With the 2012 Stanley Cup Final underway, just two teams remain playing in this NHL season. The other 28 must look forward to improving themselves for the future.
Whether through free agency, trading or drafting, each team in the league has a need to address this offseason.
Some moves can have an immediate impact (see, Mike Richards and Jeff Carter of the Los Angeles Kings), but all work of a general manager has an effect on the team eventually. Here are moves that can cause an impact for each team.