Whether it's to shed a pound or 20, stop smoking or dump some other unfortunate habit, now is a typical time to take action. With the replacement of the calendar, the slate is wiped clean and we all have a fresh start. New Year's promises and pledges usually don't stick, but that doesn't stop us from making them. It's all rosy optimism at this point.
Those in the NHL should not be immune from this practice either. There are a handful of players who might want to make some resolutions themselves.