NHL Teams Already in Danger of Missing the Playoffs in 2015-16

November 8th, 2015 by Lyle Richardson Leave a reply »

A month into the NHL's 2015-16 season, several teams find themselves at, or near, the bottom of the standings. Whether it's an aspiring Stanley Cup contender such as the Anaheim Ducks (pictured) or a rebuilding club such as the Buffalo Sabres, their hopes of reaching the playoffs are already in jeopardy.

Various factors account for their respective difficulties. Some, such as the Ducks and Philadelphia Flyers, are struggling to score. Rebuilding teams, such as the Sabres and Toronto Maple Leafs, are going through growing pains. For others, such as the Colorado Avalanche, bad habits continue to hamper them.

This slideshow lists the NHL teams already in danger of missing the playoffs in 2015-16. We'll examine why these clubs are struggling and whether they can save their respective seasons. This list is based on their position in the league standings as of Nov. 8, 2015. Feel free to voice your opinions in the comments section below.

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