We've finished our player grades for the 2014 season, but that was just 11 people talking about what they think--and it was a lot of information to talk about. Now it's time for our readers to cast their votes. And with that in mind, we present our Your Say series!
Stephane Da Costa recap:
Da Costa made the team out of training camp over more obvious choices like Mika Zibanejad. He didn’t impress to start the season, failing to record a point in four games. He was returned to Binghamton and was a point-per-game player in the AHL (55GP, 18G, 40A, 58P). His strong play with the farm team earned him another call-up and he rejoined the Senators at the end of January. He had an excellent five-game stretch between January 28 and February 6 scoring three goals and one assist. This stretch is the reason why he’s received such a high grade. The Olympic break happened at the worst possible time for Da Costa; he was returned to the AHL while on a hot streak and never made it back up to Ottawa. Ultimately, he played just 12 games with the Senators this season and it’s hard to conclude he showed enough over those 12 games to secure a regular spot in the NHL.
Highest grade: A
Lowest grade: B-