Under the Radar: No Playoffs, No Problem
Under the Radar: No Playoffs, No Problem

It's no secret that players perform better when they're on good teams, but the reality is that not every player can be so fortunate. Fifteen teams will not take part in the postseason dance, but all have something to look forward to next year. The Blues, Stars and Panthers just missed the cut and should contend again next season, while many of the other teams have a wave of new talent coming in that should help them take the next step.

Dylan Sikura, RW, Blackhawks -
The Blackhawks missed the playoffs for the first time since 2008, but their pains should be short term. Sikura is among the group of young talent the team is bringing in, signing a two-year deal after scoring 22 goals and 54 points in 35 games in his senior season at Northeastern and being named a finalist for the Hobey Baker. In five games with the Blackhawks, Sikura registered three assists and averaged the second-most ice time among the team's rookies, trailing only Alex DeBrincat, who is a possible future linemate. With Patrick Sharp retiring and Patrick Kane the only Blackhawk to score more than 52 points, the Blackhawks will be looking for scorers to fill out the roster spots.

Robby Fabbri, LW, Blues -
Fabbri was ruled out for the season after surgery on his left knee a second time, derailing his promising career yet again. The former OHL champion and World Junior gold medallist for Canada is one of the

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Jason Chen
Jason joined RotoWire in 2013. In 2014, he was a finalist for the FSWA Hockey Writer of the Year award. Jason has also written for Yahoo Sports, CBS Sports, The Hockey News, The Hockey Hall of Fame's Legends Magazine, and Centre Ice Magazine.
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