NHL Stars Off to Unexpectedly Poor Starts in the 2015-16 Season

October 24th, 2015 by Lyle Richardson Leave a reply »

With the 2015-16 NHL season now in its third week, several NHL stars are garnering attention for their uncharacteristic poor starts. Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby (pictured above, right) is the most notable, but he's far from the only one.

A handful of top-line forwards, like New York Rangers right wing Rick Nash, are finding goals hard to come by. Some notable goaltenders, like Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins, are having difficulty keeping pucks out of their nets. There are also several teams, like the Anaheim Ducks, with more than one struggling star.

Here's a look at the NHL stars off to unexpectedly poor starts this season, examining the reasons behind their early-season difficulties. As always, feel free to weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section below.

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