Every Friday the Eye On Hockey staff will do a top-5 ranking on some NHL-related subject. This Friday we look at five teams that missed the playoffs in 2014-15 and have the best chance to make it back in 2015-16.
The Pittsburgh Penguins still need a winger. The Toronto Maple Leafs are still trying to trade Phil Kessel. And the San Jose Sharks still need a goalie. Those are the three biggest unanswered questions in the NHL as we get close to the July 1 free agent signing period.
The Boston Bruins made another blockbuster trade on Friday by sending power forward Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for the No. 13 overall pick in the draft, restricted free agent goalie Martin Jones, and a prospect.