There are two NHL goaltenders that have swung and missed on multiple bids to neutralize the notion that they are better off serving a less fervent hockey market than the one they currently play in. The longer it takes them to turn around and keep trekking in the right direction without the other skate dropping, the more the subject of their swollen contracts accelerates the vicious cycle.
Elsewhere, one established NHL defenseman and one forward who ought to be a regular in the top league by now are struggling to land a regular roster spot with their current teams.
For all four, the 2011-12 season said that, perhaps, a move to a different organization was in order. In the year since, a lack of improvement on their outlook in the status quo confirms that need a chance to clear their heads and their slates.
Many other players who are not in the most ideal situation may find a better fit with a different NHL franchise, but they are still at a point where “desperate” is a strong description.
That is no longer the case with the following four, who have cemented the notion that they absolutely need a change of address.