Re: So why was Tyler benched?
posted at 12/29/2010 5:43 PM EST
In Response to Re: So why was Tyler benched?
[QUOTE]Krejci: 15:29 Even Strength, 3:20 PP time, 2:19 PK time, 1 hit, 1 GV Wheeler: 15:24 Even Strength, 0:32 PP time, 2:52 PK time, 3 Shots, 3 Hits, 1 GV Ryder: 15:27 Even Strength, 3:25 PP time, 0:00 PK time, 1 PPG (leads team with 7) Trying to point out that these guys didn't play much better than Seguin and still earned more ice time. Lets now look at Seguin's line mates: Bergeron: 12:50 Even Strength, 3:20 PP time, 0:28 PK time, 1 Power Play Assist, 3 shots, 1 TK Recchi: 12:45 Even Strength, 3:04 PP time, 0:08 PK time, 1PPG, 1 Power Play Assist, 3 Shots, 2 Hits, 1 GV Seguin: 10:28 Even Strength, 0:00 PP time, 0:00 PK time As you can see Seguin's line mates were all taking care of business on the Power Play. Only playing 2 more minutes of even strength time, probably a reward for there performance on the Power Play. Seguin could have earned more ice time by bumping another player off another line, but who? Krejci, Ryder, & Wheeler are playing well together, Campbell, Thornton, & Marchand are playing really well together, and finally Savard and Horton for the most part were benched in the 3rd period. The only players for him to play with were Bergeron & Recchi.
Posted by captainbergeron[/QUOTE]
Excellent analysis!... disagree with your earlier post on that fact Seguin needs to earn his spot. He really has not found his game yet, to earn his spot he will have to make mistakes and/or find what he can do best for the team (on ice). As for Seguin on the PP thought, well if he has effective play 5 on 5 ocassionally he should have shifts on the power play. CJ did well to bench players last night, the Bs won the game playing uninspired hockey and a better goaltender.