Healthy Scratch = Healthy Sub (Frankie's Law)

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Healthy Scratch = Healthy Sub (Frankie's Law)

Post #1 by chicpea » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:34 pm

Well, here's an interesting and very under-reported (thank you, Elliote) notion that popped up at the GM meetings last week:

No more healthy scratches.

Scratches would instead be subbed in like soccer players. 1-3 per team per game.

Good idea or Not? Elliote is all over this today. Seems to like it. I am less convinced but need to think it through some more. I guess my instinct is what about fellas who are tired but do not qualify for IR? Do you expose them to injury by playing them?

Here is Elliote's piece today:

Stan Bowman’s been the Blackhawks’ GM since 2009. After 24 years with the Chicago Cubs, John McDonough became president of the hockey team in 2007. His baseball background is relevant for the purposes of this conversation.

“John’s been asking me for a long time, ‘Explain this healthy-scratch idea,’” Bowman said Monday, referring to players who don’t dress for games. “He’d say, ‘But we are paying them, right? I don’t get why we are not using them.’

“To be honest, I wasn’t really sure of a good answer. I think the idea used to be, you didn’t want a situation where if someone was coming in down four goals, they’d start a lot of trouble. But those guys don’t exist any more. If you can’t play, you can’t play.”

What Bowman suggested was every team continue to be allowed an in-game roster of 18 skaters and two goalies. However, coaches could insert their “healthy scratches” during a game. Like baseball, once someone is taken out, they cannot return.

Someone gets injured? Substitute. Down 2–0 heading into the third period, with an offensive player not dressed? Hey bud, suit up. Up 2–0 heading into the third period, with a good defensive player relaxing in a La-Z-Boy? Get dressed!



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Post #2 by AD » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:46 pm

I like it. But where do they sit? Press box? In full suits? And then get dressed!

They have to make it all the way from the box down to the locker to change! Think about the logistics!




WHY WON'T ANYONE THINK ABOUT THE LOGISTICS!!!
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Post #3 by chicpea » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:51 pm

Egress the bress vessel and read the screed.
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Post #4 by Boring Choice #2 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:56 pm

AD wrote:I like it. But where do they sit? Press box? In full suits? And then get dressed!

They have to make it all the way from the box down to the locker to change! Think about the logistics!




WHY WON'T ANYONE THINK ABOUT THE LOGISTICS!!!


keep 'em in the dressing room. they can watch the game on the telly like the rest of us.
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Post #5 by MP » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:16 pm

Sounds like a reason to increase the cap...
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Post #6 by mayoradamwest » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:19 pm

AD wrote:I like it. But where do they sit? Press box? In full suits? And then get dressed!

They have to make it all the way from the box down to the locker to change! Think about the logistics!




WHY WON'T ANYONE THINK ABOUT THE LOGISTICS!!!


I want them to be running around in track suits doing calisthenics regardless of their chances of playing , much like their soccer playing cousins
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Post #7 by AD » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:21 pm

That's absurd MAW and you should be ashamed for suggesting it.

The logic in soccer is clear. Plus they have less to wear than the track suits. In hockey, they should theoretically be skating around. Maybe on a small pond of some sort. And wearing large vinyl bags over the equipment I suppose.
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Post #8 by Craig » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:44 pm

The hockey equivalent is kicking a soccer ball around in the hall outside the dressing room.
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Post #9 by AD » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:48 pm

And then run to put on protectors, shorts, socks, skates, etc. while the team is one down with 2 minutes to go in the 3rd?..






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Post #10 by Craig » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:49 pm

They do it in partial gear.
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Post #11 by AD » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:50 pm

How partial!



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Post #12 by chicpea » Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:58 pm

MP wrote:Sounds like a reason to increase the cap...



The impetus was a club Pres (Chicago) saying, "We pay these guys already. Why are they not dressed?"
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Post #13 by Germz » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:12 pm

I'm for it.
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Post #14 by AD » Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:17 pm

Quelle surprise!...

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Post #15 by PredsFan77 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:30 pm

that is the dumbest fucking idea i've ever heard of.
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Post #16 by PredsFan77 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:58 pm

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