RoyalDude wrote:So bad that AV puts him on in the dying minute with the goalie pulled? Hmmmm, but hey I guess AV is an idiot and your just one smart Arm Chair GM who knows his stuff.
Yep in this case yes i do know more. Overall no. But in this game down 1 goal when Raymond has done nothing but kill play after play in the offensive zone while Higgins, BUrrows, and Hansen have actually created chances and been strong on the forecheck I am 100% sure there were better options than Mason Raymond in the dying minutes of the third. Without a doubt.
I hope that AV knows this as well and this was the last hurrah for Raymond for a bit of time. That was his chance to prove he belonged in the lineup. Good chance he doesn't dress next game IMO. Something AV has done in the past...demote a guy down to the 4th line one game and see if he got the wake up call the next game by giving him great icetime and great chances to make a difference.
Looking at some of the fun advanced stats for the game...Pyatt a -12 Fenwick and -21 COrsi. Canucks dominated the Coyotes in those areas.