Schenn and Couturiers lack of consistent play in an inferior league is alarming. They should be tearing the ahl up regardless of how bad the team is. They're both around PPG but they've been awful individually too many times in a bad league. I don't care how many young nhlers are playing, it's a bad league.
I think Therien said it best...waiting to see if there's going to be an NHL season is a distraction. They're getting bored waiting, and they won't want to be hurt if it happens. It hurt Wellwood earlier in the year, but he's seemed to come around on it. Still not the effort you want to put in with Lavi and Holmgren around. These guys know they're not there for anything more than to pass the time and stay in game shape. Not good enough to excuse, but it exists.