Trotz said during the intermission he thought the 4th line got it turned arond with bigger bodies. I am willing to bet that is the only reason he put Gaustad on the other line, to get some size spread across both lines. I don't agree with it, but it doesn't have anything to do with Jarnkrok getting the rookie treatment.
Gaustad played nearly 20 minutes last game.
Trotz has reasons. They are just ... bad ... reasons.
"We need some energy out there."
"I'll scratch Craig Smith."
- Leading goal scorer is scratched. Rich Clune is inserted.
^This is legitimate Trotz thinking and has occurred several times this year alone. Illogical to anyone except Trotz.