NHL Free Agency 2013: 6 Teams in Desperate Need of Defense

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NHL Free Agency 2013: 6 Teams in Desperate Need of Defense
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The Ottawa Senators are just one team in need of defensive help.

When the lockout ends and free agency resumes, some NHL teams are still going to need to shore up their defense.

Though most of the biggest names on the market were snapped up prior to the work stoppage, that's not going to stop some organizations from scrounging from the remains. Then again, for most of the teams on this list, throwing $100 million at Ryan Suter wouldn't have solved all their problems anyway; the defensive woes run deeper than that.

Let's take a look at the teams that will be wanting for defensive help when the league returns to action.

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