They have had a very tough schedule to begin with, meeting the Sharks, Predators and Hurricanes twice and already went down on a west coast trip. 8/11 matches away from home. They don't have the best numbers, I know that, but if you watch the games I believe they still adapting to a new system and identity. It's a small sample size, but Lehner has been very good. The offense is still there, actually the whole Barzal line has much, much more to show for, so far, and that is actually a good thing because the team shows they not entirely depending on them. The bottom-six has been good, believe it or not. Organised, structured and few mistakes. It is the defense that worries me long term, as usual. But so far, so good, I think this team will surprise many, and make it to the playoffs. Thoughts?