[quote name='Faceoff-ch1 wrote:
Pitkanen should be the first to go. There is no effort from him at all. Even my 13 yr old who has no interest in hockey said..."Dad, why is that guy just standing there? Shouldn't he be skating or something? I respectfully and sternly disagree with that. You and your 13 year old are mistaken. Pitkanen is one of the only members playing so far this year. He was standing around at the San Jose game behind the goal because A. Ward was out of position, not giving Pits any options on moving the puck out. Furthermore, Ward had the opportunity to skate the puck out, and dumped it back to Pikanen who was double covered.
Yup. Not only one of our best players but definitely our best D man. He is not on my long list of available players. Perhaps that was perfect time to explain to your 13 year old, who you admitted knows nothing about hockey, a few facts about skating ability. He's one of, if not the best on our team.
Pitkanen the first to go??? Are you kidding me? Like the above said...he is one of the few bright spots for us...Come on people and wake up!