The NHL season is young, but some teams off to slow starts may need to think about pushing the panic button if they want to make the playoffs.
For those teams who haven’t started hot out of the gates, the lockout-shortened year presents an extra challenge. With the season only 48 games long, they have to turn it around sooner rather than later.
Some teams like the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers entered the season with championship hopes and have struggled early, while others like the Edmonton Oilers were expecting a resurgent season but haven’t played up to expectations.
The bottom line is some of these teams are too talented to not make the playoffs. Expect them to right the ship and go on to play for postseason glory.
All statistics are gathered from ESPN.