shmenguin wrote:from the article: “I’m not really sure. I thought I had a great playoff, and I’m kind of stumped,”
clearly responding to a pointed question. so if he's asked, "any thoughts on why you were scratched?", he's supposed to say..."the penguins were a great organization to be a part of. i'm grateful for the years i spent in pittsburgh". that wouldn't be weird at all.
or "With the number of forwards that were carried on the roster during this year's playoffs, there was only a limited number that were able to play. That is a decision made my management, but I made sure I was ready to go when my name was called."
and although this might not be fair to him, his regular season streakiness may have been the reason he was a post-season scratch.http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/players/3895/gamelog
That's a lot of 0's lined up consecutively under his name.