NHL Free Agency 2012: 5 Teams That Look Absolutely Lost with Offseason Moves

October 2nd, 2012 by Nicholas Goss Leave a reply »
When NHL teams fail to address their roster weaknesses in free agency during the months leading up to a possible lockout, they set themselves up for a potential disaster.

Teams still with a lot of holes on their roster that are already close to the salary cap might not have much financial flexibility under the terms of the new CBA.

The following teams have not made the necessary moves to get better as a team or replace important players who departed via free agency, through trades or retirement.


New Jersey Devils

The New Jersey Devils were a top contender in the Zach Parise sweepstakes this summer, but a chance to play in his home state and sign a massive 13-year contract was too good of an opportunity to pass up.

Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello has yet to make any significant changes to help make up for Parise's departure and might have to rely on better seasons from veteran Ilya Kovalchuk and young star Adam Henrique to help the team stay strong offensively.

Even without Parise, signing another top-six forward would have given the Devils another shot at making a deep playoff run ...

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