Five4Fighting wrote:If Cairns isn't going to do his job on the ice, then I would much rather see Jackman in the game. Neil breaks his stick accross Melichar and Cairns does nothing. I know he was not out on the ice at the time, but he had Neil in his hands during a scrum shortly after that and did nothing!!
First of all Melichar should be able to fend for himself. You dont send your goon out there to put the team shorthanded to "protect" guys like Melichar. If your burly stay at home defenderds need burly stay at home enforcers than you gotta real problem with your team toughness.
Secondly Jackman is around the top 5th in the NHL in scoring among defensemen over their past 100 games played. so 800k and 5 mil and no drop off in production on the power play or for that matter defense. Gonchar gets more ice time and better defensemen to play with to help him so why not Jackamn?