Having reviewed performance data over the past two weeks, I would like to do a list of who is hot and who it not.
Hot: Sidney Crosby; the kid is on a goal scoring tear, Malkin was scratched Saturday.
*Martin Havlat; quietly collected 9 points in the last two weeks.
*Jarome Iginla; also scored 9 points in the last two weeks
*Niklas Backstrom; slow start, but he is back on pace
Not: Ilya Kovalchuck; easily the biggest dissapointment of the year thus far.
* Jason Spezza; not currently putting up points. He must miss Danny.
*Daniel Alfredsson; on pace for the worst season of his career.
*Phil Kessel; production has dried up, on pace for 48 points.
Hot: Dustin Byfuglien; sounds crazy, but he is the early favourite for the Norris.
*Kris Letang; Crosby is heating up, and Letang is a beneficiary.
*Kevin Shattenkirk; he plays in Colorado, collecting 9 points in the last two weeks.
Not: Mike Green; on pace for 28 fewer points than last season.
*Drew Doughty; on pace for 27 fewer points than last season.
*Tyler Myers; on pace for 23 fewer points than last season
*Duncan Keith; on pace for 22 fewer points than last season.
Hot: Tim Thomas; easily the best highlight reel of the season thus far.
*Andrej Pavelec; the guy who fainted on openning day has been outstanding since his return.
*Marc-Andre Fleury; bad start, currently on a 9 game winning streak.
*Carey Price; having a better year than Halak, it is a great redemption story.
*Simyon Varlamov; has been standing on his head since return from injury.
Not: Mikka Kiprusoff; no longer an elite goaltender.
*Jonas Hillier; he has been regressing both of the last two seasons.
*Marty Turco; not a top 25 goaltender, even on a strong team.