When tasked with constructing a list of the most disappointing players in the NHL this season, a lazier writer would simply link to the roster of the Buffalo Sabres and call it a day. Alas, that's not an option here, so the least we could do was get as many of their faces on the front this slideshow as possible.
There are many ways a player can put forth a disappointing season. Sometimes it's about expectations created by outstanding performances in recent seasons. Other times it's about the ones that come with signing a huge contract. And at yet other times, it's about the bar being set high when a player is a top draft pick.
On this list, there's a little bit of everything in terms of why these players have been disappointing for two-plus months. So take a look at the players that are compiled here from least to most disappointing and feel free to leave your approval or your own disappointment in the comments.
(All statistics are through Thursday's games via NHL.com)