Did not say either, reread my post. Only thing I said about Rays play was that I think he makes the team better when he plays.
Hockey players Are not lead by guys that donít play no matter what the effort level. That is a very basic principle. It is as basic as guys donít follow rookies. That is why we do not have a rash of captains being scratched. For a coach to not understand this or not respect it is troublesome to say the least.
If you donít play your captains you disrespect the position of leadership. No way to rationalize it. Either you disrespected it by naming your leadership when they should not have been or you disrespect it by not placing enough importance on them as a vital part of the team to be on the ice.
The pecking order of leadership has playing time as a critical component. Like it or not itís how it is. You donít have to score but you gotta play. Having a great attitude and giving maximum effort all while not complaining is expected of all players not just the leaders.
Gota give you guys on this thread credit for looking at the positives always. Wish I saw more.