The team defied the Corsi and Fenwick numbers for the better part of the 2013-14 season but could not sustain their winning ways when it counted most.
With Brendan Shanahan at the helm, big changes could be coming this spring and summer. While some change is necessary and inevitable, there are some positives moving forward in Leafland.
Here are the five top things, in no particular order, that the organization can build on for next year.
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