I just still don't understand the constant bringing up of O'byrne as some sort of Demi-god. When he was here everyone on this board hated him because he was flat out terrible.
He was never terrible. He had some ups and downs but JM never had any patience with him and would rather play veterans. With young players you have to be patient with them, PK this year is an example, Emelin also(though we are breaking in too many kids right now).
I don't think OB should have necessarily played every game but he should have played 75-80% of games and not benched for full games as soon as he made a mistake. I think he was perfectly suited for a #4-5-6 big/mean stay at home role.