The Bruins have a complete roster that's ready to go next season. They're also bumping up against the salary cap ceiling, so they don't have a lot of flexibility.
This draft was all about the future for Boston. They provided good entertainment value by choosing goaltender Malcolm Subban in the first round and have done a solid job of restocking their pool of prospects through the rest of the draft.
The Hawks were lucky to be able to grab skilled Finn Teuvo Teravainen with the 18th pick, but he's undersized and likely won't bring immediate help.
Chicago still needs to address its goaltending and tinker with the chemistry that has caused its first-round playoff exits for the last two years.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus has a brutal track record with its draft picks, so "holding" is not a bad place for it to be.
Ryan Murray should turn out to be a solid choice. Right until the last minute on Friday, there was speculation that he might go first overall. Swedish goalie Oscar Dansk also looks like a good second-round pick who could address a positional weakness.
Until the Rick Nash deal is complete, it's hard to say that Columbus is moving forward. Scott Howson hasn't budged from his high asking price on Nash, and the future of the franchise will depend on the quality of assets that he receives in the deal.
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit's first-round pick this year ended up in Tampa Bay as part of the Kyle Quincey deal at the trade deadline. But the Red Wings have proven again and again that they don't need to draft early to draft effectively.
Martin Frk was a highly touted prospect who dropped to No. 49 before he was grabbed by the Red Wings. The Czech winger is exactly the type of player who could eventually make people wonder how he ever dropped so far.
For now, Detroit holds tight. For them, ''holding'' means continuing to develop obscure prospects better than almost any other team.
Florida had only five picks in this year's draft. First-rounder Mike Matheson will need some time to develop, so this weekend won't have any immediate impact on the Panthers' prospects for next season.
Florida has some roster spots to fill, especially on the blue line. With tons of cap space, they may be active in free agency. They may also once again be a fit for a team that's looking to shed a good player with a larger contract.
After the bold moves at last year's draft didn't result in improved team fortunes, the Wild have laid low so far this year.
Matthew Dumba looks like a dynamic defenseman but likely won't be ready for at least a year. Still, Minnesota's fortunes should improve next season if it can just stay healthier than it did last year.
Considering Nashville's strong organizational emphasis on developing their own draft choices, it shouldn't be surprising that they were somehow able to use two second-round picks to grab prospects who'd had first-round potential, Pontus Aberg and Colton Sissons.
Nashville has some roster holes that will need to be addressed. Their summer begins when the Ryan Suter situation resolves itself after July 1.
New Jersey Devils
The Devils are still hoping they'll be able to re-sign Zach Parise, and the coveted winger has indicated that he'd like to return if finances allow.
Until Parise stays or goes, New Jersey is caught in a sort of limbo. As such, they did a good job of re-stocking their prospects with this year's draft choices. They also caused a little grief for their fans when they used their first-round pick to chose Stefan Matteau, son of former Ranger and long-time enemy Stephane Matteau.
New York Rangers
The Rangers have been quiet so far, but it's assumed that discussions continue with Columbus on the Rick Nash front. He's the player they covet for next season.
New York had just four choices in this year's draft. With their first-rounder, they picked up solid defensive prospect Brady Skjei.
Phoenix's first-round choice, Henrik Samuelsson, saw his stock rise significantly after a standout performance during the Memorial Cup tournament. He has great bloodlines, good size and good hands. He'll turn out to be a solid prospect.
The Coyotes also shored up their defensive core by re-acquiring Zbynek Michalek from Pittsburgh. Michalek spent five productive seasons with the Coyotes before signing as a free agent with the Penguins in 2010 and will be happy to get back to the desert.
Beyond that, Phoenix will have to wait until their ownership situation is clarified before it can make further moves to try to improve upon its best season in franchise history.
St. Louis Blues
St. Louis made huge strides last year, moving from a non-playoff team all the way to contending for the Presidents' Trophy. They have a good young core group in place, and most of the team is expected to return next year.
The Blues have done well at the draft table in recent years, so it would not be surprising to see good things from some of the eight young men they selected at this year's draft.
Tampa Bay Lightning
Tampa Bay made a move earlier in the week, acquiring young goaltender Anders Lindback.
Steve Yzerman made good on his word to start developing goalies within their system when he took standout Russian Andrey Vasilevskiy in the first round, along with big defenseman Slater Koekkook.
Neither is likely to provide immediate help, but it looks like Yzerman learned a thing or two during his time in Detroit about making sure the prospect bank was always well-stocked.