The thing is, with our best players out, Babs is doing what has to be done to give us a chance to win. Thats why you're seeing the Glendening line with so much ice time. That line is out to play against the other teams best players. The Mule line is the line the other team will play their best shut down players against. When the other team is playing their bottom 6, that's when Babs will send the kids line out. Nyquist is our hottest scorer, and Babs is making the most of his minutes.
It is easy to scratch your head looking at the stat sheets. But when you really start looking at line matchups and what not, it makes a lot of sense. It is very smart coaching. And it is exactly why Goose is on the kid line and not the #1 line.
I was going to say this. Glendening's line has been doing a hell of a job as a shut down defensive center, that adds a lot of value. If they can keep the other team's top scorers off the score sheet for the most part, Nyquist and Tatar can victimize the other team's less able lines and defensemen.