December 5th, 2013, 01:31 PM #1
Greene, Lewis back at practice (Also Muzzin/Martinez discussion for those interested)
Jon Rosen @lakingsinsider 41m Greene, Lewis participating fully in practice. Schultz also taking part.
Well, Linden, I hear Manchester is lovely in December. Grab Shultz on your way, will ya?
December 5th, 2013, 01:40 PM #2
Question is who on the D do we sit for Greene? Amart & Regher have actually been our best overall the last 5 games.
December 5th, 2013, 01:48 PM #3
The correct answer would be Muzzin.
Originally Posted by JWR
but the final answer will be Martinez.
December 5th, 2013, 02:15 PM #4
Amart was awful in the Anaheim game. `
Originally Posted by JWR
December 5th, 2013, 02:25 PM #5
When Regehr left with an injury early in the 3rd... A-Mart pretty much got benched and Sutter just went with two defensive pairs the rest of the game.
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December 5th, 2013, 02:46 PM #6
I imagine Regehr's face could use a break for a few games.
December 5th, 2013, 04:14 PM #7
If Regehr is banged up at all it is a good time to give him a rest if Greene is healthy enough to play.
Probably not a bad idea to give Mitchell a night off as well sometime soon.
As far as what happens when the 3 SAH's are in the lineup together? Martinez sits, because Muzzin has played much better than him.
It's time to recognize folks that Muzzin doesn't suck and that he has a much higher ceiling than Martinez. He has as much right to learn on the job as the next guy.
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December 5th, 2013, 04:27 PM #8
Greene, Lewis back at practice
Martinez.....have a seat pal.
December 5th, 2013, 04:30 PM #9
Muzzin does have the higher upside at this point, but it comes with inconsistency all over the ice. And when he blows it, he blows it big. Might he be able to work through that? Sure. And I guess you have to give him the chance to do it and gain the experience.
But Martinez has been better and more reliable this season even as far back as training camp. Simple, good decisions with no glaring errors. But he may have either topped out or hit some kind of wall in his development that he has to push through to get to another level. And like with some other players we mention a lot, that decision may lie with him.
December 5th, 2013, 05:41 PM #10
Martinez is going to end up sitting again. He just isn't Sutter's guy. arrrggghhhh
And if Muzzin is ever going to be more than a 3rd pairing guy, you have to give him a chance. That's what the regular season is for.