A couple days ago, I wrote an article detailing the players who surprised the most for the Canadiens this past season. If you missed the biggest surprises article, you can read it here. But now it’s time to discuss the players who disappointed this season, for which I would say there were only a few. But before we begin, I must clarify what is considered a disappointing season.
Every season, players have expectations laid upon them based on what’s expected from the team and how that player has performed in the past. For instance, Nick Suzuki has shown he’s more than capable of reaching the 60-point plateau and leading the charge for the Canadiens. Anything less than that would likely be considered disappointing. However, for the purpose of this article, I’m making an exception for injuries.
Injuries are tough to control, especially on the Montreal Canadiens, so I won’t hold it against a player for missing time. Instead, I’ll only be grading them for their on-ice performance. So, a player like Sean Monahan, who unfortunately missed most of the season, won’t be included because he was good when he did play.
Fortunately for the Canadiens, I would say that expectations were pretty low across the board, which means few players actually failed to live up to expectations. So, with that out of the way, let’s get into the list of the biggest disappointments.