New York Rangers’ David Quinn needs to trust his young players in tough times of a game if they are going to gain the much-needed experience to win close games.
The New York Rangers were trailing 2-1 late in the third period of Saturday’s afternoon matinee against the Edmonton Oilers.
The team had pulled Henrik Lundqvist for an extra attacker and head coach David Quinn, looking for his second straight win, put six players on the ice he felt could get the job done.
Chris Kreider, Mika Zibanejad, Mats Zuccarello, Jesper Fast, Kevin Hayes, and Kevin Shattenkirk. These were the six players Quinn choose to put on the ice as the team was down one goal.
These players have scored a total of four goals this season. Out of the six that Quinn decided to put on the ice, Zibanejad was the only one who deserved to be on the ice in that situation.
This is the season of the rebuild.