Where has the magic gone?

Via: University of Buffalo Spectrum

'The struggles of players like Vanek, Jason Pominville, Tim Connolly, and Maxim Afinogenov (even before the latter two got hurt), are all the result of players stepping up into roles they are not ready to fill. The whole team is suffering from this. Management miscalculated the rate theses players would grow at and thought they were ready to lead the team on another deep run into the playoffs.'