So far this year he only has 2 points in 12 games. He was predicted to do better things this year. Is he just unlucky, is it his linemates or what is happening?
It drives me nuts to watch him. He can look great on any given shift but teams are forcing him to play out of the corners unlike a couple years ago when he was using his speed on the rush. Plus he has been a bit unfortunate in his shots. If only he would use his size he might chip in a couple more from in close and get some confidence going again. When his wingers are doing the dirty work he will not pay the price to get to the net. And I don't know if anyone else notices it ...but he has a pretty slow shooting trigger and gets a fair share of shots deflected/blocked.
With Adam Hall being the exception. Funny all the talk of Hartnell being more of the "power" forward than Hall, you sure can't tell it so far this season.
I think Adam Hall has been one of the real bright spots on the team this season. His scoring numbers aren't great, but he's one of the few guys that I don't think has taken a night off yet. And night in, night out, he's crashing the net and making things happen.
As for Arkhipov, he's really pissing me off this season. Not just because he isn't producing, but I really feel like he's been taking a lot of shifts and nights off. I really don't understand why he hasn't been benched for a game yet.