NHL Teams That Missed Opportunity to Improve Their Rosters This Summer

August 4th, 2015 by Tom Urtz Jr. Leave a reply »
The NHL's offseason is a fascinating time of the year as general managers attempt to bolster their rosters while giving up as little as possible to do so. The end result includes interesting negotiations, speculation and there is usually a pinch of mayhem thrown in for spice.

Others throw caution to the wind and raid the prospect pool to add a seemingly quintessential piece, and some general managers do nothing, for better or for worse. In particular, there were teams such as the Dallas Stars and Washington Capitals who were aggressive in upgrading their rosters, and despite taking care of business early, their fellow adversaries simply did nothing.

In the case of the Capitals, the New York Rangers didn't respond because they had their roster rounded out and lacked cap space. The New Jersey Devils, on the other hand, are in a transition period, so it wasn't expected.

There are countless examples of teams that had logical reasons to stay inactive, but the following teams really had no reason to maintain the status quo heading into the 2015-16 season. With that in mind, here are the teams that missed an opportunity to improve their rosters thi ...

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