The fate of several NHL teams will be significantly altered by ping-pong balls that bounced the way of the Oilers in Saturday’s draft lottery, giving Edmonton the right to select Connor McDavid in June.
The playoffs are a little more than a week away, and so is the NHL coaching carousel that accompanies the end of the regular season.

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San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton and general manager Doug Wilson are looking to move on from their recent verbal dust-up last week, but the controversy still lingers.

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What's next: Minnesota Wild 

March, 10, 2015
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Minnesota Wild


Status: Playoff mix
Deadline additions: Chris Stewart, Sean Bergenheim, Jordan Leopold
Deadline subtractions: Justin Falk

After brokering what could be the deal of the season back on Jan. 14 -- acquiring goalie Devan Dubnyk from the Arizona Coyotes for a third-round draft pick -- the Wild added surplus depth to their defensive and forward ranks just ahead of the trade deadline.

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What's next: Nashville Predators 

March, 10, 2015
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Nashville Predators


Status: Top contender
Deadline additions: Cody Franson, Mike Santorelli
Deadline subtractions: Olli Jokinen

Better now than later. The Predators would be the first to admit that, however uncomfortable this current losing skid might feel, they would rather struggle now than, say, mid-April onwards.

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What's next: Arizona Coyotes 

March, 9, 2015
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Arizona Coyotes


Status: Looking ahead to 2015-16 (and beyond)
Deadline additions: Anthony Duclair, Maxim Letunov, lots of draft picks
Deadline subtractions: Keith Yandle, Zbynek Michalek, Antoine Vermette

If there was a "good" season to be among the NHL's cellar dwellers, it's 2014-15, and Coyotes GM Don Maloney has certainly managed to maximize his team's chances of landing a top 2 pick (and either Connor McDavid or Jack Eichel).

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What's next: San Jose Sharks 

March, 9, 2015
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San Jose Sharks


Status: On the bubble
Deadline additions: Ben Smith
Deadline subtractions: Tyler Kennedy, Andrew Desjardins, James Sheppard

During the past several seasons, the Sharks have been a team that put forth a dominant effort through the regular season, but ultimately fell short in the playoffs. Some believed the club would "blow things up" -- as the saying goes -- this past summer, and it was certainly a confusing time, which included the stripping of the "C" from Joe Thornton's chest.

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What's next: Los Angeles Kings 

March, 9, 2015
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Los Angeles Kings


Status: On the bubble
Deadline additions: Andrej Sekera,
Deadline subtractions: Roland McKeown, 2015 first-round pick (lottery-protected)

Though the Kings started the season slowly, there's always been the feeling that the club would turn things around in time to get into the postseason; this idea was buttressed by the addition of Andrej Sekera ahead of the deadline.

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What's next: Colorado Avalanche 

March, 9, 2015
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Colorado Avalanche


Status: Looking ahead to 2015-16
Deadline additions: Jordan Caron, Mat Clark, Freddie Hamilton
Deadline subtractions: Maxime Talbot, Paul Carey, Michael Sgarbossa, Karl Stollery

Aside from moving Talbot and Carey to the Boston Bruins for Caron and a sixth-round draft pick (2016), Avalanche management busied itself on trade deadline day with the exchange of predominantly minor-league players. With several points -- and a couple of teams -- between themselves and the final wild-card spot in the West, Joe Sakic & Co. are likely already looking ahead to the offseason.

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What's next: Winnipeg Jets 

March, 9, 2015
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Winnipeg Jets


Status: Playoff mix
Deadline additions: Tyler Myers, Drew Stafford, Jiri Tlusty, Lee Stempniak
Deadline subtractions: Evander Kane, Zach Bogosian

Even after shipping a package including a disgruntled Kane to the Buffalo Sabres for Stafford, Myers and other assets, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff kept his foot on the gas pedal.

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Steven Stamkos will be under contract this summer, but there will still be plenty of buzz about his future if the Tampa Bay Lightning does not sign him to an extension July 1.

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What's next: Dallas Stars 

March, 8, 2015
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Dallas Stars


Status: Looking ahead to 2015-16
Deadline additions: Jhonas Enroth, prospects
Deadline subtractions: Erik Cole, Anders Lindback

With preseason hopes of challenging for a playoff berth, 2014-15 has been a disappointment for the Stars.

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What's next: St. Louis Blues 

March, 7, 2015
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St. Louis Blues


Status: Top contender
Deadline additions: Zbynek Michalek, Robert Bortuzzo, Olli Jokinen, Adam Cracknell
Deadline subtractions: Ian Cole, Joakim Lindstrom

The Blues’ pre-deadline addition of Zbynek Michalek -- who’s due to return from a concussion in the foreseeable future -- strengthens a corps of defensemen that has sorely missed Kevin Shattenkirk (abdominal surgery). And, Shattenkirk himself is expected back before the end of March.

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What's next: Florida Panthers 

March, 7, 2015
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Florida Panthers


Status: On the bubble
Deadline additions: Jaromir Jagr, Dany Heatley
Deadline subtractions: Sean Bergenheim, Tomas Fleischmann

You can’t help but feel a bit sorry for the Panthers. After coughing up a couple of quality draft picks for the ultimate playoff rental in Jaromir Jagr, the club loses it’s top two goalies -- Roberto Luongo (shoulder) and Al Montoya (groin) -- in the same game.

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What's next: Calgary Flames 

March, 7, 2015
Mar 7
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Calgary Flames


Status: On the bubble
Deadline additions: Picks!
Deadline subtractions: Sven Baertschi, Curtis Glencross

Leading up to the deadline, there was some debate over what the Flames would do. They'd lost Mark Giordano to injury, but were still in the playoff race. The fact that they were 100 percent sellers foreshadowed the statement that GM Brad Treliving made after the deadline: Giordano would be out for the rest of the season (and playoffs, if Calgary qualified).

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