Every NHL team has at least one, if not a handful of disappointing players each year.
Oftentimes, players are disappointing because they don’t perform to expectations. There are many reasons for this, with injuries often being an important factor.
Other years, players take actions off the ice that are not received well by their clubs and their loyal fanbases. If its not actions, it can be words that lead to players being alienated from the organization. Coaches can also influence player performance by withholding ice time or placing them with lesser linemates.
Factoring in these different scenarios, here are the most disappointing players for each NHL team, why they are disappointing and who the other players were that were disappointing in 2013.
Every attempt was made to name players from the organization that they remain with; however, some of the players named are no longer with that particular team, often because they didn’t meet expectations for one of the above reasons.
The regular player statistics can be found at nhl.com.
Advanced player statistics are from Behind the Net.
All salary information is from capgeek.com.