Keys to the offseason for every eliminated NHL team

The 2019-20 NHL season will be remembered for quite some time, thanks to a pause because of the coronavirus pandemic that kept players off the ice for months and ended seven teams’ seasons. As we bear witness to the first 24-team postseason tournament, we continue to look ahead to what’s next.

As each team is eliminated from postseason contention — either as one of the seven teams that missed the 24-team tournament or by losing in the postseason — we’ll take a look at why its quest for the Stanley Cup fell short in 2019-20, along with keys to its offseason, a snapshot of the top prospects in its pipeline and a way-too-early prediction for what 2020-21 will hold.

Read through every team’s profile, or skip ahead to your favorite team using the links below:

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ANA | BUF | DET | LA
NJ | OTT | SJ

Original article: https://www.espn.com/nhl/insider/story/_/id/29510486/keys-offseason-eliminated-nhl-teams-including-draft-free-agency-game-plans

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