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Michael Stuart
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 09.09.2020

Jan 22 @ 12:42 AM ET
Michael Stuart: Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Lightning Drop Blue Jackets in Overtime
tpd11
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: FL
Joined: 05.22.2008

Jan 22 @ 7:01 AM ET
Heddy was a beast after his miscue and McDonagh was lights out when he joined the rush with two primary assists. Heddy had the third one. But for all their D work it’s time to sit Rutta for a few and let Foote play. Two bad penalties and outworked most of the night he should also get a thumbs down.
Justbecause
Location: Toronto , ON
Joined: 02.08.2020

Jan 22 @ 7:39 AM ET
Heddy was a beast after his miscue and McDonagh was lights out when he joined the rush with two primary assists. Heddy had the third one. But for all their D work it’s time to sit Rutta for a few and let Foote play. Two bad penalties and outworked most of the night he should also get a thumbs down.
- tpd11

Every team has weaknesses, there are no superpowers. Here in Tampa ours is Rutta, Schenn and Foote so it’s all good
HenryHockey
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Gwinn, MI
Joined: 01.26.2020

Jan 22 @ 9:40 AM ET
Even if you’re of the belief that he was deserving of some kind of reprimand for that uninspired moment, it’s tough to sell the rest of the players on the bench that sitting your best player in an incredibly tight game makes sense.


The point you missed is that PLD is NO LONGER their BEST PLAYER with that kind of effort. I was surprised it happened for the rest of the game, but did PLD ask to be put back in and promise a better effort? We do not know that. It will get ironed out, and I applaud the rest of the team's effort, because they demonstrated that they could carry on without their "best player".
stammerman
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 07.05.2013

Jan 22 @ 12:40 PM ET
PLD was a liability on the ice with that effort, don't blame Torts for benching him at all. Last year I am pretty sure Kucherov was a defensive liability in a game and Cooper benched him for the rest of the game. If I am the other players and they all saw his effort just like Torts did then I think they might be more on the side of the coaches decision, if you are not here to help us win then you can sit on the bench. PLD's body language said it all in my opinion.
Justbecause
Location: Toronto , ON
Joined: 02.08.2020

Jan 22 @ 1:15 PM ET
PLD was a liability on the ice with that effort, don't blame Torts for benching him at all. Last year I am pretty sure Kucherov was a defensive liability in a game and Cooper benched him for the rest of the game. If I am the other players and they all saw his effort just like Torts did then I think they might be more on the side of the coaches decision, if you are not here to help us win then you can sit on the bench. PLD's body language said it all in my opinion.
- stammerman

PLD is a big F’ing baby. Be a great teammate! Hate the coach, the city whatever but what a quitter. Shoulda just taken his puck and stick and gone home
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Sergachev's illegitimate son., FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jan 22 @ 1:42 PM ET
Dubois is not helping his own case any.

Yeah, Torts is a Richard, but that's no way to increase your value to suitors.

You go out there and play lights out.
Justbecause
Location: Toronto , ON
Joined: 02.08.2020

Jan 22 @ 7:49 PM ET
Dubois is not helping his own case any.

Yeah, Torts is a Richard, but that's no way to increase your value to suitors.

You go out there and play lights out.

- GalacticStone

Yeah every team knows what he is. The team is pissed they aren’t moving him without getting great value.

He’s a number one Centre. Duschene took a year. Columbus could give a poop if he just sits.
GalacticStone
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Sergachev's illegitimate son., FL
Joined: 01.29.2013

Jan 23 @ 11:05 AM ET
Yeah every team knows what he is. The team is pissed they aren’t moving him without getting great value.

He’s a number one Centre. Duschene took a year. Columbus could give a poop if he just sits.

- Justbecause

Jets just traded Laine for Dubois.

Laine + Torts = another player demanding a trade within a week.