NHL Teams That Are Resorting to Backup Plans After Start of Free Agency

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NHL Teams That Are Resorting to Backup Plans After Start of Free Agency
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The 2013 NHL offseason may turn out to be one of the most radical in recent memory due to compression. It's been shortened because of the lockout, giving general managers and owners less time than usual to draw up (and execute) an offseason plan of attack.

Toss in the added intrigue of the compliance buyout and a falling salary cap ceiling, and GMs have been forced to walk an awfully tricky tightrope this offseason—improving upon the last year's roster while spending less money.

This has been especially tough for teams that were very close to the cap ceiling prior to it sinking.

As is always the case during the offseason, there just aren't enough Plan A's to go around. Some teams must make the most of their situations, and some franchises are much better at adapting than others.

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