Glad to see Kotalik back in. Not that he's the solution to all (or any) of the problems, but he looked really good in preseason and if he's still motivated could give the team a boost. Never hurts to make guys fight to get in the lineup rather than sit in the pressbox
According to Rob Kerr...Kotalik is in and Backlund is out
This makes no sense, why would a centerman get scratched for a winger. Also if they think Backlund is the weak link someone needs to get a good smack over the head! Just remembered that I didn't see Backlund play much last game. Injury?
Backlund has been our best penalty killing forward, and best defensive forward all year, Why the **** would he get scratched?!! He is a young player and needs playing time to further develop his game and Brent is messing that up.
I actually kind of like the move if Backlund is a healthy scratch. I really like what Backlund has done this season but he hasn`t had any offence hardly at all in the last 3 weeks. Maybe Sutter is trying to get him going and taking a game from the press box might actually help him in the long run to get going in the offensive department.
Lol, what a joke. Really? Scratch Backlund? Why the ****?
Maybe because Backlund hasn't done **** all as of late? Doesn't he have something like 1 point in the last 17 games? Watching from the press box might not be the worst idea right now for the kid. He's expected to be providing offense and he hasn't.