The season has yet to start and already, some players are under heavy criticism...
The site NHL Trade Rumors have reported on Wednesday that three National Hockey League players, who impressed and had good statistics last season, will struggle to do the same in 2017-18.
Michael Grabner of the New York Rangers is a victim of NHL Trade Rumors' top 3. Last season, the 29-year-old bounced back with 27 goals. The site does not believe he will be able to continue to score at that rate, and will return to the 15-goal range next season. They attribute his productive season to a high shooting percentage that is not sustainable over time.
They also targeted Washington Capitals' T.J. Oshie and went after Winnipeg Jets' Mark Scheifele, who scored a career-high 32 goals last season.
Fans will hope Grabner already feels the pressure and will prove this analysis wrong!