I know it's a shocking concept, but the young guys have to earn their ice time. How do they do that when AV is the coach? You make damn sure that your defensive game is acceptable. AV will always be a coach who expects his players to be defensively responsible first and foremost. I have no problem with that and I have no problem with prospects taking longer to develop that and make our team. They are better players for having that extra development time.
That's great-but 2 goals a game isn't going to cut it & especially in a shortened season-this team is built for 2g /gm enjoy the shootouts this team will be in a few.