It seems like there are some common misconceptions with regards to how Torts distributes ice time among his forwards. I figured I would cherry-pick a few of our reader’s comments and explain some of the logic behind how ice time is earned on this team.
Keep in mind I am not trying to call people out for their opinions; I am just using these quotes as a point of reference.
Misconception #1 – Salary Plays A Role In Ice time
“If Torts is gonna have to play guys according to their $$$$$ (think Dubi) he should go back to CT.”
Let’s ignore the “sending Dubi to the Whale” comment and focus on the salary part of this sentence. One of the reasons why I prefered Torts over Tom Renney had to do with income being irrelevant when it comes to earning ice time. If the above statement was true, then Drury and Redden would still be on the team and Dubi would not have seen his minutes decrease over the last couple of weeks.
Renney preferred to lean on his veterans, which is why guys like Redden, Rozi,