possibly, but he can get a much better effort from almost everyone else on the team right now
true. But now I'm thinking it didn't have much at all to do with his effort. I think Zherdev just realized or felt like he wasn't playing well and was feeling very discouraged with himself and thats why Renney sat him for a while. Not to bench him as a punishment. But almost like saying "hang in there kid, sit, clear your head and we'll get you back at there later." Of Course I'm saying this without hearing from what Renney has to say about it.
But Renney did give Zherdev a big pat on the shoulder while he wasn't playing. Zherdev just seemed down on himself. Even after the shoot out goal, he just kind of waived his hand in disgust. Like he was still unhappy with his play.
I'm just wondering why Voros was being benched right along side him. IDK. "Someone to talk to while you're feeling blue" type of thing. We'll see.