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The Biggest Improvement Each NHL Team Needs to Make This Offseason
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The first round of the 2013 NHL playoffs is starting to wrap up, but that doesn't mean it's too early to look ahead at what each and every team should concentrate on during the offseason to improve.

The best GMs in the league always seem to have one eye on the ice and one eye on the future, and championship-caliber teams can be built and destroyed in a summer.

Between the draft, free-agency period and training camps, a lot of important choices are made when there isn't any NHL hockey happening out on the ice—when all the action is reserved for board rooms and luncheons.

What separates good teams from the rest of the pack is the ability to identify holes in the lineup and then fill them without overspending. It looks simple on paper, but more than one team in the NHL seems to struggle with the process.

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