If the rumours surfacing that Luigi is stepping in and removing Frank as a roadblock to help MG operate in full capacity are true, then i am hopeful this season was just a failed experiment on Luigi leaving the team open to be messed with when MG is more than capable of running things.
I also picked up on Torts throwing MG under the bus regarding depth. Im pretty sure in that same interview he also claimed that he and MG get along like Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Very telling, and benevolently clumsy words chosen by Torts.
Meant to comment earlier about only rolling 3 lines. Not a fan at all. How in the bloody hell do you ever advance in the /season/playoffs without 4 lines? That coupled with what you mentioned about scaling back the talented 2-way forwards PK time for the Sedins is such a recipe for disaster. He should have already known that the Twins have played on the PK under Crow, but their ability is better served in pure offensive roles.
Again, if Torts had done his homework and ditched his antiquated belief that players (forwards) want to play as much as possible so they play ungodly minutes, leading to injury susceptibility...then maybe we wouldnt be having these discussions.
Heavy minutes are the domain of talented D-men.
Even Sids TOI average scaled down as the season went on.