DETROIT -- When the Detroit Tigers spent millions last offseason to sign Jordan Zimmermann and Justin Upton, it appeared they extended their window of opportunity to challenge for a championship for another couple of years.One of those chances went by the wayside in 2016.The Tigers were eliminated from the AL wild-card race on the final day of the season, missing the playoffs for a second straight year. It was a bitter disappointment for a team that came into 2016 with a payroll around $200 million and a roster still built around Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander -- two stars who had very productive seasons but are now in their mid-30s.A lot of hard work for naught, Verlander said. You cant say a wasted year because we battled and we gave it everything we had. ... Still, all the hard work in the offseason, all the hard work during the season, and then it comes to an end on the last day. Its tough.Detroits 86-75 record was a 12-game improvement over 2015. The Tigers have not made any announcement about the future of manager Brad Ausmus, but general manager Al Avila can keep the roster largely intact if he wants to. Its not until after the 2017 season that Detroit could face substantial losses in free agency.Here are a few things to know heading into the offseason:YOUNG ARMSWhen the Tigers acquired Michael Fulmer, Daniel Norris and Matt Boyd last year in trades for Yoenis Cespedes and David Price, Detroit hoped those three could provide young, cost-controlled pitching in the seasons to come. The Tigers reaped the rewards of those deals even earlier than expected.Fulmer went 11-7 with a 3.06 ERA in 26 starts. Norris wasnt healthy enough to make that kind of impact, but he was 4-2 with a 3.38 ERA and averaged more than a strikeout per inning. Boyd was 6-5 with a 4.53 ERA.Those three pitchers are perhaps the biggest reason Detroit was able to stay in the postseason race all the way until the end.WILL BRAD BE BACK?The Tigers are 250-234 in three seasons under Ausmus, and theyve finished first, last and now second in the AL Central on his watch. Ausmus did not want to speculate about whether hed be back next year.If Al thinks he would rather have someone else, I would respect his decision, Ausmus said. If Al would like me to do it, I would love to do it.FEAST OR FAMINEZimmermann and Upton, the two big free agents who joined the Tigers last offseason, went through their share of frustration. Zimmermann was 5-0 with a 0.55 ERA in April, but his season ended up being ruined by neck problems, and he finished with an ERA of 4.87.Upton hit 31 home runs, 18 after Aug. 20.COMING AND GOINGDetroit infielders Erick Aybar and Casey McGehee and catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia can become free agents, and the Tigers have team options for next season on outfielder Cameron Maybin and closer Francisco Rodriguez.Detroit can keep all its biggest stars for 2017, but after that, Upton and J.D. Martinez can become free agents.STAYING HEALTHYThe Tigers had their share of injury problems this year, but they had to be encouraged by Cabrera and Verlander, both of whom were able to stay healthy. 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We were on our way to doing it but when you lose that much momentum because youre on the penalty kill all the time and they get shots, thats gone down the drain.The Canadiens, who defeated the Buffalo Sabres 4-1 in their season opener Thursday, will remain on the road for their second game. Once again they will be without star goalie Carey Price, who is battling what the team calls a severe case of the flu.Goalie Al Montoya, who stopped 30 shots in Buffalo, will be back between the pipes for the Canadiens.Guys had the right mentality, Montreal captain Max Pacioretty said of the one-for-all approach in Prices absence. Guys sticking up for each other, a lot of selfless playys out there, some blocked shots, taking hits to make plays.dddddddddddd Thats our motto for this team no matter who you are in the lineup.The Canadiens are expected to be bolstered by the return of defensemen Jeff Petry, who missed the opener with a knee injury.Montreal was concerned it would be without forward Andrew Shaw, but the league decided against any supplemental discipline for his slew foot on Sabres forward Johan Larsson.Canadiens coach Michel Therrien said Shaw will meet next week with general manager Marc Bergevin and NHL Department of Player Safety head Stephane Quintal for education.At the same time, Therrien said Shaw is an intense player and you want to make sure he doesnt lose that edge.The Senators will go with the same lineup they used against Toronto, which means defenseman Thomas Chabot, the teams first round selection in 2015, will be a healthy scratch for the second game in a row.Boucher said that Chabot will play in one of the teams back-to-back games next week, either in Detroit Monday or back in Ottawa against Arizona on Tuesday. 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