The 10 NHL Teams That Have Improved the Most in the 2016 Offseason

July 16th, 2016 by Carol Schram Leave a reply »
We're still about three months away from the beginning of the 2016-17 NHL regular season, but it's never too early to start assessing the winners and losers of the summer.

Unexpected twists and turns will inevitably arise, but after the draft, free agency and the massive shockwaves caused by the major trades on June 29, it looks like most teams are pretty close to having their salary-cap-compliant rosters ready to go for next season.

Not surprisingly, teams that finished outside last year's playoff picture dominate the list of clubs that look poised to take the biggest steps forward. They have more incentive to make big changes—and more room for improvement.

Whether it's through new player acquisitions, locking down key players or their roster or even addition by subtraction, here are the 10 teams that have made the best moves of the 2016 offseason so far.

Which teams do you expect to see make big strides in the standings?

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