The way Kreider has been playing, the scratching this game was a no brainer. He haven't been awful or anything, just not good. I know that some disagree, but that's my opinion. And it's a good thing keeping all player aware that if you're not 100% contributing you will be the next one out.
And for Boyle, he is what he is, and will never be a star. But he is damn solid, and till the day cones when Kreider is the star we all want him to be, he will have to fight for his spot. Benching him for a few games won't "ruin" him, it will strengthen his character.
Ok but Miller deserves the same treatment. Miller hasnt been good the last past couple games yet he gets playing time that sounds a little screwy to me
Kreider hasn't been good. Why are we defending his playing time against someone who has been part of the core the last 2 years? He sat 3 games, it's time to let him earn his playing time back. Kreider is the logical choice to be sat.
Kreider's potential won't drop from 1st/2nd line LW to 4th line grinder/AHL superstar if he sits a game.
boyle deserves to play on the 4th line, i just dont like him playing over kreider. i just hate this idea that benching a rookie for not being engaged enough is the automatic solution. if kreider wasn't playing well then what do you call richards?
our 3rd line has been great without that ****ing pylon slowing us down. his role is a defensive center who can win a bog face off. same role as halpern. boyle is not a 3rd line center he should be nowhere near the top 9
Huh? The 3rd line had ONE great game.... ONE....
Brian Boyle who scored 20 goals just two seasons ago, doesn't even deserve a chance against the Islanders? Did he sleep with your sister and never call her again, sheesh.