With the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Finals set to get underway, 28 teams are now analyzing their respective seasons and determining needs for the offseason.
Early exits by high seeds in the 2011 NHL Playoffs, along with teams that unexpectedly missed the playoffs entirely, are left kicking themselves at home while the Vancouver Canucks and Boston Bruins battle for the Stanley Cup.
The NHL is all about exceeding expectations, and being held accountable when you fail to do so.
Thus, the grade a team receives is based on what it was expected to achieve and what it actually did achieve.
For instance, despite the fact that the Edmonton Oilers are once again drafting first overall, they will receive higher marks than teams like the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals, who disappointed their fans with early postseason exit.
Here are the grades for each and every NHL team for the 2010-2011 season.