From 1-30, this team is in 26th place. 17 points out of first and 3 points out of last place. Florida just fired their coach – they have the same number of points as the CBJ.
"It's only December."
Granted, you only need to get to 8th in the conference to make the playoffs, but at a certain point, the hole becomes too much to dig yourself out of. Even an improbable 19-5-5 run to end the season last year couldn't save it.
Reinhart or Ekblad? (Why do I know these players' names on November 8th? Do you think Ducks fans or Blues fans or Penguins fans give a crap about top prospects right now?)