caissie_1 wrote:wprager wrote:If the game against Switzerland didn't knock some fear of failure into them then there's nothing any of us can do. It's now on the young kids, if Babcock gives them the ice time. Sid won't be able to do it all by himself.
But I agree, Sid needs to be our #1 center, so he should get the most icetime.... He's our best player it just makes sens...
Not sure what I was thinking about. I guess I'm just giddy with Mike and Hilary's news.
Sid will get the ice time; I was thinking more about the other kids, like Doughty, for example. Niedermayer is playing uninspired -- an uninspiring -- hockey, yet he wears the 'C' and gets the ice time.
I've told this story before a few times, but my wife got me tickets for Christmas 2-3 years ago. It was a game against Anaheim, and we sat just above the tunnel where the players come out, on the Ducks' side. I was close enough to hear what was being said at the near end of the bench. Niedermayer came off his shift, sat at the end of the bench, never said a word to anyone, then went out for the next shift. Rince and repeat, the whole night. I couldn't believe this is the team's Captain. I wasn't a fan of his before, and that experience certainly didn't do anything to change my opinion. That he later retired/unretired while holding his team in limbo, I still think that's quite selfish.