Where in the world is Roman Josi? If you see him, can you show him the team’s schedule? Sure, this is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but I am concerned about his play.
Why? Because in the last 11 games, he has four total points. This includes a four-game pointless streak, the most he has seen this year. While that does not sound too bad, it is impactful. In games the Predators win, Josi has 15 points. Three of his four goals in wins come on the power play, however. In the team’s 11 losses? Josi has five points.
Let’s break down his production by the month. In November, the Predators played their best hockey, and Josi accumulated 12 points. In December he only tallied six points. While he took the same amount of shots in both months, he only scored on 2.4% of shots in December.
Don’t get me wrong, I trust the Josi will make an impact moving forward. With the return to Ryan Ellis, Josi will see more action in the offensive zone. And, honestly, because of his play in November, Josi is still on track to reach career averages.
Still. It would be nice if he showed up now.