Sitting with the comfortable lead that the Anaheim Ducks have, you have the luxury of pretty much doing what you want.
Want to test out your top goalie prospect? You can bet John Gibson gets action in one of the two games this weekend.
Rest your players? Jakob Silfverberg was a healthy scratch last game against the Nashville Predators (to be honest, the fact he hasn’t scored since his first game back could have something to do with that as well), and Teemu Selanne hasn’t played in both games of any back-to-backs all year (again, other circumstances with that as well).
So is this why Emerson Etem is forced to play against obviously inferior opponents in the American Hockey League, playing for the Norfolk Admirals?
Etem was one of the team’s two first round draft picks in 2010 (along with Cam Fowler), and while Cam has become one of the backbones of the team, Etem is still struggling to crack the lineup.
A professional of 64-NHL games, Etem has only scored nine goals in that span...