As we approach the holiday roster freeze, teams in the NHL will get time to assess where they are and where they want to be when the calendar reads April.
Some teams have a lot of strengths and have been playing well. Those teams might look to add something minor or could look inside their organization for help as easily as they could look for a trade.
Other teams have more issues than Sports Illustrated and could be looking to sell and start looking towards a new dynamic moving into the new four-conference alignment next season.
Whether the team is good or bad, every team has an area that could use help. What follows is a look at what each team could stand to make a deal to improve, whether it's a minor improvement or the beginning of a rebuild.