The dust has mostly settled on NHL free agency season. And by that, I mean that like 10 players who scored at least a half-point per game last season are still on the market with basically no indication of where or when they’re going to sign. In the meantime, though, we can take a look at which teams have improved their fortunes the most with the players they’ve brought to their organization this offseason.
For most contending teams, quality players moved in and quality players moved out. Most rebuilders already moved out their veteran rentals back at the deadline and made most of their roster moves at the fringes of their lineup. But there were three teams in particular who made high-profile moves that position themselves for enhanced success in 2022-23.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at those teams and what sort of step forward they can expect to make next season.