We are only a couple of months from hockey returning to the shores of Lake Michigan. Stan Bowman and his staff have completed their offseason agenda, barring another surprising trade like the recent Jokiharju for Nylander swap or the potential Artem Anisimov trade that always seems to linger around. Many fans are concerned the title window has already closed.
With that in mind, Stan Bowman had a plan going into this offseason to shore up the back end of the lineup, which allowed 292 goals against last season. That mark of 292 goals allowed ranked 30th in the league.