penny lane wrote:Did Brooks get benched in the 3rd period? I know the one 2nd period
flyer goal him & stick not in good defensive position... to
say the least. Or does he have an "upper body" injury?
BUT his absence did give the alternative hero ~ Eric Cairns a chance to perform.
I don't get up to see the fights or find them exciting but those 2 define how to conduct a hockey fight.
BurghThing wrote:Maybe MT thinks he can actually get through to Brooks this way, and get some improvement in his game.
Do you honestly think benching Melichar will make him play better? Nothing short of a brain/talent transplant would accomplish that.
Pitts wrote:I agree Snapper. I just hope MT is communicating that at some point to Orpik. We all remember how Glenn Patrick's lack of communication (and to a lesser extent CP's in Pgh.) went over with Orpik a few season's ago. I think Orpik has to learn to hold his tongue a little bit when the situation warrants it and ask the coach for a meeting if he's that perturbed by the benching. Sometimes, I don't think he sees or thinks about things like you have there. It's simple, there was reason the coach benched him. Probably, it was a small mistake he made. Obviously, the coach expects more from him, and that should be considered a good thing. Orpik needs to learn that and use it to take his game to higher levels.
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