Ducks' Antoine Vermette: Remains pointless to start season
Vermette failed to find the scoresheet during Monday's loss to the Devils.
The 34-year-old pivot is coming off two consecutive 38-point campaigns and has started this season in a top-six role and on the second power-play unit, so he has been in a position to succeed. However, Anaheim has played four road games to start the year and sit with a 29th-ranked 1.75 goals per game, as the entire team has struggled to generate offense. His best offensive years are almost certainly behind him, and after padding the point column with a career-high 17 power-play tallies last season, Vermette could be facing an uphill battle to match his 2015-16 numbers.