The 2023 NHL All-Star class added 12 new members on Thursday night. But of the original 32, four – Matthew Tkachuk, Johnny Gaudreau, Nazem Kadri and Kevin Fiala – were added to their current teams last offseason through trade or free agency.

However, not every deal goes so well. This week we will identify a solution that each team would like to redo.

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How we evaluate: Sportzshala’s panel of hockey commentators, analysts, reporters and editors rank teams against each other – taking into account game scores, injuries and upcoming schedules – and those scores are tabulated to create the list presented here.

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Note. Each team’s previous rankings are based on the most recent release posted on January 13th. Point percentages are for Thursday’s games.

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1. Boston Bruins

Previous rating: 1
Point Percentage: 84.44%
Next seven days: vs. SJ (January 22), @MTL (January 24), @TB (January 26)

Boston should regret not finding a way to sign David Pastrnak long-term until this season. Because the way Pastrnak plays as he approaches the first 100-point game of his career only makes the winger (deservedly) more expensive in his next contract. But hey, some problems are good to have.

2. Carolina Hurricanes

Previous rating: 3
Point Percentage: 71.11%
Next seven days: @ NYI (January 21), @ DAL (January 25)

After signing Ethan Bear to a one-year, $2.2 million contract and then not playing a game, the Reeds traded the quarterback to Vancouver. Now, with the Hurricanes’ lack of defensive depth, they’re looking for a strong third pair. A player like Medved (with three goals and 10 points in 34 games) would be a good option, right?

3. Tampa Bay Lightning

Previous rating: 8
Point Percentage: 67.05%
Next seven days: @CGY (January 21), vs. MIN (January 24) vs. LS (January 26)

Tampa Bay traded Ryan McDonagh, a key player in their Stanley Cup victories, to try to keep enough cap space for a guy like Ondrej Palat, only to see him also perform as a free agent. That’s a lot of talent and a much-needed lead that could hurt the Lightning in the postseason if lost.

4. New Jersey Devils

Previous rating: five
Point Percentage: 68.89%
Next seven days: vs. PIT (January 22) vs. VGK (January 24), @NSh (January 26)

The only thing New Jersey regrets is that they didn’t pay attention to goaltending. earlier. Vitek Vanechek joined us over the summer and helped turn this Devils team into a distinct group in which it thrives.

5. Toronto Maple Leafs

Previous rating: 2
Point Percentage: 68.48%
Next seven days: @ MTL (Jan 21), vs NYI (Jan 23) vs NYR (Jan 25)

Toronto had the perfect opportunity to showcase Mitch Marner as a defensive end during their early-season slump (which was marked by many blueline absences). Alas, coach Sheldon Keefe only pitched the idea before putting it into action, and the Leafs’ back end has remained solid ever since. What magic Marner could bring!

6. Winnipeg Jets

Previous rating: nine
Point Percentage: 64.13%
Next seven days: @OTT (January 21), @PHI (January 22), @NSH (January 24)

Under new coach Rick Bowness, the Winnipeg have taken such a dramatic turn this season. It’s only natural to wonder if the Jets regret not switching to the bench sooner. This fresh voice worked wonders for the resurrected band.

7. Dallas Stars

Previous rating: 6
Point Percentage: 64.89%
Next seven days: vs ARI (Jan 21), vs BUF (Jan 23), vs CAR (Jan 25)

The success of Dallas was largely dependent on its top performers. An emerging problem for the Stars is what to do when they’re unavailable or playing at their best. Roop Hintz was injured and it hit Dallas hard given the shortage of replacement personnel. The stars have invested in their stars; Looking back, Dallas could have paid more attention to how to survive without them.

8. Vegas Golden Knights

Previous rating: four
Point Percentage: 63.04%
Next seven days: vs. WSH (Jan 21), @ ARI (Jan 22), @ NJ (Jan 24)

A long-standing problem in Vegas is the salary cap and how close they are to it. And as injuries begin to pile up – as they do now – the Golden Knights realize it won’t be easy to juggle player caps and stay competitive. Given the chance, Vegas might roll the dice differently in his lineup building approach.

9 Seattle Kraken

Previous rating: 7
Point Percentage: 64.44%
Next seven days: vs. COL (January 21), vs. FROM (January 25)

One potential weak spot for Seattle in an outstanding season? Goalkeeper. Kraken signed veteran Martin Jones to back Philipp Grubauer, but it was Jones who took the top spot from a struggling (and previously injured) Grubauer. Will Seattle regret not investing more in their goaltending depth, given that Jones (.895 SV%) and Grubauer (.888 SV%) had their own problems?

10. New York Rangers

Previous rating: 10
Point Percentage: 61.96%
Next seven days: vs FLA (Jan 23), @ TOR (Jan 25)

New York let a few high-scoring forwards, including Ryan Strome, Andrew Kopp and Frank Vatrano, play free and did little to fill the gaps. The lack of depth up front hurt the Rangers in a 5-on-5 and powerplay with remaining skaters like Chris Kreider out with injury.

11. Minnesota Wild

Previous rating: fourteen
Point Percentage: 61.36%
Next seven days: @FLA (January 21), @TB (January 24) vs. PHI (January 26)

Minnesota had an excellent fourth place last season, with Nico Sturm and Nick Bjugstad in the lead. The Wild didn’t sign any players during the offseason, and their replacements, including Brandon Duheim and Mason Shaw, were inconsistent. Depth is paramount, and Minnesota can look back longingly at what they lost there.

12. Los Angeles Kings

Previous rating: eleven
Point Percentage: 59.57%
Next seven days: @NSH (January 21), @CHI (January 22), @PHI (January 24)

Los Angeles should have turned to Phoenix Copley earlier on the network. He was right there in the American Hockey League while the Kings were going through early season setbacks with Jonathan Quick and Cal Petersen. Copley has been 12-2-0 since being recalled to the NHL in December. He was the savior they needed all along.

13. Edmonton Oilers

Previous rating: sixteen
Point Percentage: 58.51%
Next seven days: @ WAN (January 21) vs. CBJ (January 25)

In July, Edmonton signed Jack Campbell to a flamboyant five-year, $25 million contract and named him the Oilers’ new number one goaltender. Campbell responded with .886 shooting percentage and 3.36 goals against a 23-game average (13-8-1). Ouch.

14. Colorado Avalanche

Previous rating: 15
Point Percentage: 56.98%
Next seven days: @OF (Jan 20), @SEA (Jan 21) vs. WSH (January 24) vs. ANA (January 26)

Colorado GM Joe Sakic must be watching the Avalanche injure hitters this season and feel some regret over the offseason departures of Nazem Kadri (35 points in 46 games for Calgary) and Andre Burakovsky ( 37 points in 44 games for Seattle). Being able to keep only one player could help Colorado weather the injury better (although the Avs finally seem to be on the mend – and on the rise).

15. Washington Capitals

Previous rating: 13
Point Percentage: 58.33%
Next seven days: @VGK (Jan 21), @COL (Jan 24) vs. PIT (January 26)

Washington finally found its footing after a slow start, only to see that identity begin to wash out as healthy bodies returned to the roster and changes were made. Coach Peter Laviolette’s repeated alterations seem to have thrown the Capitals out of their former rhythm. Doing too much too soon could come back to bite Washington if he loses in the standings.

16. Pittsburgh Penguins

Previous rating: 12
Point Percentage: 57.96%
Next seven days: vs. OTT (Jan. 20), @NJ (Jan. 22), vs. FLA (Jan. 24), @ WSH (Jan. 26)

Pittsburgh went through a seven-game losing streak early in the season that, for some, highlighted the need to shake up the Penguins’ old guard and breathe new life into the team. General manager Ron Hextall remained unconvinced. Pittsburgh is in deep contention right now, with just three wins in its last 11. If Hextall could rewind a few months, would he be wrong to make a trade to shake up the Penguins’ frontline?

17. Nashville Predators

Previous rating: eighteen
Point Percentage: 53.33%
Next seven days: vs Los Angeles (Jan 21), vs WPG (Jan 24), vs New Jersey (Jan 26)

In December, Nashville waived the rights to Ieli Tolvanen, and Kraken subsequently demanded a claim from him. Even Predators general manager David Poyle recently admitted that this could have been a mistake. We agree. The winger is thriving in Seattle (five goals and seven points in nine games) while Nashville is struggling for offense.

18. Calgary Flames

Previous rating: 20
Point Percentage: 55.44%
Next seven days: vs TB (Jan 21), vs CBJ (Jan 23), vs CHI (Jan 26)

Brad Treliving of Calgary had to trade Matthew Tkachuk somewhere. Looking back, and if possible, will he look to Florida as his partner in this? Mackenzie Vigar has bolstered the Flames’ defense, but Calgary is not the best option for Jonathan Huberdeau just yet. Maybe there was a better deal – for both sides.

19. New York Islanders

Previous rating: 17
Point Percentage: 54.26%
Next seven days: vs. CAR (Jan 21), @THU (Jan 23), @OTT (Jan 25)

New York finished 23rd in scoring last season and did little to nothing in the offseason to improve their offense. What is the position of the islanders in this respect? 24th (average 2.98 goals per game). Yes. What if New York’s decision to stay in the game now could cost the Islanders a playoff berth?

20. Buffalo Sabers

Previous rating: nineteen
Point Percentage: 53.41%
Next seven days: vs. ANA (Jan. 21), @DAL (Jan. 23), @ STL (Jan. 24), @ WPG (Jan. 26)

Buffalo needed to figure out early on that Tage Thompson was going to be the center. Props to coach Don Granato for finally getting Thompson out of the flank and unleashing the superstar on the inside. Imagine how far ahead the Sabers could have gotten had Thompson switched earlier?

21. St. Louis Blues

Previous rating: 22
Point percentage: