The big stories in the NHL this season have been the record getaway by the Chicago Blackhawks and the stellar starts of the Anaheim Ducks, Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins.
They have been strong, opportunistic and consistent.
However, the vast majority of teams have not had that same type of consistency.
Some of these teams are quite talented and have had problems playing to their potential. They may be good teams or they may be struggling to play respectable hockey.
Here's a look at eight of the most inconsistent teams in the NHL as we cross the one-third mark of the season.