The NHL's Eight Best Offseasons

Keith HarrisonContributor IIAugust 26, 2009

The NHL's Eight Best Offseasons

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    CALGARY, AB - APRIL 22: Jarome Iginla #12 and Dion Phaneuf #3 of the Calgary Flames celebrate Iginla's empty net goal to seal the win against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game Four of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on A

New York Islanders

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    MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26:  John Tavares poses for a portrait after being picked number one overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islander at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Flyers

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    PHILADELPHIA - JULY 06: (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN DIGITALLY ALTERED) Chris Pronger #20 of the Philadelphia Flyers poses for a portrait after his first press conference as a Philadelphia Flyer at Flyer's Skate Zone on July 6, 2009 in Philadelphia,

Edmonton Oilers

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    ANAHEIM, CA - MARCH 27:  Andrew Cogliano #13 of the Edmonton Oilers (R) looks to celebrate a goal by teammate Fernando Pisani #34 with teammates Tom Gilbert #77 and Denis Grebeshkov #37 in the first period against the Anaheim Ducks during the NHL game at

Vancouver Canucks

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    CHICAGO - MAY 11:  (L-R) Kevin Bieksa #3, Daniel Sedin #22, Henrik Sedin #33 and Sami Salo #6 of the Vancouver Canucks celebrate after Daniel Sedin scored a goal in the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks during Game Six of the Western Conference

Anaheim Ducks

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    DETROIT - MAY 14: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates his third period goal with Corey Perry #10 and Ryan Getzlaf #15 while playing the Detroit Red Wings in Game Seven of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2009 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on

Toronto Maple Leafs

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    MONTREAL - JUNE 26:  (L-R)  Toronto Maple Leafs President & GM Brian Burke, Special Advisor Cliff Fletcher, First Round Draft Pick Nazem Kadri, Senior VP of Hockey Operations Dave Nonis and Head Coach Ron Wilson stand on the stage during the first round o

Tampa Bay Lightning

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    MONTREAL, QC - JUNE 26:  Second overall draft pick, Victor Hedman of the Tampa Bay Lightning poses for a portrait durng the 2009 NHL Entry Draft at the Bell Centre on June 26, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Calgary Flames

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    NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 28:  Jay Bouwmeester #4 of the Florida Panthers skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 28, 2009 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Panthers 7-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Teams That Have People Fooled about Their Offseason

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    MONTREAL- APRIL 22:  Members of the Montreal Canadiens huddle after being defeated by the Boston Bruins 4-1 after Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Bell Centre on April 22, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec,
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