The red-hot Chicago Blackhawks have won five straight games, outscoring their opponents 19-8 in that span. Patrick Kane is as lethal as ever, while Kris Versteeg is becoming a top scoring threat. And what about 20-year-old Brandon Saad?
It's time to decide if you think a struggling player can turn it around, will prestigious players like Patrick Marleau, Mikko Koivu, Alex Goligoski, and Thomas Vanek turn around on early season struggles?
Being a successful NHL franchise and being a successful fantasy owner both require patience. In particular, judging how long to be patient with young players is a key in both games. Do you have the patience it takes to wait for a star to develop?
A chic preseason pick to take home the Stanley Cup last season, the Senators were instead one of the NHL's biggest disappointments. Expectations will be dialed back in 2014-15, but blueliner Erik Karlsson should nonetheless remain a fantasy stud.