Originally Posted by chilly666
lol yeah mcgrattan playing his 1st game after sitting all season in altitude would be so ****ing smart...secondly, bordeleau was benched after taking a really stupid penalty in the 1st period except for one shift in the 3rd period
Well he played the first two games, had 6 minutes each, not like he hasn't played this year. Clune plays like 2 minutes more than McGrattan. Not to mention it should be Yip scratched for McGrattan, not Clune but that's not likely to happen.
As for Bordeleau that's just how Sacco operates. Koci averaged 3:03 in 43 games his first season in Colorado, including 0:02 one night and a fight. Sacco likes a heavy in the line-up a reasonable amount of games but doesn't like to give them much ice time at all
, besides, if they were going to fight, early in the first is perfect for a staged fight. It's pretty obvious the Preds and Oilers didn't give their tough guys any chance in hell this year.
Only time I've ever seen Sacco give a tough guy serious ice-time was when Koci was converted to D at the end of that season the Avs did horrible in 2011. Whenever Bordy plays more than 4 minutes surprises me. I wouldn't read much into the benching except that Bordy might sit the next couple games out.