The 2013 calendar year will go down in history as one of the more disappointing and forgettable 12-month spans in Carolina Hurricanes history.
The 'Canes won just 34 of 88 games (38.6 percent) in 2013, between the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season and the first half of the 2013-14 campaign. After a 15-9-1 start to the year (and last season), the 'Canes sputtered to a 19-32-12 over the final nine months.
Despite the lack of victories on the ice, 2013 taught the team valuable lessons and pointed out crucial weaknesses to keep in mind in 2014.
From stronger, more confident play under pressure situations to higher efficiency from star players, a breakdown of four costly areas where the 'Canes must improve in the coming 2014 calendar year lies on the coming slides.