The Capitals have done little in the offseason, but still must decide what to do with Adam Oates.
Vancouver got to the playoffs last year. To get back, the Canucks need to solve some issues.
Minnesota rarely got blown out, but didn't score enough in its expansion season. And things haven't improved much.
Martin Lapointe's contract with the Bruins could have a dramatic impact on what other mid-level free agents get.
Offseason aquisitions may lift the Leafs higher in the Eastern Conference.
New Jersey has been quiet this offseason, but that doesn't mean the team will struggle next season.
The Rangers didn't land Jaromir Jagr, as some expected. But with improved goaltending, they could be better in 2001-02.
Despite losing Rob Blake and Luc Robitaille, the Kings still sit on solid ground.
After leading the league with man-games lost to injury, the Canadiens have nowhere to go but up in 2001-02.
With new players and a new coach, Mike Milbury is hoping for some improved results.
With Nikolai Khabibulin for an entire season, the Lightning could be one of the most improved teams in the league next season.
No Dominik Hasek may be no problem for the Sabres in 2001-02.
The first year of the Kevin Lowe/Craig MacTavish resulted in another playoff performance. Now, the Oilers must build on that.
With the Jagr deal complete, it's time for the Penguins to get busy.
The Senators hope regular-season success carries into the postseason in 2001-02.
The Panthers have made plenty of changes, in the front office and on the ice.