Since the 2010-11 NHL Season came to a close, there have been a number of blockbuster trades executed, and many star players have changed addresses.
Teams like the Minnesota, San Jose, Columbus, Edmonton, Philadelphia and Los Angeles have all acquired front-line NHLers via trade during what has been a hectic Offseason.
General managers across the league fully understand that being able to lay claim to a superstar player is beneficial for a number of reasons. While the primary purpose of star players is obviously to bring their elite level abilities to the lineup, standout players also generate higher levels of fan interest and press for the franchise, so they're always a hot commodity in this league.
Teams are often willing to overpay for the services of a star player, either by means of signing a free agent or giving up valuable assets in a trade.
Currently, there are a number of teams who don't have a legitimate star player on their rosters, and at least a handful of them have proven to be willing to pay a hefty price for an elite level talent.
Here are the top six teams that fit that billing.