Neutral Zone Wrap: Long-Term Use Not Advised
Neutral Zone Wrap: Long-Term Use Not Advised

This article is part of our Neutral Zone Wrap series.

You make your mark in the league. Maybe you're able to stretch out the success over a few seasons. Grab some headlines, win an award or two. But the reality is that most players can't continue this high for long due to injuries, age and changing situations.

With every offer of hope comes a warning of disappointment. So while the previous column highlighted those projected to improve in 2016-17, this one looks at guys destined to hit some sort of roadblock in the coming months.

NOTE: As with every other recent list, there can be no duplicate examples. And do I really have to remind you about the goalie disappearance?

Shane Doan, RW, Arizona

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Evan Berofsky
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