DonCherry4PM wrote:Jelly, it was a nice thought, a little nieve possibly, but nice.
AV's treatment of this kid is an absolute joke. Then again, I should have known better than to expect anything different.....
I don't know what it is with your mancrush on Shirokov, but why does AV have to give this guy anything until he earns it? He's supposed to be offensively dynamic, he hasn't shown any of that. When you bring up players like Glass, you know they will do what they're supposed to. I agree we need more skill in this lineup, but frankly Shirokov hasn't looked all that skilled. He's been pretty much invisible. In fact, with 6 games played he's averaging 12 mins/game (2 of which are PP minutes), has 4 shots (one in his recent 3 game call-up), he's also -4 (2nd worst), and has no points. If anything, AV is doing the kid a favour.
DonCherry4PM wrote: Sounds like good ol' AV made good on his chance to jerk around Shirokov, in a shutdown game where he couldn't show his stuff anyway: 3, 7 and 22 second shifts in the third. That has to be a big boost in one's confidence. Let's ruin this kid ASAP.
Maybe because they're the visiting team, and don't control the last-change. Do you want one of your worst defensive players up against the opponents best line? I'm sure AV woke up in the morning and said, "Fuck winning this game, I'm gonna mess around with Shirokov's head so much I can justify sending this proven stud prospect down and lose my job!" Gimme a break.