With the NHL postseason fast approaching, some teams will have extra time to make some decisions on what direction to go next year to fill voids. Other clubs will battle in the playoffs for the ultimate prize, Lord Stanley's Cup.
One thing is certain: Every club will have a chance to improve once the offseason begins, and some teams will inevitably make some major changes that could be the final pieces to the puzzle.
While it is every team's intention to improve, some players who are free agents may not have much time left to prove their worthiness. As there are every year, there are young guys like Jeff Skinner and Sergei Bobrovsky who have been very impressive in their rookie seasons. There are also other players who were expected to play better and simply have not.
In this slideshow, I'll take a look at 10 players who I think may have underachieved a bit this season and who may not get the nice, big contract they were looking for in the offseason. Enjoy and, as always, feel free to leave feedback—it's always appreciated. Thanks!