Btw i can see no whining in this Province article, nothing extraordinary.
What else should Linden say if he's asked about the situation ? "Oh yeah, i'm so happy not playing and it's fantastic to watch our games.." ?
He wouldn't be a pro player by saying that. Also it's a positive sign from him and showing his attitude as a so called leader or veteran of this team by saying that he doesn't want to stir the pot or creating any trouble with AV.