Etem is pretty good in PK. Maybe Bruce is giving him the rest for that, because 1st line minutes takes a lot of energy. I have an impression that Bruce is focusing on 60 minute - 4 line effort instead of focusing only on 1 line and special teams.
Other players have chances, Bruce is juggling the lines a lot. No one stands out anyway or they are needed in other situations.
I think that is the case. However, i do agree we need an upagrade there, but with the resources we have, Bruce is making hell of a decisions with this team that have resulted in success.
Agreed. When Perry and Bonino is back, situation will be different. Seem like Beleskey has been replaced with Ryan on first now.
I'm in favor of giving Lindholm a try. He left Sweden cause he thought he'd get his whiff of NHL action. He deserves it more than Allen and Lydman do right now.
Not sure I agree with that. You don't call up an 18 year old for the sake of him getting 3rd pairing minutes to see how he goes. Also I doubt we're going to be sitting $6M worth of defensemen in the press box.
He'll get plenty of chances - Allen is finally starting to do what he was brought here to do and Lydman has been solid for the most part. If anyone should be sitting it should be Sbisa.