Re: The Bruins must decide on Tyler Seguin..having him sit on the bench
posted at 12/29/2010 9:28 AM EST
I'm glad I could get to the most idiotic thing of the day so early, it saves me the dread of finding it later.
Seguin is 13th in TOI for rookie forwards. Of the rest.... Oh hell, here's a different break down:
"He plays veterans too much and doesn't give young players enough time.
Not really an operative complaint on a team that's not failed to reach the playoffs and have a winning record in his tenure. Are other rookies getting more time than Seguin, yes absolutely. Among rookie forwards, Seguin is ranked 13th with none of the twelve players ahead of him having played less games. Of the players ahead of him, Logan Coture, Mark Letestu, Bryan Bickell, Jake Dowell, Mikael Backlund and Tyler Ennis all played in the NHL before this season. Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, and Magnus Paajarvi represent an unfortunate percent of their talent given that two of them are one and two in goal scoring for their team.
Of the other true rookies there is David Stepan, Jeff Skinner, Alexander Burmistrov and at the start of the season, none of their three teams were expected to make the playoffs back in September except possibly as bubble teams. The Rangers have had a lot of injuries up front with Drury, Gaborik, Frolov and others spending time on the shelf, giving more ice time to a player two years older. Jeff Skinner looks like the steal of the draft, but let's face it, on his team anyone who could skate, and show up who ended up playing part of the season with Eric Staal was going to look pretty damned good. Skinner has worked hard to be second in scoring on his team no doubt, but how much of an accomplishment is that on a team that's 16th in goals for, one point out of last in their division, and two points out of the lottery?"
In Response to The Bruins must decide on Tyler Seguin..having him sit on the bench
[QUOTE]play 6-8 minutes will only delay if not destroy his development. Options a) Play him on a more consistent basis and live with his mistakes but also his speed and skill b) Send down to minors or c) Trade him This is not right for a so called frnachise player..the way the coach is going he will turn out to be another Alex Daigle
Posted by dinami[/QUOTE]