largegarlic wrote:I did read an article somewhere in which the reporter talked to (I think) Hitchcock and Quenneville about how they plan to handle their stars, the Olympics, the compressed schedule, and being fresh for the playoffs and both said they are strongly considering giving their Olympic players nights off down the stretch.
So, it's not a completely crazy idea.
This is completely reasonable. They have Malkin and Crosby, and much like playing a back-up goalie, they could use the two of them as a means to getting alternate games off here and there. It's not like the Pens haven't had to play without one of them before and won.