Can we stop basing a player's performance on 7-8 games?
I feel like every single thread on here is the same title but just with <insert struggling hockey player here>. It's stupid. A lot of these guys are playing on new teams and/or went about 75% of a year without playing an NHL game. Can we at least give them a partial season before starting threads like "OMG what is wrong with Jordan Staal?!"
This is going to be par for the course until the NHL decides to run an 82 game season through to late September. 8 games is just more cause for panic with these stakes, even though the rationality behind it might not be very sound.