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Every team's biggest need

Jul 27, 2018 at 2:19
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Anaheim - Scoring (if Kesler is out)
Arizona - Experience
Boston - Depth on Defence
Buffalo - Defence
Calgary - Depth on Defence
Carolina - Goaltending (I don't know if Mrazek is the solution)
Chicago - Younger players
Colorado - Forward depth
Columbus - A 1st line Centre
Dallas - Defence
Detroit - Cap Space
Edmonton - A fast winger to play with McDavid
Florida - Defence
Los Angeles - Backup Goaltender
Minnesota - Depth on Defence
Montreal - A 1st line Centre
Nashville - Forward depth
New Jersey - A #1 defenseman
NY Islanders - Defence
NY Rangers - Defence
Ottawa - Figuring out what's going to happen with Erik Karlsson
Philadelphia - Goaltending (Either a more consistent starter or a backup to replace Elliott if he's struggling)
Pittsburgh - Depth on defence
San Jose - Scoring
St. Louis - Forward Depth
Tampa Bay - Nothing on paper ... they just need to keep the team together and hope they can finally win a cup
Toronto - Defence
Vancouver - A #1 defenseman
Vegas - A #1 defenseman
Washington - Nothing really
Winnipeg - Cap space
Jul 27, 2018 at 4:56
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan

St. Louis - Forward Depth


St. Louis needs steady goaltending the most. Forward depth is the best it has been in years.

Maroon-ROR-Tarasenko
Schwartz-Schenn-Perron
Fabbri-Bozak-Steen
Jaskin-Barbashev-Soshnikov

with Sanford/Sundqvist/Thorburn/Nolan/Thomas/Kyrou/Kostin/Foley/Blais/Stevens all looking for spots in training camp.
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Jul 27, 2018 at 5:18
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Anaheim - Younger forwards to go with their good, young defense
Arizona - Consistency at the center position
Boston - Consistency in net
Buffalo - Consistent goaltending, depth defense, scoring wingers
Calgary - Good Mike Smith and a better shooting percentage
Carolina - High-end center and an average goaltender
Chicago - Healthy Crawford
Colorado - Depth scoring
Columbus - Panarin extended and Werenski extended before the season begins
Dallas - Depth scoring and to not play Roman Polak
Detroit - Good, young defensemen
Edmonton - Production from their RW
Florida - Consistent goaltending
Los Angeles - The Fountain of Youth
Minnesota - Better depth forwards
Montreal - Help
Nashville - Consistency from the Turris line
New Jersey - Good Schneider, Butcher to take the next step, depth scoring
NY Islanders - Defensemen and to sell Lee, Eberle, and Nelson at the deadline
NY Rangers - Skjei long-term extension and to keep rebuilding the way they've been doing it
Ottawa - More help than Montreal and to trade Karlsson without attaching Bobby Ryan to him
Philadelphia - Depth defensemen, consistent goaltending
Pittsburgh - A time machine to take back that Jack Johnson contract
San Jose - A Stanley Cup to justify those Burns, Vlasic, Couture, and Kane contracts
St. Louis - Good Jake Allen
Tampa Bay - Right side defensemen
Toronto - Vezina-caliber Andersen
Vancouver - Demko to be NHL-ready soon
Vegas - Schmidt and Theodore extensions, and a Karlsson bridge deal
Washington - Bowey and Djoos to play well so they don't have to play Orpik
Winnipeg - Cap space and to trade Trouba
Jul 27, 2018 at 5:23
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Quoting: DoctorBreakfast


Thanks Doc, I wanted to fix them but I got too lazy...

Would be nice for VGK to get Wild Bill on a good bridge deal, wonder if they can pull it off.
Jul 27, 2018 at 7:15
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Anaheim - Bottom 6 depth
Arizona - Veteran experience
Boston - Move out Backes' contract
Buffalo - Top 6 LW
Calgary - RHD, backup goaltender incase Gillies or Rittich don't do well
Carolina - Center depth
Chicago - Bottom 6 depth
Colorado - Forward depth
Columbus - 1C, Dubinsky's contract gone
Dallas - A little bit of everything besides goaltending
Detroit - Cap Space
Edmonton - Top 6 RW
Florida - They need to hope for no drama from Hoffman's GF
Los Angeles - Move Phaneuf's contract
Minnesota - Center depth or bottom 6 depth in general
Montreal - EVERYTHING
Nashville - Hope to have enough cap space to re-sign Fiala, Ellis, and Rinne
New Jersey - Top 4 defense
NY Islanders - A little bit of everything
NY Rangers - Forward depth, defensive depth and a backup goaltender
Ottawa - Deal or re-sign EK, and move Bobby Ryan out of Ottawa
Philadelphia - Defensive depth
Pittsburgh - Unknown
San Jose - Forward Depth
St. Louis - Jake Allen to show the haters that he can still be their starter
Tampa Bay - To no run out of cap space
Toronto - Defence
Vancouver - Roussel and Beagle to actually be worth the money
Vegas - Erik Karlsson
Washington - Backup goaltender
Winnipeg - To hope they can re-sign Wheeler, Laine, Connor and Trouba next season
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Jul 29, 2018 at 2:06
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Anaheim - Scoring depth
Arizona - Consistency from Strome
Boston - More bottom six contributions
Buffalo - Ristolainen plays defense
Calgary - Lindholm breakout
Carolina - Top six center(s)
Chicago - Defense, defense and more defense
Colorado - More depth scoring
Columbus - Panarin extension
Dallas - Secondary scoring
Detroit - Trade whoever has value
Edmonton - Cam Talbot bounce back
Florida - A healthy Luongo
Los Angeles - More speed on the wings
Minnesota - Get out of no man’s land
Montreal - A new GM
Nashville - A better 1C than Johansen
New Jersey - Production outside of Hall
NY Islanders - Goaltending
NY Rangers - Continue the rebuild
Ottawa - New ownership
Philadelphia - Consistent goaltending
Pittsburgh - Defensive structure
San Jose - A young-ish 1C
St. Louis - Consistent goaltending
Tampa - 5 more playoff wins? Idk, they’re stacked
Toronto - Defensive defensemen
Vancouver - RHD prospects
Vegas - No huge drop off
Washington - Backup goalie, a reserved seat for Orpik in the press box
Winnipeg - Roslovic breakout
Jul 29, 2018 at 5:22
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Quoting: krakowitz
Anaheim - Scoring depth
Arizona - Consistency from Strome
Boston - More bottom six contributions
Buffalo - Ristolainen plays defense
Calgary - Lindholm breakout
Carolina - Top six center(s)
Chicago - Defense, defense and more defense
Colorado - More depth scoring
Columbus - Panarin extension
Dallas - Secondary scoring
Detroit - Trade whoever has value
Edmonton - Cam Talbot bounce back
Florida - A healthy Luongo
Los Angeles - More speed on the wings
Minnesota - Get out of no man’s land
Montreal - A new GM
Nashville - A better 1C than Johansen
New Jersey - Production outside of Hall
NY Islanders - Goaltending
NY Rangers - Continue the rebuild
Ottawa - New ownership
Philadelphia - Consistent goaltending
Pittsburgh - Defensive structure
San Jose - A young-ish 1C
St. Louis - Consistent goaltending
Tampa - 5 more playoff wins? Idk, they’re stacked
Toronto - Defensive defensemen
Vancouver - RHD prospects
Vegas - No huge drop off
Washington - Backup goalie, a reserved seat for Orpik in the press box
Winnipeg - Roslovic breakout


Johansen is a 1C.
Jul 29, 2018 at 5:23
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Forward depth is my new answer for LA, i forgot they had Budaj. No need for a backup goalie.
Jul 29, 2018 at 7:55
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Johansen is a 1C.


He gets paid like one. Doesn’t mean he is one. Big difference.
Jul 29, 2018 at 8:06
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Quoting: krakowitz
He gets paid like one. Doesn’t mean he is one. Big difference.


Yes, i know, but he is a 1C. He struggled this year but it's only 1 year.
Jul 29, 2018 at 10:33
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Yes, i know, but he is a 1C. He struggled this year but it's only 1 year.


61 points in 82 games last year. 54 points in 79 games this year. And it’s not like you can say he sacrifices offense for a good two-way game, because he doesn’t do that either.
Jul 29, 2018 at 11:12
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Quoting: krakowitz
61 points in 82 games last year. 54 points in 79 games this year. And it’s not like you can say he sacrifices offense for a good two-way game, because he doesn’t do that either.


61 points is pretty good. And he is a two-way player.
Jul 30, 2018 at 2:10
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
61 points is pretty good. And he is a two-way player.


How much do you watch him to make a fair assessment on that?
Jul 30, 2018 at 2:52
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Quoting: krakowitz
How much do you watch him to make a fair assessment on that?


I've watched the Preds quite a bit. He's been a good two-way player.
Jul 30, 2018 at 10:46
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Anaheim- Transition their Youth to 1st team regulars
Arizona- Bring Strome alive
Boston- a Muzel for Marchand
Buffalo- To convince Dahlin and Eichel that they are ready to compete
Calgary- Forward Depth & Goalie support
Carolina- To let the kids play
Chicago- find a way to move Seabrook
Colorado- To give the 1st line some scoring relief
Columbus - Let PLD pan out to be their future 1C
Dallas- Forward Depth
Detroit- Give Zadina a shot in the top 6
Edmonton- Give the puck to Mcdavid
Florida- to put all the pieces together
LA- Ressurect Kovalchuk
Minnesota-Get pass the 1st round
Montreal- EVERYTHING BUT A GOALIE
Nashville- Forward Consistancy
New jersey- Scoring relief for Hall
Islanders-Let the youth take over
Rangers- Move more players to youthanize the future
Ottawa- Find a new owner
Pittsburgh- Squeeze one more cup out of this roster core
Philadelphia- Start Bringing up the X amount of prospects they have
Sharks- Keep Kane out of trouble
Blues- Find Consistancy out of Allen
Lightning- No more Playoff F*** Ups
Toronto- Give Freddy more support in the back end
Vancouver- Call up Demko and Pettersson to steal the show
Washington- Repeat History from last year
Vegas- To figure out how they will keep last seasons momentum going
Winnipeg- Move Trouba
Jul 30, 2018 at 11:28
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Anaheim: Scoring depth
Arizona: Veteran presence
Boston: Depth
Buffalo: Depth on everything
Calgary: Depth on defense
Carolina: Starting goalie
Chicago: Youth movement
Colorado: Scoring depth
Columbus: Scoring depth
Dallas: Scoring depth
Detroit: Defense
Edmonton: Wingers for McDavid
Florida: Younger goalie
Los Angeles: Youth movement
Minnesota: Scoring depth
Montreal: Centers
Nashville: Depth
New Jersey: Depth
New York Islanders: Defense
New York Rangers: Defense
Ottawa: New ownership
Philadelphia: Starting Goalie
Pittsburgh: Top pair left handed defenseman
San Jose: 1C
St. Louis: Starting goalie
Tampa Bay: ''Want to win'' mentality
Toronto: Right-handed defensemen
Vancouver: Defensemen
Washington: Keeping the same mentality
Vegas: 1 defenseman
Winnipeg: Cap space
Jul 30, 2018 at 11:39
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Quoting: Rodzikhockey93
Anaheim- Transition their Youth to 1st team regulars
Arizona- Bring Strome alive
Boston- a Muzel for Marchand
Buffalo- To convince Dahlin and Eichel that they are ready to compete
Calgary- Forward Depth & Goalie support
Carolina- To let the kids play
Chicago- find a way to move Seabrook
Colorado- To give the 1st line some scoring relief
Columbus - Let PLD pan out to be their future 1C
Dallas- Forward Depth
Detroit- Give Zadina a shot in the top 6
Edmonton- Give the puck to Mcdavid
Florida- to put all the pieces together
LA- Ressurect Kovalchuk
Minnesota-Get pass the 1st round
Montreal- EVERYTHING BUT A GOALIE
Nashville- Forward Consistancy
New jersey- Scoring relief for Hall
Islanders-Let the youth take over
Rangers- Move more players to youthanize the future
Ottawa- Find a new owner
Pittsburgh- Squeeze one more cup out of this roster core
Philadelphia- Start Bringing up the X amount of prospects they have
Sharks- Keep Kane out of trouble
Blues- Find Consistancy out of Allen
Lightning- No more Playoff F*** Ups
Toronto- Give Freddy more support in the back end
Vancouver- Call up Demko and Pettersson to steal the show
Washington- Repeat History from last year
Vegas- To figure out how they will keep last seasons momentum going
Winnipeg- Move Trouba


Quoting: Hockeylover360
Anaheim: Scoring depth
Arizona: Veteran presence
Boston: Depth
Buffalo: Depth on everything
Calgary: Depth on defense
Carolina: Starting goalie
Chicago: Youth movement
Colorado: Scoring depth
Columbus: Scoring depth
Dallas: Scoring depth
Detroit: Defense
Edmonton: Wingers for McDavid
Florida: Younger goalie
Los Angeles: Youth movement
Minnesota: Scoring depth
Montreal: Centers
Nashville: Depth
New Jersey: Depth
New York Islanders: Defense
New York Rangers: Defense
Ottawa: New ownership
Philadelphia: Starting Goalie
Pittsburgh: Top pair left handed defenseman
San Jose: 1C
St. Louis: Starting goalie
Tampa Bay: ''Want to win'' mentality
Toronto: Right-handed defensemen
Vancouver: Defensemen
Washington: Keeping the same mentality
Vegas: 1 defenseman
Winnipeg: Cap space


You do know that Vegas comes before Washington alphabetically, right? awesome face
Jul 30, 2018 at 11:48
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
You do know that Vegas comes before Washington alphabetically, right? awesome face


I was looking at @Rodzikhockey93 post for reference.
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Jul 30, 2018 at 12:51
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Anaheim: scoring depth with more left handed shots
Arizona: stabilized lineup
Boston: further develop their young studs
Buffalo: top 6 winger, defensive stability & depth
Calgary: stable goaltending
Carolina: an actual goaltender
Chicago: healthy goaltending; infuse the youth
Columbus: bounce-back year from Wennberg
Colorado: scoring depth
Dallas: scoring depth; strong campaign from Bishop
Detroit: fix your horrendous defence
Edmonton: top 6 wingers
Florida: a top 4 dman; healthy year from Luongo
LA: scoring depth
Minnesota: health
Montreal: #1C, top 4 dmen, scoring depth, dare I say new GM
Nashville: scoring depth
New Jersey: scoring depth; bounce back year from Schneider
NYI: un-do your offseason
NYR: youth infusement
Ottawa: tears of joy
Philadelphia: defensive stability, insert Hart ASAP
Pittsburgh: insert Sprong and Simon into the lineup
San Jose: utilize that cap space they got for a big piece
St. Louis: goaltending stability, if not, new goalie
Tampa Bay: RHD
Toronto: top pairing RHD
Vancouver: new ownership group please
Vegas: utilize Tuch in a top 6 role
Washington: make Wilson look good after that signing
Winnipeg: 2C
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Aug 1, 2018 at 10:41
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So far the only person to get Boston's "biggest need" right is @MrBooth
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Aug 1, 2018 at 11:10
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Quoting: ON3M4N
So far the only person to get Boston's "biggest need" right is @MrBooth


a very well known bruins guru
Aug 23, 2018 at 9:51
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Quoting: rangersandislesfan
Anaheim - Scoring (if Kesler is out)
Arizona - Experience
Boston - Depth on Defence
Buffalo - Defence
Calgary - Depth on Defence
Carolina - Goaltending (I don't know if Mrazek is the solution)
Chicago - Younger players
Colorado - Forward depth
Columbus - A 1st line Centre
Dallas - Defence
Detroit - Cap Space
Edmonton - A fast winger to play with McDavid
Florida - Defence
Los Angeles - Backup Goaltender
Minnesota - Depth on Defence
Montreal - A 1st line Centre
Nashville - Forward depth
New Jersey - A #1 defenseman
NY Islanders - Defence
NY Rangers - Defence
Ottawa - Figuring out what's going to happen with Erik Karlsson
Philadelphia - Goaltending (Either a more consistent starter or a backup to replace Elliott if he's struggling)
Pittsburgh - Depth on defence
San Jose - Scoring
St. Louis - Forward Depth
Tampa Bay - Nothing on paper ... they just need to keep the team together and hope they can finally win a cup
Toronto - Defence
Vancouver - A #1 defenseman
Vegas - A #1 defenseman
Washington - Nothing really
Winnipeg - Cap space


Bruins have the depth on D. Signed Moore and have 8 legit NHL D men signed....try again....
Aug 23, 2018 at 9:53
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Quoting: DoctorBreakfast
Anaheim - Younger forwards to go with their good, young defense
Arizona - Consistency at the center position
Boston - Consistency in net
Buffalo - Consistent goaltending, depth defense, scoring wingers
Calgary - Good Mike Smith and a better shooting percentage
Carolina - High-end center and an average goaltender
Chicago - Healthy Crawford
Colorado - Depth scoring
Columbus - Panarin extended and Werenski extended before the season begins
Dallas - Depth scoring and to not play Roman Polak
Detroit - Good, young defensemen
Edmonton - Production from their RW
Florida - Consistent goaltending
Los Angeles - The Fountain of Youth
Minnesota - Better depth forwards
Montreal - Help
Nashville - Consistency from the Turris line
New Jersey - Good Schneider, Butcher to take the next step, depth scoring
NY Islanders - Defensemen and to sell Lee, Eberle, and Nelson at the deadline
NY Rangers - Skjei long-term extension and to keep rebuilding the way they've been doing it
Ottawa - More help than Montreal and to trade Karlsson without attaching Bobby Ryan to him
Philadelphia - Depth defensemen, consistent goaltending
Pittsburgh - A time machine to take back that Jack Johnson contract
San Jose - A Stanley Cup to justify those Burns, Vlasic, Couture, and Kane contracts
St. Louis - Good Jake Allen
Tampa Bay - Right side defensemen
Toronto - Vezina-caliber Andersen
Vancouver - Demko to be NHL-ready soon
Vegas - Schmidt and Theodore extensions, and a Karlsson bridge deal
Washington - Bowey and Djoos to play well so they don't have to play Orpik
Winnipeg - Cap space and to trade Trouba


Rask is consistent. One of the most consistent in the league!!!
Aug 23, 2018 at 9:55
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Quoting: TabooPenguo
Anaheim - Bottom 6 depth
Arizona - Veteran experience
Boston - Move out Backes' contract
Buffalo - Top 6 LW
Calgary - RHD, backup goaltender incase Gillies or Rittich don't do well
Carolina - Center depth
Chicago - Bottom 6 depth
Colorado - Forward depth
Columbus - 1C, Dubinsky's contract gone
Dallas - A little bit of everything besides goaltending
Detroit - Cap Space
Edmonton - Top 6 RW
Florida - They need to hope for no drama from Hoffman's GF
Los Angeles - Move Phaneuf's contract
Minnesota - Center depth or bottom 6 depth in general
Montreal - EVERYTHING
Nashville - Hope to have enough cap space to re-sign Fiala, Ellis, and Rinne
New Jersey - Top 4 defense
NY Islanders - A little bit of everything
NY Rangers - Forward depth, defensive depth and a backup goaltender
Ottawa - Deal or re-sign EK, and move Bobby Ryan out of Ottawa
Philadelphia - Defensive depth
Pittsburgh - Unknown
San Jose - Forward Depth
St. Louis - Jake Allen to show the haters that he can still be their starter
Tampa Bay - To no run out of cap space
Toronto - Defence
Vancouver - Roussel and Beagle to actually be worth the money
Vegas - Erik Karlsson
Washington - Backup goaltender
Winnipeg - To hope they can re-sign Wheeler, Laine, Connor and Trouba next season


Finally someone actually suggests something real for the Bruins. This will likely become more of a reality after this upcoming season.
Aug 23, 2018 at 9:56
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Quoting: krakowitz
Anaheim - Scoring depth
Arizona - Consistency from Strome
Boston - More bottom six contributions
Buffalo - Ristolainen plays defense
Calgary - Lindholm breakout
Carolina - Top six center(s)
Chicago - Defense, defense and more defense
Colorado - More depth scoring
Columbus - Panarin extension
Dallas - Secondary scoring
Detroit - Trade whoever has value
Edmonton - Cam Talbot bounce back
Florida - A healthy Luongo
Los Angeles - More speed on the wings
Minnesota - Get out of no man’s land
Montreal - A new GM
Nashville - A better 1C than Johansen
New Jersey - Production outside of Hall
NY Islanders - Goaltending
NY Rangers - Continue the rebuild
Ottawa - New ownership
Philadelphia - Consistent goaltending
Pittsburgh - Defensive structure
San Jose - A young-ish 1C
St. Louis - Consistent goaltending
Tampa - 5 more playoff wins? Idk, they’re stacked
Toronto - Defensive defensemen
Vancouver - RHD prospects
Vegas - No huge drop off
Washington - Backup goalie, a reserved seat for Orpik in the press box
Winnipeg - Roslovic breakout


I think you'll see that this year for Bruins. Kinda vague though.....if they do get it, they will go very deep this year....
 
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