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Kevin Westgarth 

October11, 2013; Raleigh, NC, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Kevin Westgarth (8) cannot get the puck past the Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick (32) during the 2nd period at PNC Center. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Westgarth has played in six games this year. He has really not done much to impress anyone in that time.

Westgarth is not expected to score. His role on this team is to be an enforcer. He was traded to Carolina to fight, hit, and get under the skin of opposing players. He has not done this in the month of October.

Westgarth has not fought anyone this year, and he hasn’t done much to get under the skin of opposition. He has not done anything to help the team through one month.

Just to be clear, I don’t expect him to get any points. I expect him to get into the head of players and be physical. He has not done much of either of those things.

Grade : D

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  • thestormchaser

    I agree with all of your ratings except the Stahl brothers. First Eric – I am not sure why he is the captain. I can’t say I have seen another player who pouts as much as Eric. He misses a shot or gets beat and he skates off like a whipped puppy. His leadership is spotty at best. Grade C+. One simple question for Jordan Stahl – At $6M, is he significantly better than Brandon Sutter? Absolutely not, grade D.

    Also, what about a grade for the coaching staff? PK – OK, PP – ugly. And does anyone train the goalies? Seriously, three years in a row with lower body (aka groin) injuries. Somebody needs to train the goalies so they can stretch like Gumby. Grade C-

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