I did not say Marchenko should sit bc he is -3, I said he should sit bc he is out of position more often than not.
+/- is a dumb stat to measure an individual players effort. Take the third goal from yesterday for example. Marchenko has its man, but Weiss is floating around staring at the puck, while his man, Sustr, rushes into the slot and scores the goal. That is hardly Marchenkos fault but the result is a -1 for him regardless. I thought Marchenko was abysmal in Game 1, which is understandable, it was his first playoff game. He looked much better in Game 2 so he isn't the one who should sit, at least not because of his +/- . Would Smith be an improvement ? I already made my point more than once about that in other threads.
Yes he is but I'm not sure he should because you say so.
Mrazek is starting the next game as he should.