With the official conclusion of the 2020 Stanley Cup Final on Monday, the National Hockey League offseason is officially underway league-wide.
For teams like the Buffalo Sabres, preparations for the 2020-21 season will continue to progress as their offseason started when the NHL announced its Return To Play format back on May 26.
It will be an important time coming up for general manager Kevyn Adams as he prepares for his first NHL Draft next Tuesday, as well as his first go-around with NHL Free Agency starting Oct. 9. Adams will also have some key decisions to make with players already on the roster, whether it relates to upcoming free agents or moving out some bodies to improve the complexity of the team.
You can track all of the latest moves from the Sabres with our offseason tracker:
The Sabres are currently in the middle of a franchise record nine-year playoff drought, where Buffalo has not managed to come close at sniffing the postseason since their last appearance in 2011. It will be key for Adams to try and get the Sabres turned in the right direction and fast with the unrest that is settling in with the fanbase.