We are currently 4-5-1, second from bottom in our Division and outside the playoffs by 3 points (although with games in hand). We are the second lowest scoring team in the league with 23GF (tied with Detroit, Minnesota and Calgary) but are average in terms of GA (16th in the league).
- Looking at the style we have been playing.
- The utilisation of players.
- Performance of players.
- General expectations and weather they have been met.
Personally i would say this is on par with what i expected from the team, even though secretly i was hoping for some of that late season form from last year.
At times I have enjoyed the style we have been playing, I can see where DeBoer is taking the team , it’s just still got its problems. He hasn't been helped by the loss of Zajac or Josefson.
In terms of player performance i have been the most let down by Parise and Kovlachuk, Its like Lou said last season your best players have to be your best players and so far this season they haven't been. Palmieri hasn't been impressing me much either, he needs someone to tell him to relax a bit, he looks stressed out there.
Players who have surprised me, Elias is performing way above where i thought he would, he has been excellent. Henrique is also looking good and should be on the team the rest of the year. I like his speed and skill.