Not everyone can be perfect in the world of professional sports. Even some of the best players have a down year every now and again. But what is most important is how these athletes respond.
Sometimes hyped prospects and rookies have a limited impact during their first year but come roaring back in their sophomore year. Sometimes star players slump or underperform due to nagging injuries.
During the 2011-12 NHL season, there have players who came back better than ever from an injury, down year, rookie year, etc., but let's take a look at some of the most impressive bounce-back performances so far this season.
This is an opinion piece, so if I left someone out, please do not be offended, and leave a comment in the section below to let me know who I "snubbed."