May 7, 2016
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>nalzugaray12</b></div><div>I don't think Studnicka, who has 2 NHL games experienced, should be playing. Bruins are trying to win now. An inexperienced player shouldn't be in the lineup over guys who have the experience.</div></div>
Charlie McAvoy had zero NHL experience and played 26 minutes a night when he debuted in the playoffs. Studnicka also would be taking Nordstrom's roster spot and lets be honest, that's not a huge loss.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quote:</div>Besides, it is not like Coyle looked any better at RW. Coyle needs to play center, he makes the third line have great depth.</div>
Its about making the 2nd line better and the overall team better. I'm not sold on a line of Ritchie/Krejci/Kase and while the sample size is small, they played nearly identical time together as DeBrusk/Krejci/Coyle. The advanced stats between the two are night and day:
I'm also of the thought that having Studnicka at your #3C doesn't hurt your depth, which lead to your next point....
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quote:</div>Also, not a chance you can convince me Studnicka is better defensively than Coyle. Coyle was killing penalties on the second unit and was looking like a monster on that unit.</div>
Coyle was 7th among B's forwards in SH TOI and averaged 54 seconds of SH TOI per game. If he was "a monster" he'd be in the top 4 among forwards. As for Studnicka, I'm lucky enough to have 4 AHL teams within a few hours of me and two of them within 30 minutes of my house, so I get to see a lot of games. Studnicka right now is on par/if not better than Coyle defensively and is a threat offensively (led the AHL in SHG). I've seen the kid play quiet a bit this year in person, have you?
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quote:</div>All im saying is: we're all excited for Stunicka. But there is absolutely 0 need to rush him into this lineup. Call him up for practices, but he shouldn't play unless he absolutely has to. You play Studnicka next season and go from there.</div>
You put your team in the best situation to win a cup now, like you said we're in win now mode. Studnicka is an upgrade over Nordstrom and DeBrusk/Coyle w/ Krejci is an upgrade over Ritchie/Kase w/ Krejci.