We've finished our player grades for the 2014-15 season, but that was just 9 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!
Lazar entered the year with tonnes of hype, having won the Memorial Cup the previous year with Edmonton. It was unclear whether or not he'd stay up for 10 games to burn the first year of his ELC, but showed enough promise to get the chance. He was released to captain Team Canada to a gold medal at the World Juniors in December. Shortly after his return, he got his first NHL goal. It was a little bit worrisome that his first three NHL goals were all of the garbage, stuff-it-in-from-the-crease variety. Late in the season, he joined Condra and Pageau to form one of the best third lines in the league. Lazar even scored a couple goals on strong wrist shots near the end of the year. Still, most expected more out of the young forward this year, and those expectations won't recede much heading into next year.
Highest grade: B
Lowest grade: B-
Average grade: B-
Note: Courteous Lazar reference shamelessly stolen from Welcome To Your Karlsson Years.
What grade would you give Curtis Lazar?