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While we're all hung up on the volume and quality of players changing teams these days, it's also interesting to consider those teams that haven't made significant changes this week - like Toronto, Ottawa, Tampa Bay, Phoenix, and Washington. One strategy at work could be to lie low during the initial signing period, then drive hard bargains on the remaining players available, leaving cap room open for making deals during the season. As the trade deadline approaches, there will be many teams for whom things don't work out, and they'll be looking to dump salaries and position themselves for the next offseason.

As they say, sometimes the best deal a GM makes is the one that he doesn't make at all...