The 2021 NHL season was — hopefully — essentially the most distinctive marketing campaign that any of us will witness. Arenas had decreased numbers of followers — or no followers — and on account of the U.S.-Canada border being closed, the divisions needed to be realigned to sequester the Canadian groups; that call led to the league adopting intradivisional play all through the common season (and the primary two rounds of the playoffs).
With all 16 playoff groups having clinched their spots, it is time to look forward to the offseason for individuals who did not make the reduce. As with every part that occurred within the NHL world in the course of the previous year-plus, this summer time’s transactions is likely to be completely different from many who have occurred earlier than. And oh yeah, there is a thirty second group getting into the league — the Seattle Kraken — who could have an opportunity to pick out one participant from 30 others in the course of the enlargement draft in July (the Vegas Golden Knights are exempt, having simply joined the league in 2017-18).
So learn on for a have a look at what went unsuitable for every eradicated group, a breakdown of its largest keys this offseason and reasonable expectations for it in 2021-22.