We’re in the second half of the 2022-23 NHL season, and if your team is near the bottom of the standings, it’s been a miserable few months.
The good thing is Connor Bedard is the ultimate consolation prize for missing the playoffs. We’ve been detailing the race to the bottom on a daily basis, so if you want to know how your team stacks up against the worst of the worst, that’s a great place to start.
So, let’s spread some positivity. Here’s a look at one under-the-radar player making noise on each of the bottom 10 lottery contender teams. We’re not talking stars — we’re talking about those having a bigger impact than expected for teams without much to cheer about right now.