Every Thursday during the season, NHL.com fantasy hockey expert Matt Cubeta will provide you with an in-depth analysis of fantasy left wings in our weekly segment: "Turn Left Here." From updated left wing rankings to guys you should keep a close eye on and much more, Cubeta will be your fantasy left wing expert all season long.
Let's get right to it. Just like Wednesday's "Center Stage", here's a look at five of the biggest left wing disappointments and their New Year's resolution for how they can turn their seasons around starting right now. On Friday, we'll finish the position assessments off with right wings.
Alex Ovechkin -- Until your recent surge (five goals in the last three games), you have really let your fantasy owners down. Despite your least productive season last year, we still believed in you and expected a return to your normal 50-goal form. While your current pace of 36 goals is better than last season, we're hoping you've finally found your game now that the New Year has arrived - we need 40-plus goals out of you.
Bobby Ryan -- After posting three straight 30-plus goal seasons and increasing your points total every year since joining the NHL, we really were expecting you to join the fantasy elite this season. Unfortunately you've struggled mightily with just 13 goals and 21 points to go along with a minus-8 rating. We're hoping your new coach Bruce Boudreau keeps you on the top line with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf and that you receive more than the two minutes of power play ice time you're currently receiving (you're too good to see that little).