LAS VEGAS, NV – JUNE 21: Head coach John Tortorella of the Columbus Blue Jackets poses after winning the Jack Adams Award as “the NHL coach adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success” during the 2017 NHL Awards and Expansion Draft at T-Mobile Arena on June 21, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEWARK, NJ – SEPTEMBER 18: Nico Hischier #13 of the New Jersey Devils skates against the Washington Capitals during a preseason game at the Prudential Center on September 18, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Capitals 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Commissioner Lozo also plans for the next expansion draft.
NASHVILLE, TN – JUNE 11: Kris Letang #58 and Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrate their Stanley Cup victory following a win over the Nashville Predators in Game Six of the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final at the Bridgestone Arena on June 11, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Losing the Stanley Cup Final means you are almost guaranteed not to win it next season.
TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 14: Sidney Crosby #87 and Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skate against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre on November 14, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals looks on against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the second period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on May 7, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)