Q shaming him with the White Jersey denoting healthy scratch at practice today ...probably sits for the games with the Totes. .. Will this work to motivate him?Something wrong..how can a $6.0 be this bad in effort if not production?Q obviously disappointed and angry over the uninspired play he sees from Saad and now finally succvumbedvto embarrassing him hoping this shakes him of the lethargic play ...will it work? Knowing Q it probably is just a 1 game stapling to the bench ..but when Saad getsxre-inserted he had better hustle all his shifts or the stapling will be re-instituted and last a lot longer . The real question is who wanted Saad back in the first place? COST CERTAINTY Stan or We goitaxgetvhelo for Toews Q? Which one pushed for that trade? Since the Saad for Toes move fizzled last season (as I predicted...because as I said the problem was Toews and his own attitude and training methods..and that has been revealed by the Toews return to Normal this season after 3 consecutive sub-pat seasons of less than starry play ...), so that the Q assumption was wrong from the beginning (that Toews needed help when the solution was for Toews to fix himself)...in that case...there was no reason to trade for Saad. AS TO San betting on Cost Certainty and that in 2 seasons Pana run would go Ufa andxwe lisevhim anyway..the problem with that analysis is that even if Panarin do go free,we would then save the $6.0 we are spending on Saad to get somebody else for $6.0 who probably produces to that level of pay. .which Saad has failed to do for us. So whether this Saad fiasco is the fault of Q or Stan...bottom line is we have $6.0 of diddly squat .Another Albatross Co tract on our hands for 2 more seasons after this one .Unless finds his inner Man-Child again .. At the time of Saad's draft ,I posted to AVOID drafting him at all costs...he stunk that season in Jr's. ..But Stan knew the injury that kept Saad out from early season to mid -season probably hampered him when he came back and that he never got back to performing as the talent scouts expected that season.. This is why when Saad played great for us for the seasons before we moved him to Columbus ,Stan was hailed as a genius for drafting him when other GMs failed to account for him not recovering from his injury in that second half of his draft year in juniors.. So Stan took credit for a smart hunch .. But NOW Saad is playing as poorly as he did in that 2nd half of his last junior season ... So the question IS: Is there some injury lingering that bis hampering him again? WELL we have no medical reasons given and we have the new policy to reveal injuries or ill-health issues more transparently to the media and fans. .and we have heard no such excuses for Saad. Thus we infer then problem is entirely with Saad's own effort level and perhaps his confidence..but instead of buckling down his response seems too accepting and laid-back ...such that he himself thinks it is just bad luck and not his level of effort that is the current problem..if that is his attitude..just wait and his luck will change ,then he is doomed to fail again...He needs to show by effort over and above that at the minimum he is out working the oops on every shift..no coasting allowed! But the eye test keeps showing that laussez-Faire coasting. ..the late coverages on checking assignments in the d-zone..the puck battles lost..the lack of will and want and hustle ...you do not need to look at Stat sheets to infer these. .the eye test shows when players fail to show up and coast too much... So maybe Q has had enough. .Trying fibalky to send a message to motivate Saad by letting him know he has to EARN his time on the ice.. $6.0 notwithstanding. Saad needs to wake up ..or else!