6 Flawed NHL Teams That Must Make a Trade Early in 2013

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6 Flawed NHL Teams That Must Make a Trade Early in 2013
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Mike Babcock is having a hard time believing that the team he sees on the ice is really the Detroit Red Wings.

Some teams have played two games, while others have played three, yet it seems obvious that there are several teams with flaws.

We are not going to condemn the New York Rangers or the Los Angeles Kings for their slow starts and start demanding changes simply because they were a combined 0-4 when they woke up on the morning of Jan. 23.

However, when we look around the league, there are several teams with significant flaws. In some cases, the problems are specific, and in others they are systemic.

In the latter cases, a trade could change team chemistry and give coaches a better chance to win.

In the former, a trade could transform a weakness into a strength.

Here's a look at six teams that need to make trades right away.

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