Originally Posted by bupz91
Yeah, I agree with the fact he chose to fight, but Rinaldo is the guy on the team that should be going with Brown. McGinn *Was* getting first line time, and Rinaldo is who we carry for that kind of situation.
I know Carcillo vs Gaborik from a while ago was a lot different as McGinn has established himself as somewhat of a fighter, but it's hard for me to think that someone shouldn't have gotten in there in either case.
McGinn did do a great job in the fight and I never said he didn't, Brown caught him with a good shot. I'm just saying in my mind, Rinaldo should be the guy taking Brown off the ice, not Simmonds, Hartnell, McGinn, Schenn, etc.
"Was getting first line time" is right. That was when Simmonds and Hartnell were out. McGinn is not a first line player anymore. He was a 4th line player in this game. He was worth 4th line minutes with the other guys back in the line up and HE IS EXACTLY THE PLAYER THAT SHOULD FIGHT BROWN.
I am not saying Rinaldo shouldn't have or couldn't have, but there is nothing wrong with McGinn going. He got caught with a shot, no big deal.