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Individual production lacking in stretches despite Panthers' early success

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Regardless of a truly remarkable 13-7-4 record, the Cats aren't nearly approaching what could be generously considered as "balanced scoring". Witness:

HOT

Fleischmann

Pointless in 6(!) of 24 games

Matthias

3G, +3 in last 2

Weiss

11 points (3G), +7 last 8

NOT SO HOT

Bergenheim

No points last 10

Bradley

Injured; no points last 3

Dadonov

No points last 7

Goc

Injured; no points last 7

Kennedy

No points last 12

Kopecky

1A in last 6 (came Tues)

Santorelli

No points last 6

Skille

1A in last 9 (PS foiled Tues)

Sturm

No points last 6

Upshall

Injured; 1G last 15

Versteeg

No points last 3 (was tweaked Tues; yeah we got spoiled)

Campbell

No goals last 5

Ellerby

2A in last 11

Garrison

No points last 4

Gudbranson

Rookie; no points last 18

Jovanovski

No points last 8

Kulikov

Injured; no points last 4

Weaver

No points last 4


Some rather awful streaks in effect.

Granted, two recent games vs Tampa Bay's defensive suflex (outscored 7-2) had a negative effect on everyone, but given the talent at hand, more than a few of these pointless stretches are nothing short of obscene. Then again, perhaps we're finally beginning to notice the inevitable result of multiple injuries - and numerous they have been throughout the opening 24 games - to guys acquired for more than a complementary role with this club.

No question everyone on the list above has displayed the work ethic Kevin Dineen has demanded, but numbers such as these simply cannot continue if a Stanley Cup championship - this season - is the goal, as Dale Tallon has repeatedly declared (well, except for the "this season" part).

Don't need over-achievers at this stage, just a group which can meet a level of reasonable personal expectation, production-wise. Get even one of these dudes, on D or at forward, to heat up offensively and it's lights-out for the opposition.

In essence: Jack...buddy...everyone appreciates the hustle, tenacity, and grit you (and so many others) deliver each night, but ya gotta get on the scoresheet.