Gaucho wrote:I like MCM's idea of giving Welch, Lannon and Schneider (and maybe even Fernholm and Bissonette) a few games, 8 to 10, this season in the NHL and sending them down again regardless of their play.
What is this worlld coming to? Is that what this horrendous team has done, brough Gaucho and me onto the same page? If so, then it's all worth it
But seriously, they need to do it right. They need to tell each of them exactly how long they'll be up, no matter how well or badly they play. Tell them they will
be sent back down no matter what. That way, in no way do they feel like the team has lost confidence in them. The coach must play them every game while they are there. This is all about next year and beyond, and is for their good more than the team's. They will better understand what it will take to play in the NHL. Having had a taste, they will work that much harder over the summer and come to camp ready to earn jobs. And from the Pens' perspective, they can get a look at how these guys might fit at this level. But that should be a minimal consideration. This type of cup of coffee callup is in no way a long enough period to evaluate them. But it would most certainly be good for the players to get that taste.