There’s always a bottom in every top, and in the NHL, the summit of hockey excellence, there are always specimens of inadequate physical, mental or psychological toughness on every bench.
In some cases, past heroics by veterans or a high draft status for younger players only serve to accentuate one’s current softness on the ice and on the stat sheets. For some teams, it makes less sense to single out one individual and instead underscore a common underachieving thread, particularly if it is in the way of special teams.
Whatever its form and however painstaking it may be to find, at least one soft spot resides in all 30 locker rooms. With the halfway mark of the regular season around the corner, the urge to address and correct those spots is only escalating.
On that note, here is each team in alphabetical order, along with its most outstandingly soft asset to date in the 2011-12 NHL campaign.