He's physical, way more than he should be on a team with no support. Look at how he got injured dashing through the middle and getting sandwiched through two defenders.You can tell that the staff told him to go down the middle and bemoer assertive, only what can he do when he is paired up with Desharnais other than to take a massive beating? Pacioretty needs someone who plays his game on his line.
We saw both Parros and Murray get inserted into the line up after a huge injury. I wonder if it wouldn't have been more wise/prudent for them to play a couple of games on a conditioning stint to get back into game shape? Murray lucked out without making any real mistakes but Parros really shat the bed. I wonder if Emelin will do a conditioning stint or if he will be re-inserted into the line up as soon as he is ready to go?
It's weird that we played well when injured players were absent. Then Parros and Pax got back, boum 2 losses.
I really think they should give them more conditioning game situations during practices to see how they adapt and to see if they're ready...it seems like the players tell the coach ''I'm ready'' and the coach inserts them in!
Parros...Pacioretty...it does seem too soon (they should ease them into the lineup, not rush them, imo).
(then again...Pacioretty could have been a hero by scoring...he came so close to making it 2-1, but he hit the post with a very hard/smooth wrist-shot).