I've received a bunch of emails from Kitchener Rangers fans regarding forward Radek Faksa and they all had the same tone - something just isn't right with him this year.
The team and Faksa himself confirmed it - the Czech centre has been struggling out of the gate.
Now, let's give this some perspective. A slow start from Faksa is akin to a dream season for most players. After all, he has 10 points in 11 games.
But he has high standards and wants to take the next step in his development this year and felt he wasn't delivering early on. The good news is that he had one of his best games on Sunday and appears to be turning a corner.
So, let's chalk this up to a slow start.
As for tonight, it's a tough one against Owen Sound. The Attack are one of the hottest teams in the OHL.
Kitchener's next six games will give fans a better idea of where they stand in the OHL after a hot and cold start to the season. It's no cake walk - Owen Sound, Plymouth twice, Niagara, Windsor and another date with the Attack.
If you missed it, the CHLPA is threatening to sue the OHL and one of the lawyers representing the players is a former Kitchener Ranger. At issue to the proposed union are inadequate wages and educational packages.
Another checking to head video is making the rounds. This one has the Soo's Landon Schiller drilling Niagara's Mack Lemmon Thursday night. Schiller got a major and was tossed from the game. The hit kicks in around the 3:55 mark.