New arrivals and first-year players kept the Carolina Hurricanes afloat for much of 2013-14, but disappointing campaigns from several franchise cornerstones doomed the club to its fifth straight season without a playoff berth.
Finishing below the NHL average in goals for, goals against, power-play percentage and penalty-killing percentage, general mediocrity and an apathetic spring could lead to a summer of drastic roster changes in Raleigh.
For the moment, though, each player's campaign must be assessed retrospectively to determine offseason negotiation plans and outline a rough vision for 2014-15.
Evaluations and grades for each 'Canes player this past season, sorted alphabetically by position, lie on the coming slides. Grades reflect overall worth and impact compared with expected role and salary.