With only two months remaining in the NHL regular season, playoff races and divisional races are beginning to heat up. There are many tight and exciting races to pay attention to in both conferences.
While teams are preparing to make a push for positioning, there are others who already know they will be playing well in to the spring. Some teams are undoubtedly having successful seasons, but not all is hunky dory among the NHL’s elite.
Even though several teams are having successful campaigns, certain superstars are not living up to their already-high expectations. Once the postseason begins, the leaders of these teams must step up in order to have any hope of a lengthy playoff run. For the coaches and fans of these teams, they can only hope that these star players find their groove in time for the Cup push.
Here are 10 key players who must turn things around soon to give their team a solid chance at competing for the Stanley Cup this season.