This summer saw some pretty big names in the NHL shifting locations. Whether it was a free-agent signing or a trade, several teams immediately addressed roster needs heading into the 2012-13 season.
For every team that happened to make the free-agent signing, 29 other teams missed out. While the free-agent class was relatively thin, there was still talent out there, and some teams just flat struck out.
With few NHL draft picks expected to make an immediate impact and most of the prime selections off of the free-agent market, general managers will need to pay close attention to the "trade winds."
Some teams have players that are observed as "untouchable," but in the end everyone has a price. If and when the season gets underway, the goal will still be the same: win the Stanley Cup.
The improbable run of the Los Angeles Kings has given a parity-driven league the belief that anyone can be a contender. A shortened season makes that possibility even greater, and with jobs on the line, expect some big names to move as teams clamor to pluck that final piece in their run for glory.