Some of these reactions are amazing. Laff is on the third line because he's the 3rd (maybe 4th) best LW on the team, right now. Same for Chytil. Why the hell should he play more than Zib and Strome? Kakko gets more ice time than those two because, shockingly, he's playing better. Especially Laff, he's a monster on the wall, he sticks his nose into the action everytime he's on the ice. He looks like he wants the puck and he wants to be a difference maker. What's so hard for people to grasp? And if Laff and Chytil are mad about their ice, good, let them get mad and come out the next game and prove the coach wrong. I guarantee you that once Laff plays better than the two guys above him, the coach will gladly give him those minutes. The young guys aren't on the PP 1 because they just aren't better than the guys currently on PP 1 (passed up shots aside), the first unit spend the entire PP in the offensive zone. I don't know about anyone else, but I'd much rather Laff get 8-10 minutes a night in high pressure, playoff type games, with something on the line than 20 in meaningless, run out the season games. Tomorrow, he'll start the game on the 3rd line again and get an opportunity to prove he deserves more time. Blackwell deserved to be on the ice in OT because he scored a goal and was noticeable. I wish Kakko would have gotten a shift in OT, that's a legit gripe, but they're trying to win a game. We are officially in the f*** Your Feelings portion of the season. They need to win every game and the coach needs to coach like they need to win every game. I want Laff, Chytil, and maybe Kakko angry they didn't get more ice this offseason. Let them get fired up. Go live with Kreider this summer and work your ass off like the other players do and the results will follow.