This is certainly debatable, but I think the players highlighted in red have performed below expectations over the past 7 games.
This group's combined stats are as follows:
52gp 3-5-8 -29
The remaining players on the list are as follows:
74gp 12-20-32 E
The good news is that your best players; Krejci, Chara, Lucic and Horton have been meeting expectations.
The problem: Secondary scoring.
The Bergeron line, after playing so well for several weeks has been poor as of late. Bergeron has been fairly invisible, Recchi looks tired and Marchand looks like the kid that had 1 assist in 20 games last year.
Kelly, Peverley and Ryder are doing little as well. I am not sure what we should have expected with Kelly, but the 2nd round pick we gave is looking like a steal for the Sens. I do not see that much difference between Kelly and Campbell, except that I like Campbell better. Peverley, despite a a great goal against Columbus, has also been a disappointment with only two goals and four points in 12 games since being acquired. Ryder continues to be Ryder, nothing else needs to be said.
I think Seidenberg has completely lost his game, turning pucks over regularly and playing at a team-worst -6 over the past 7 games. Boychuck's disappointing season continues with 1 assist over the past 7 games, and playing at a -3.
This group needs to be better as there is no magic bullet coming from Providence or elsewhere. These guys are veterans and professionals and need to play with increased purpose and consistency if the B's have any chance of turning this around.