I watched him play 3 games the past 3 days and I must say, he looks awful. I went into these games drooling at the prospects of seeing Chistov, Smirnov, and Bryzgalov. But I left wondering just what the future has in store for Chistov. He was probably the weakest player on his skates the whole weekend. He was easily getting pushed around by AHL defenseman and forwards. He was getting creamed into the boards every few shifts. His vision is off; his creativity is stunted, and his skating wasn't impressive. Maybe he's sick or just had a bad stint of games, but if his name wasn't Chistov, I wouldn't have been suprised if he was scratched in either of those 3 games. Is it a total lack of confidence or does he just not care? Or is it something else?