NHL Teams Most Likely to Improve in 2017

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NHL Teams Most Likely to Improve in 2017
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Entering 2017, several NHL teams are in need of improvement. Potential playoff contenders, such as the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning, find themselves outside the postseason bracket.

Some, such as the Boston Bruins, are barely clinging to a playoff berth. Others, such as the Winnipeg Jets, hope to vault into the postseason picture. 

This slideshow lists eight NHL teams most likely to improve over the remainder of 2016-17. We'll examine their current record, position in the standings, problem areas and why they'll overcome them. 

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