An old saying claims time and tide wait for no man. That phrase certainly rings true for NHL players. No matter how talented or well conditioned, no matter how brightly their star burns, at some point they all encounter the inevitable decline of their skills and performance.
The players on this list enter this season facing a downturn in their play for a variety of reasons. For some, it's simply a matter of age, reaching the twilight years of their careers. Others are hampered by injuries. In some cases, it's a combination of both. Several have struggled after peaking early in their NHL careers.
Factors such as a player's age, skill level, production and injury history were taken into account in the compilation of this list. Feel free to offer up your opinion or counterpoints in the comments section.