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Resolution Roundtable

by Brian Rosenbaum
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Which players need to make a New Year's resolution and what would it be?

Brian Rosenbaum: Joe Thornton has to resolve to shoot more. I know Thornton is a playmker first and a scorer next, but 37 shots in 37 games is a bit ridiculous in terms of his ice time and role on the Sharks. To give you a perspective of how anemic that total is, Dallas fourth-liner Curtis McKenzie has taken five more shots than Thornton in 10 fewer games. 
Michael Finewax: Corey Perry needs to score more. After five straight seasons of 30-plus goal seasons save for the lockout year, Perry is on pace for 16 goals as he has only seven this season. He doesn't even play anymore in overtime when it is three-on-three.

Ryan Dadoun: Jaroslav Halak's New Year's resolution should be putting everything he has into playing for AHL Bridgeport.  How this season has gone has to be incredibly frustrating for him, but unless he works hard in the minors, his NHL career might be over.  There's never enough goaltending roster spots to go around and with his $4.5M annual cap hit through 2017-18, he's going to be very difficult for the Islanders to move.  He needs to show the league that he's worth another shot.

Corey Abbott: Aaron Ekblad's New Year's resolution should be to keep firing away.  He entered Sunday's action in fifth place in the league with 129 shots in 38 games.  Ekblad has produced just seven goals and 10 points, but if he keeps doing what he is doing then his luck is bound to change.

Brian Rosenbaum
Brian Rosenbaum is the Senior Hockey Editor of Rotoworld.com. He's run the hockey coverage since its inception in 2000.