A 30-TEAM TO-DO LIST

As hockey melts into the summer, here's a rundown of the top priorities for every NHL team
June 22, 2015

EASTERN CONFERENCE

ATLANTIC

BRUINS

Replace fourth line and pay RFA blueliner Dougie Hamilton.

CANADIENS

More creative forwards--or figure out how to use ones they have.

LIGHTNING

Roster is in great shape--biggest concern will be short off-season.

MAPLE LEAFS

Trade Phil Kessel, a bad fit with new coach Mike Babcock.

PANTHERS

Must re-sign RFA Jonathan Huberdeau; need another scorer.

RED WINGS

Pick a goalie: costly Jimmy Howard or playoff stud Petr Mrázek.

SABRES

Presumptive No. 2 pick Jack Eichel will help NHL's worst offense.

SENATORS

Pick a goalie (Craig Anderson or Andrew Hammond); trade odd man out

METROPOLITAN

BLUE JACKETS

Finished 15-1-1; just need time to recover after injury-marred season.

CAPITALS

Import more skilled support players for Alex Ovechkin.

DEVILS

Find offense. Only one player scored more than 20 goals last year.

FLYERS

Off-load unfriendly contracts to clear salary-cap room.

HURRICANES

Must draft wisely--a problem in recent years--with No. 5 pick.

ISLANDERS

Power-play pop: They went 0 for 14 with man-advantage in playoffs.

PENGUINS

Find younger, quicker, more skilled wingers for center Sidney Crosby.

RANGERS

Get depth at center--for a solid trade chip, backup goalie Cam Talbot.

WESTERN CONFERENCE

CENTRAL

AVALANCHE

Upgrade middling corps of defensemen.

BLACKHAWKS

Shed salary by moving Bryan Bickell and Patrick Sharp.

BLUES

Need to focus on adding more speed up and down lineup.

JETS

Bring in star power to boost average offense and team identity.

PREDATORS

Find a No. 1 center who can feed James Neal and Filip Forsberg.

STARS

Find goalie: Kari Lehtonen's .903 save % was below NHL average (.915).

WILD

Priority No. 1: Sign goalie Devan Dubnyk, a pending UFA.

PACIFIC

CANUCKS

Find scoring depth--either in system or by trading a backup goalie.

COYOTES

First and foremost, need a home city that wants them.

DUCKS

Re-sign winger Jakob Silfverberg, maintain enviable depth.

FLAMES

Find veteran support to solidify a rising young team.

KINGS

Need a defenseman in case they lose Slava Voynov to legal troubles.

SHARKS

New coach Pete DeBoer must inspire group that was lethargic last year.

OILERS

With imminent arrival of top pick Connor McDavid, find defensemen--now.

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