MrBrightside wrote:MRandall25 wrote:I say again, it's pretty obvious Despres is following the Kris Letang model.
Letang's 2nd year in the league: 63 games = ~ 77% of the season.
Despres' 2nd season so far: 17 games = ~ 74% of the season.
I don't see Despres getting more than 75ish percent of the games. I don't really know what's wrong with that, either.
The fact he's better than the guys playing instead of him, for starters.
Sometimes these young guys need more breaks than the older players as they are not used to playing at such a high intensity so often. We want Despres fresh for the playoffs, not on his last legs.
I remember Vital, played like he was shot out of a cannon for the first few months he was on the big team, but after a while you could see he was worn down. He needed a rest. Maybe they are just trying to not over exhert him as well?