Salmela was fine when he was in the lineup, a few defensive gaffes, but nothing major. But now that everybody is healthy, he is a healthy scratch. Even when we rest one of our defencemen, he doesn't play, because Fraser is ahead of him on the depth chart.
Even when we rest one of our defencemen, he doesn't play, because Fraser is ahead of him on the depth chart.
I dont really think that's true just based on one game. I view it more on a situational basis where if Lemaire is worried more about defense he'll probably insert Fraser, and if he's looking for a bit more offense from the back end he'll probably insert Salmela. I wouldnt be the least bit shocked if Salmela gets into one of these last 4 games.