Popular Post goblix Posted February 5, 2020 Popular Post Share Posted February 5, 2020 Was musing on the effects of fatigue specifically after the Boston game. A tired team on 3 games in 4 days it’s hard to differentiate from effort, passion or just straight up fatigue taking effect. Benn sitting out as a 7th, Bailey and other Utica players that have earned a look up here. We should be utilizing that kind of benefit with regards to tough stretches in the schedule and specifically but not exclusive to veterans. Edler is a warrior and has played well in the new defensive look. He’s settled into a proper 2/3/4 role and off the PP. that said he looked tired and super slow. Benn likely would’ve been a better option in either the Boston game or Carolina. Maybe the travel itself is the problem but a mental day off of the NHL game is worth the look into the benefits from fatigue. We can also move this towards the forward group. Beagle looks beaten up and could likely skip a game along the way. Erickson is the same as Edler in that he could use a rest day every now then. i understand that there is a need to ice the best possible players to give the best chance to win but a couple of fatigued players causes holes and can break a system and thus should be thought of in terms of decision making. As an added benefit you actually get to see what you got in Utica which could impact TDL decisions. I know this isn’t a new idea, basketball rests players all the time but the NHL seems to be lagging behind in that mentality. What are your thoughts on rest and swapping out for “fresh” depth or what players in Utica are you dying to take a peek at in the NHL 1 2 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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