Re: So why was Tyler benched?
posted at 12/29/2010 1:16 PM EST
In Response to Re: So why was Tyler benched?
[QUOTE]Krejci: 15:29 Even Strength, 3:20 PP time, 2:19 PK time, 1 hit, 1 GV Wheeler: 15:24 Even Strength, 0:32 PP time, 2:52 PK time, 3 Shots, 3 Hits, 1 GV Ryder: 15:27 Even Strength, 3:25 PP time, 0:00 PK time, 1 PPG (leads team with 7) Trying to point out that these guys didn't play much better than Seguin and still earned more ice time. Lets now look at Seguin's line mates: Bergeron: 12:50 Even Strength, 3:20 PP time, 0:28 PK time, 1 Power Play Assist, 3 shots, 1 TK Recchi: 12:45 Even Strength, 3:04 PP time, 0:08 PK time, 1PPG, 1 Power Play Assist, 3 Shots, 2 Hits, 1 GV Seguin: 10:28 Even Strength, 0:00 PP time, 0:00 PK time As you can see Seguin's line mates were all taking care of business on the Power Play. Only playing 2 more minutes of even strength time, probably a reward for there performance on the Power Play. Seguin could have earned more ice time by bumping another player off another line, but who? Krejci, Ryder, & Wheeler are playing well together, Campbell, Thornton, & Marchand are playing really well together, and finally Savard and Horton for the most part were benched in the 3rd period. The only players for him to play with were Bergeron & Recchi.
Posted by captainbergeron[/QUOTE]
Perhaps your main point got lost in all the fonts, but I really just don't know what you're trying to say here.
You said before that he sat because he played poorly, as evidenced by his line. Krejci had almost twice as many shifts, and had almost an identical line, plus a 35%ish faceoff percentage. So you were entirely wrong there.
Now you're saying that he's sitting because the other players are playing power play minutes? You're confusing a bunch of different things to defend the decision and it's difficult to respond to, but one obvious place to start is that you can't show your ability on the power play (ability which seems to be exactly the kind of skill Tyler has) unless you play on the power play. If you don't play on the power play because you aren't playing the kind of 5-on-5 that the coach wants, even if you're naturally suited to the power play, then you've just found a way to limit your team's effectiveness to try to force a player into a system that isn't a good fit, while failing to take advantage of the talent available.
If he ONLY plays on the power play because that's where his talents fit best, that's fine. If other players WHINE ABOUT THAT because they think they've "earned" power play time with system-fitting defensive 5-on-5, then I will personally hold the tissue in front of their noses so they can blow. You don't play players on the power play because they play good defensive 5-on-5, you play them on the power play because they can score on the power play.