its probably because he can skate and erskine and schultz cant. that said, tk ain't getting many reps. he plays very limited minutes. this tells me that dale thinks the caps have only 5 d without green.
if mcneil or collins were players he preferred, they would be here. its pretty obvious to me that dale doesnt like like erskine much more than schultz. boudreau would play erskine 16-18 minutes a game as a rule. erskine is sitting so that TK can play 8 minutes.
it'd be nice to have a fighter who won his fights. if you're going to lose/draw, you've got to do it bradley style (i.e. so much blood, carnage, and emotion that it fires everyone up anyway). hendricks' fighting does nothing for me.