I think the guys who PDB is probably most frustrated with are Brunner and Ryder. Both are prone to LONG periods of scoring invisibility, and they don't do enough otherwise to disappear for as long as they do. Can't expect Bernier to score much, really.
re: Loktionov, NJ is just finding out what LA already knew...that he's not some gem who didn't get a fair chance. He's simply very meh. Maybe he has a decent career in KHL.
Speaking of the KHL, Kovalchuk has been pretty good, but far from great, really: 44 GP, 16 G, 24 A, 40 Pts, +1, 9.6 shooting%. Fine if he missed his homeland and decided that he didn't want to live in the US anymore, but I also think he knew he soon wasn't going to be anywhere near the player he had been earlier, and knew he'd be better off playing against lesser competition. I only bring this up because I don't think Kovy as he is now would've have been as much of a help to this year's team as some might think (and I think Kovy knows it too).
And Russia doesn't exactly have a bunch of Charas and McDonaghs running around back there, just look at who's on their olympic team on defense. Those stats are barely good enough for the NHL, much less the cruddy KHL. Kinda happy he's gone at this point