NHL Free Agency 2013: 7 Teams Whose Offseason Will Haunt Them for Years

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NHL Free Agency 2013: 7 Teams Whose Offseason Will Haunt Them for Years
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The Red Wings may not have done enough in the offseason to give Mike Babcock the kind of competitive team fans have gotten used to in Detroit.

It's often been said that it's the things in life you regret and not the things you do.

This is often true in sports. When a team has a strong core of players, a general manager may hesitate to make a player acquisition because he doesn't want to upset the balance on his roster.

Not making that move can come back to haunt you if the player that was ignored goes on to have an explosive season.

Of course, making the wrong move can be disastrous as well.

From our perspective, we think the NHL teams that really didn't do much in the offseason will probably live to regret it in the years to come.

A team like the Minnesota Wild that aggressively signed stars Zach Parise and Ryan Suter has raised their talent level. Could those moves ultimately fail? Of course, but we think those moves were great for a team that wants to get better.

Here are seven teams that will regret their 2012 offseasons for years to come.

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