Is it possible this early on to make any meaningful determination? [Only 10% of the season has been played]. A projection of this season's stats over a full season compared with 2009/10 show that in most categories he is ahead of those figures which added up to an Allstar run.
Nevertheless many observers note subjectively that his puck carrying and passing lack the speed and crispness of two years ago. On the PP his shot does not seem to me to have the speed or accuracy of two seasons ago. More importantly in my view his leadership skills do not appear to be as focused.
Of course he is the Captain and not the Coach. He can not be blamed for the problems of a struggling team. However my answer to the headline at this point would be a hopeful - Not Yet
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