Really sucks, dont know when or if this kid will actually get a real shot to show us what he can do, he needs to play with skill. Problem is you dont demote Cole as he is a 30 goal scoring veteran on a line you want to get back to last years level, trying Eller with the Gallys sounds good but they click with Prust and the Pleks line is working also.
only solution is acquire gaborik and richards to play with eller on the fourth and dump the rest. lol
Agreed I wouldn't want anyone else on D fighting anyways they are too valuable...
Only time your D should fight is if an opposing player messes with your goalie. As you say they are too valuable. You have six D and 12 forwards. You can actually lose three forwards to the penalty box and still have three lines to run but one missing D and now you have to double shift D men to roll three pairs.