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01-29-2013, 03:15 PM
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I'm not at all convinced that his struggles aren't just a symptom of an entire group that's been really lackluster. A few poor plays of his may have stuck out more but I don't think he's been uniquely terrible.
But even if he really has been as bad as what folks are saying, what do you think is accomplished by benching him? He's having a rough start. He didn't just forget how to play, and the only way forward is to give a vet like him the benefit of the doubt and expect that he will turn it around. Because if he doesn't, this team is in even more trouble than we think they might be.
You donīt necessarily have to bench him to send him a message. A good start would be to get him off the first pp unit. The same could be said for Letang who has been awful on the pp, but then Niskanen got injured so they donīt have anyone who fits that spot.
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