Mathew Barzal Benched: He knows why

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  1. Khelandros

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    Trotz is just jealous of people with necks.
     
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    It was 1 period in a game his team had total control of. Perfect time to send a message and this was not just a message to Barzal but the entire team.
     
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    What was the play that got him benched? The play described in the article doesn’t seem that bad?
     
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    yup... win win situation for Trotz.
     
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    Kevin27nyi Trotz <3

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    When up he needs to stop curling back with the puck and dump it, especially if there is limited time on the clock.
     
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    Brassard was just playing so well Trottz thought he needed double shifts
     
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    He clearly didn't listen to my advice on the Isles' forum. Could have avoided a benching if he did. :sarcasm:
     
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    Anybody have a video of the situation?
     
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    Tampa and Cooper did the same thing to Kucherov.
     
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    Yup. Bench the best player on your team, even for just a period, and the rest of the guys realize they could be next.
     
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    If the opposite of this situation is to have a "LeBron James" type of dynamic appear in the NHL then I'm all for it.
     
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    Kevin27nyi Trotz <3

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    Missed that take but it's super frustrating to watch the clock at 40 seconds and you're doing their job and working it back into your own zone.
     
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    Players play. Coaches coach. I despise the entire NBA Superstar Culture
     
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    Hockey is a team game, so I don't see that happening. Teammates would serve the dude humble pie until he's full.

     
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    Come Home Matty B! would look great with the young Canuck core
     
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    Apparently not for a single play, but an accumulation of them. Starting the third period with the team up 4-0 would be a good time to send a message.
     
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    I would trust Trotz in doing what is right for the team. The Isles are truly a team > individual organization. I saw the play Barzal made at the end of the period It doesn’t matter if you are the best player on the team or most talented. When you make a high risk play in a game that your team is protecting the lead. It is a good idea to address it right away. The Isles are not a team that props up offensive players. You play an unselfish 2 way game or you don’t play. It is especially hard for gifted offensive players to resist the urge to be creative. But there are times to do it. Barzal was reminded this and the Islanders will be a better team for it.
     
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    I actually found a pic of a teenage Trotz taking a selfie
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    I was thinking how while Lou and Trotz are doing amazing work on the Island, the rigid team-first system might cost them Barzal at one point. He's a guy that could be an 80-90 point player who's probably going to have years in the 60s and 70s in this system. We will see how that will go over in contract time this offseason and if he feels like his talent is closer to guys like Matthews and Marner.
     
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    This has truly turned into a Lou team. I can see Lou wanting to offer something like $6MM a year based on comparable point totals.
     
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    This cannot be correct. After all, Barzal is a top 10 Center in the game.
     
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    We’re one step away from “I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed.”
     
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    Trotz to Barzal
     

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