Froggy wrote:the pens are 20-8 with engelland this year, and he usually plays against the tougher matchups. why should we scratch him? he's doing good too
If I recall correctly, Despres was scratched for that first recent Boston game for Engelland. I felt like the logic was, ruh-roh Boston is a tough team, better put our tough guy out there! He couldn't keep the crease clear, and I don't even think he attempted. This is one of our biggest problems. I might be thinking of the Philly game were Simmonds was around the net all game. I just don't see the value in playing Engelland over Despres.
I think its still fair to say that Bortuzzo could be better than Engelland in the near future, but one bad "rookie" game and hes in the dog house. Will he even play again this season? He's getting no development now because we can't send him down. I don't have a good answer but the Engelland - Bortuzzo line looked tough to play against.
Nizzy wrote: I'm happy with Beauner, but why is he in a set spot already but Despres keeps getting rotated.
Forward vs Defense is so different, it's not even in the same zip code.
Fair enough. I'm happy its working out as well.