Now that the games don't matter for this year, the team gets it rolling. We're left with some questions that spring forth from this puzzling season:
- The team is 9-5-4 since Noel took over for Hitchcock. Is he the answer for next season?
- As of late Steve Mason has been playing well, defeating the Blackhawks twice down their stretch run. His goals against average is still almost a point higher than last year. Is it the sophomore slump or is this late run what we should expect next year?
- Is this the year that Russell turns the corner and realizes his potential? His plus/minus is at even over the course of the year. In years past, he was well below break even. Will next year see him push into the positive side?
- Brassard must come back stronger next year. He has 8 goals in 73 games this season after having 10 goals in 31 games before injury.