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Edmonton Oilers

Off-season needs
Sign or replace goalie Dwayne Roloson; sign or replace Sergei Samsonov; sign (or re-sign) some defensemen, as many were scheduled to go on the market.

Done so far
Edmonton's need on the back end became priority No. 1 when superstar Chris Pronger suddenly asked to be moved. The need became even more severe when Jaroslav Spacek signed with Buffalo instead of remaining an Oiler. GM Kevin Lowe did manage to re-sign Roloson and he used Pronger to replace Samsonov's offense in the form of Joffrey Lupul. Also brought in was rearguard Daniel Tjarnqvist.

Still left to do
The Oilers still need another defenseman but they may let Marc-Andre Bergeron quarterback their power play, with Pronger and Spacek now gone. Prospect Ladislav Smid, also acquired in the Pronger deal, will have a shot to make the big club in camp.

Los Angeles Kings

Off-season needs
Acquire a bonafide No. 1 goaltender; upgrade the power play and penalty kill.

Done so far
Dan Cloutier is a proven NHL goaltender but he has injury issues and has yet to lead his club deep in the postseason. With Mathieu Garon and Jason Labarbera also on board, the Kings are covered as far as decent goaltending is concerned. The signing of Rob Blake will certainly help the power play, while the signings of former Sharks Alyn McCauley and Scott Thornton will help the penalty kill.

Still left to do
The Kings hope that Mark Parrish's spot will be replaced by rookie Anze Kopitar. Blake replaces the offense (and then some) lost with the departure of Joe Corvobut they still need another body on the back end. Alexander Khavanov is a candidate.

Minnesota Wild

Off-season needs
A lot more offense; backup goaltender; depth at the blueline.

Done so far
Without touching their 2005-06 roster, they added an elite offensive forward in Pavol Demitra (although giving up blue-chip prospect Patrick O'Sullivan was not cheap). The Wild also signed 29-goal-man Mark Parrish and power play quarterback Kim Johnsson. Vet Keith Carney was a solid addition on the blueline.

Still left to do
Minnesota is still without a legitimate backup goaltender (Finnish veteran Niklas Backstromis a dark horse candidate) and they're still one more rearguard short (unless they think newly-acquired Petteri Nummelincan do the job).

Nashville Predators

Off-season needs
A first-line center; a third-line center; depth on defense.

Done so far
Nashville signed Jason Arnott, who should step into the No. 1 center role. His presence will push David Legwand to No. 2 for the time being, where he will feel more comfortable as he continues to grow as a player. Then they traded veteran Scott Walkerto the Hurricanes in exchange of Josef Vasicek, who should fit the bill of No. 3 pivot perfectly.

Still left to do
Finnish veteran Mikko Lehtonenwas signed and brought over but he still has to prove he can handle the North American game. A stay-at-home, depth defensemen wouldn't hurt.

Phoenix Coyotes

Off-season needs
Add a forward to one of the Top 2 lines; sign or replace Curtis Joseph; generally upgrade all positions.

Done so far
The Coyotes re-signed Joseph and added what they hope will be a rejuvenated Jeremy Roenick to their top lines. Their defense corps underwent a humongous upgrade with the addition of Ed Jovanovski. They now boast an excellent six-pack of NHL defensemen.

Still left to do
Phoenix has a lot depth on the lower lines, so they may eventually trade for some draft picks. Earlier in the summer, Mike Johnson was dealt to Montreal for a draft pick. Other than that, they seem ready for what the next season will bring.

San Jose Sharks

Off-season needs
The Sharks have a lot of depth in their system. Their most urgent issue is to solve the potential goaltending controversy by trading Evgeni Nabokov.

Done so far
They lost defensive forwards Alyn McCauley and Scott Thornton to Los Angeles, but the Sharks counter-attacked and signed free agents Curtis Brown and Mike Grier. We'll call it a wash. They then went on to trade away rearguard Tom Preissing and a pair of prospects to land that big, talented left-winger they have coveted to play with Joe Thornton and Jonathan Cheechoo: Mark Bell.

Still left to do
GM Doug Wilson is still looking for the best value for goaltender Nabokov. There's still two months before the season begins, so there's no rush.

St. Louis Blues

Off-season needs
Besides everything? Everything else.

Done so far
The Blues managed to hang onto Petr Cajanek and Dallas Drake and they have added Bill Guerin, Doug Weight, Dan Hinoteand Martin Rucinsky. Magnus Kahnberg will also be joining the team in the fall and suddenly St. Louis has a decent group of forwards. On the blueline, they added one of the better defensive rearguards in Jay McKee.

Still left to do
They need a co-No. 1 goalie, such as Manny Legace, and a power-play quarterback, such as Brian Leetch. If they were to add Leetch, he would join a contingent of U.S. Olympic hockey alumni (Weight, Guerin, and Keith Tkachuk.

Vancouver Canucks

Off-season needs
Sign or replace Anson Carter; add a third-line center; sign or replace Ed Jovanovski; add some NHL-caliber depth on defense.

Done so far
About 25 teams could always use an upgrade in goaltending and Vancouver rocked the hockey world by dishing off Todd Bertuzzi et al in exchange for star netminder Roberto Luongo. But while they more than fortified the No. 1 spot with Luongo, the backup role was opened when Mika Noronen, tired of playing second-fiddle, signed to play in Russia. In other matters, the 'Nucks also signed rearguard Willie Mitchell, wingers Jan Bulis and Marc Chouinard, and acquired the underachieving but still young Taylor Pyatt.

Still left to do
Unless they plan to build from within, the Canucks still need two defensemen to play on the bottom pairing. The hole on the right side is even more glaring now that Bertuzzi is gone. They may have addressed some of it, albeit slightly, by signing Bulis.
 

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Anaheim Ducks

Off-season needs
Re-sign Teemu Selanne; resolve the pending goaltending controversy.

Done so far
Selanne is locked in for another year. GM Brian Burke jumped on the sudden availability of Chris Pronger, giving up Joffrey Lupul and Ladislav Smid in order to boast the best one-two blueline punch in the league. In Lupul's absence, youngster Bobby Ryan will now get an improved shot at a roster spot. Stanislav Chistov, a decent scoring winger who played in Russia last season, was also signed.

Still left to do
Burke will not give J.S. Giguere away for free. However, he won't carry his close-to-$4 million contract for very long--that's way too expensive for a backup goaltender. Expect Giguere to be moved for a cheaper backup, along with picks or prospects.

Calgary Flames

Off-season needs
Offense, offense, offense; backup goaltender.

Done so far
In acquiring Alex Tanguay, the Flames picked up one of the most offensively talented forwards in the NHL. Thanks to their defensive depth, Jordan Leopold wasn't a huge price to pay--he will be replaced by free agent signee Andrei Zyuzin. GM Darryl Sutter hopes that Jeff Friesen can find his old ways and add 20 goals to the lineup. Jamie McLennan is a good, experienced backup netminder. With Sutter stepping down as coach, we could see a more offensive twist to the team. However, new coach Jim Playfair was pretty much the same type of player that Sutter was.

Still left to do
Sutter has done well to address all of their immediate needs. The Flames are ready.

Chicago Blackhawks

Off-season needs
Scoring up front; backup goaltender. Much of Chicago's offensive potential will remain in the farm system for a couple of years, and the youngsters on the pro team still need to come into their own.

Done so far
Chicago injected a big dose of offense into their lineup by acquiring Martin Havlat, while goaltender Patrick Lalime, who fell upon some hard times in St. Louis, has been a winner in the past. Yet, Lalime has something to prove as Nikolai Khabibulin's backup. The Hawks also added centermen Denis Arkhipov, Jonas Nordqvistand Bryan Smolinski, whilePavel Vorobievbolted for Europe and Kyle Calder was dealt to Philadelphia for Michal Handzus.

Still left to do
The Blackhawks needed scoring up front and they have addressed it. However, a lot of their offensive players have a history of injuries. One more scoring-line forward is needed before the problem is completely addressed.

Colorado Avalanche

Off-season needs
Sign or replace Joe Sakic; sign or replace Rob Blake; a second-line center; size up front.

Done so far
The Avs surprised everybody by trading Alex Tanguay to Calgary in a deal that brought them Jordan Leopold. This freed up the dollars needed to keep Sakic. Some of Blake's offense should be replaced by Leopold, who will unfortunately miss the start of the campaign because of August hernia surgery. The Avs also signed Tyler Arnason to center the second line. Moving Tanguay frees a sport for skilled rookie Wojtek Wolski, who is 6-3, 200 pounds. Not bad, but it came at quite a cost. Free agent veteran Ken Kleewas added as depth to the defense corps.

Still left to do
Colorado could still use another solid checker for the fourth line after losing rambunctious Dan Hinote(St. Louis) to free agency. Otherwise, they will go to camp with what they have. Players of interest could include Todd Harvey and Erik Rasmussen.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Off-season needs
A big-scorer to play on the second line wing; a solution to the potential goaltending controversy; more depth on the blue line.

Done so far
GM Doug McLean solved two of the club's needs in one foul swoop, dishing off goaltender Marc Denis to Tampa Bay for Fredrik Modin and Fredrik Norrena. Modin should inject 25 to 30 goals into the second line, while Norrena will battle for the backup goaltender position with Ty Conklin, who was also signed. Columbus also inked defensemen Anders Eriksson and Tomas Kloucek to battle for the No. 7 role.

Still left to do
While an overall talent upgrade is needed, all the pieces are in place. The talent will upgrade itself over time in the form of blue-chip prospects learning the ins and outs of pro hockey.

Dallas Stars

Off-season needs
A backup goaltender; sign or replace Jason Arnott; replace the offense lost in the event a decision is made to buy out Bill Guerin's contract.

Done so far
The Stars brought in three centermen. Patrik Stefan was acquired via trade, while Eric Lindrosand Jeff Halpern were acquired via free agency. If healthy, Lindros is the second-line answer, while Stefan and Halpen will battle it out for the No. 3 and No. 4 spots. Matthew Barnaby was brought in to replace Guerin's grit, and they may give rookie Loui Eriksson a chance to replace his offense. Veteran acquisitions Darryl SydorandJaroslav Modrywill help on the blueline.

Still left to do
There is no experienced backup goaltender in the system and since Marty Turco plays about 70 games a season, it will be difficult to find an experienced goalie willing to go out so little. Mike Dunham, Steve Shields and Brian Boucher are the only suitable candidates on the market.

Detroit Red Wings

Off-season needs
A starting goaltender; a backup goaltender; size on defense; sign or replace Brendan Shanahan.

Done so far
Netminder Chris Osgood was re-signed and veteran Dominik Hasek, via free agency, returns for a second tour of duty. Can the latter still hold the fort as the No. 1 guy? Gritty and dependable rearguard Danny Markovwas also signed.

Still left to do
The Wings could use another NHL depth defensemen. A vet such as Sean Hill remains on the market and could help. Shanahan (Rangers) will have to be replaced--free agent acquisition Krys Kolanosis an intriguing dark horse as a Red Wing but he's no Shanny.
 

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hey the oilers thing is all false.....

lol oilers have signed sykora in place of samsonov and they also have reasoner now!!!!!!!!!

their offence looking pretty good

defense is thhe thing'


two good defenseman :staois and smith (blocks shot alot and plays good hockey . staois : he joins the offensive team whenever needed )

now we have simid,hjeda and tarnqvist (SPELLED WRONG)
and bergeron :he is good!!!!! and some other defence player like greene .....
 

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oilers said:
hey the oilers thing is all false.....

lol oilers have signed sykora in place of samsonov and they also have reasoner now!!!!!!!!!

their offence looking pretty good

defense is thhe thing'


two good defenseman :staois and smith (blocks shot alot and plays good hockey . staois : he joins the offensive team whenever needed )

now we have simid,hjeda and tarnqvist (SPELLED WRONG)
and bergeron :he is good!!!!! and some other defence player like greene .....
This was posted before all this other stuff was done, it's just a report that CBC had put out!

It's not updated or anything with all the new players added to the various teams!!

It's just a view of what was required by each team!!
 

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oilers said:
hey the oilers thing is all false.....

lol oilers have signed sykora in place of samsonov and they also have reasoner now!!!!!!!!!

their offence looking pretty good

defense is thhe thing'


two good defenseman :staois and smith (blocks shot alot and plays good hockey . staois : he joins the offensive team whenever needed )

now we have simid,hjeda and tarnqvist (SPELLED WRONG)
and bergeron :he is good!!!!! and some other defence player like greene .....
Dont forget top prospect Smid!
 
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