[QUOTE=Tater;6475257]Obviously disappointing. Still was the 6th highest scoring and PPG on BU this year. Was a healthy scratch for 4 games and played on the 3rd line the second half of the season. Still was the #6 forward.
Do you think he should have been benched more? Who would you put in his place?
Cloonan played every game this year besides when he was injured. He had 0 goals. Was not drafted. Patrick Curry played every game this season. Less production than Bellows. Not drafted. By your reasoning Quinn would have benched them long ago because they don't have the "NHL draft pick" status. Yet Quinn instead benched a "NHL draft pick" that had more production than Cloonan and Curry.
Again, what actually happens on the team doesn't fit the agenda you're pushing.[/QUOTE
You pick one player to try to disprove what I am saying...Bellows was a healthy scratch for insubordination not poor performance even though the performance was poor...in the games he was scratched the Terriers scored 2 more goals a game than average and won every one of them...so why was he returned to the line up?..there was no other NHL forward to take his place so that argument is moot...as is your point per game argument since a number of forwards...Phelps ..Chabot..Andren got 1/10 the ice time that was given Bellows. I am not defending Cloonan his non goal scoring is laughable...but there wasn't an NHL draft pick to replace him so again your argument makes no sense....are we going by points per game now and you are going to compare guys that get two shifts a game to Bellows and his -9.
A much better way to judge it would be on a point per minutes played basis then I guarantee you Bellows doesn't crack the top 10
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Originally Posted by BUtogether
Actually I picked 4 players to disprove what you were saying. Cloonan and Curry were on the third line for the majority of the season as was Bellows; Curry was also on the first line for a number of games. So the comparison in playing time with those players is valid. Again, Bellows (a draft pick) was benched with higher production than Cloonan and Curry (non-NHL draft picks) who weren't benched. Greenway was benched for disciplinary reasons against PC. Add on benchings of MacLeod and your ongoing theme that draft picks get preferential treatment over non-draft picks doesn't hold water. Do you really think Phelps/Chabot/Andren would have a 7-7-14 line playing on the 3rd line and missing 5 games?
Clayton Keller picked up his first NHL point last night, a secondary assist on the Coyotes' lone goal.
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Look, I think Switzer is a nice little player. He made a couple nice plays in the offensive zone this season, and I think it is great that BU can have a competent player as their eighth d-man. But he has tripped over the blue line far too many times and failed to keep the puck in the zone on an easy pass back to the point way too many times for me to call him a good player, or a player that deserves ice time over the seven guys ahead of him.
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