One Player on Every NHL Team Who Must Improve in 2014-15

December 3rd, 2014 by Dave Lozo Leave a reply »
It's still early. The season is barely 25 percent over, so there's a lot of time for teams and players to correct their mistakes.

Or is there?

At around the same point last season, 12 of 16 teams in playoff position remained there at season's end, including seven of eight in the West. Take a look at the standings today and realize there's a chance four teams nestled in playoff country now will probably be exiled by the middle of April.

So what needs to change? Which players need to elevate their games to either help their teams climb the standings or maintain their current cushy spot in the top of the conference?

Glad you asked those questions, because that's the point of this slideshow.

We will look at one player on each team who could be doing a little more. That player may be an anchor around the feet of a sinking a team or just an underachieving player on an excellent team who hasn't been pulling his weight. Improvement is all relative to the player and where the team sits now.

Click through and see who is being called on the carpet.


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