Could it be possible to sit him for a few games? Would this shatter his confidence? I ask this because he is providing zero offense. I know he has been playing fairly decent in the defensive zone and was good on face offs last night...
having said that from an offensive perspective he is providing zero offense. Even a little bit would be miles from what he is providing now. Two way center? No. Most one way centers are offensive only, he is defensive only. A little offensive help Sutter..anytime now!
Jokinen has as many points as Sutter in 5 less games.
Douglas Murray has more points that Sutter
Eaton and Niskanen have as many points as Sutter. Those two are on defense and Eaton has played less games.
Something has to give here. Instead of scratching Kennedy, Glass, Vitale...to get Jokinen in the lineup why can't we scratch Sutter.
At this point I would even scratch Sutter to open a spot for someone else...it doesn't have to be Jokinen. It could also help Sutter get a better handle on some things he is NOT doing in the offensive zone.