As the 2020-2021 NHL season draws to a close, clubs are gearing up for the playoffs or looking to the future. For teams outside of the playoffs, the offseason is the time to assess the regular season: good signings, promising prospects, special team effectiveness and depth of roster are just a few of the factors. factors that contribute to the success of a team.
It has been an odd season to analyze, knowing that these divisions are not the norm in the NHL and that throughout the shortened regular season (and the first two rounds of the playoffs), clubs only played in competitions. interdivisions. Reconstructions and expectations must also be factored in to truly measure success.
That said, here are our winners and losers for the 2020-2021 NHL season.