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03-25-2012, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Halpysback View Post
Well Hendricks while limited does the things he can do pretty reliably. As much as people are crapping on the decision Hendricks and Beagle and co didn't make mistakes or get scored on while getting all that icetime.

Tyler Sloan is... Tyler Sloan. Playing him when not absolutely gun to the head necessary is more or less a war crime.

Also Hendricks got the cold shoulder from Hunter in the beginning.

Right. Hendricks isn't good but who does Hunter have available to put in his place? In Game 5 against the Habs, Boudreau chose Sloan over Alzner. It wasn't just a stupid mistake--that could be corrected--it was Boudreau thinking he could give a guy he likes (Sloan) a taste of sweet victory. Boudreau risked Washington Capitals' chance at the Cup on playing favors.

Hunter will never do that.

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