NHL Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?  

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List Rules Vote up the hockey players who most consistently failed to live up to expectations throughout the regular season.

With the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs underway, it's time to look back at the NHL players who failed to meet expectations this season. Many over-hyped NHL players last season saw major drops in their performances, falling on their asses both figuratively and literally on the ice. In a game where one easily loses teeth, you really don't want to lose your edge. This is a brutal sport, and its fans are no less savage in their feelings towards disappointing NHL players. Who is the most disappointing NHL player in 2017? Unfortunately, none of these gentlemen below skated strongly enough to be considered among the best in the league.

In his first season as captain of the Los Angeles Kings centerman Anže Kopitar failed to lead the team in scoring for the first time in nine years. Other underperforming NHL players this season include Boston Bruins Patrice Bergeron, Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews, and Ottawa Senators Bobby Ryan. Vote for the most disappointing hockey players in the 2016-2017 season and feel free to add any other missing NHL players who disappointed you this season. Don't hold back your feelings, because hockey players can take the hits.

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Zach Parise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing -

Minnesota Wild

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Mikkel Bødker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?

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Jonathan Toews is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman -

Chicago Blackhawks

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Andrew Ladd is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing -

New York Islanders

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Brian Elliott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Goaltender -

Calgary Flames

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Loui Eriksson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing, Winger -

Vancouver Canucks

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Evander Kane is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing, Centerman -

Buffalo Sabres

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Cory Schneider is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Goaltender -

New Jersey Devils

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6 3
Dylan Larkin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Dylan Larkin Center -

Detroit Red Wings

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Benoît Pouliot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing, Winger -

Edmonton Oilers

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Anže Kopitar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman -

Los Angeles Kings

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Corey Perry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Right wing -

Anaheim Ducks

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Ben Bishop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Goaltender -

Free Agent Status

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Bobby Ryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Right wing -

Ottawa Senators

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6 5
John Tavares is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman -

New York Islanders

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4 3
Claude Giroux is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Right wing, Winger -

Philadelphia Flyers

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Gabriel Landeskog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing -

Colorado Avalanche

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Jiří Hudler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman -

Dallas Stars

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Patrice Bergeron is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
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Boston Bruins

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Henrik Lundqvist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Goaltender -

New York Rangers

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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman -

Edmonton Oilers

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Jordan Eberle is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Right wing -

Edmonton Oilers

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Steven Stamkos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman -

Tampa Bay Lightning

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2 3
John Klingberg is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
John Klingberg Defenceman -

Dallas Stars

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2 5
Milan Lucic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing, Alternate Captain -

Edmonton Oilers

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2 6
Ryan Getzlaf is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Centerman -

Anaheim Ducks

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Johnny Gaudreau is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Was The Most Disappointing NHL Player In The 2016-2017 Season?
Left Wing -

Calgary Flames