I said this when he started off terribad, but when Hartnell is on he's a 30 G, 60 P player at his very best who doesn't do anything else besides score and will take minor penalties.
At his worst he's completely useless and a detriment on the ice because all he can do is provide secondary scoring and even PPG scorers go on droughts or have bad games. So a secondary scorer can't be as one dimensional as he is.
I haven't been a fan of Hartnell for a while now though so I might be alone in this.
So Berube goes to extremes to try and fix things and this is the result. I like the guy, and think he has potential to do a good job, but the Philly media will be all over him now. I think this is the beginning of the end for him.
You're blowing things way out if proportion. I've been a Giroux defender when people were questioning his captaincy. Apparently though we can't ask that the captain make a big play outside of the offensive zone.
I never once claimed he was a cause of the teams struggles this year in fact I've never seen anyone claim that.