You obviously don't understand the flyers and Ken Hitchcock. Hitch has sat Pitkanen a few times this year for defensive lapses. He doesn't care about hurting Joni's confidence, he cares about winning and if Joni doesn't play sound defensive hockey, he doesn't play at all. If Pitkanen played on any other team in the league, I think he'd have more points, because there is no other coach in the league, save Lemaire, that is as defense first as Hitchcock. Joni doesn't jump into the play as much as he wants because he's worried about his defense first. It just so happens that Pitkanen has the rare ability to attack at the right time and still not get caught. As for the leach part, think about the flyers pp. They went from being one of the worst teams in the league on the pp to being one of the best teams, the only thing that changed was Joni Pitkanen. He's far from a leach. You ought to watch the kid play a little more, he's a pleasure to watch and right now he's as good as Jay Bouwmeester whether you're willing to admit it or not.