New York Islanders rookie Mathew Barzal was benched late in Sunday’s game against the Detroit Red Wings. Here’s his response.
In what was arguably the most controversial decision of the season, New York Islanders Head Coach Doug Weight elected to bench Mathew Barzal down the stretch of a one-goal game. You already know my feelings on the subject.
I think this is the first time I’ve seen Isles Twitter all agree on something. Everyone is furious that Barzal was taken out down the stretch I don’t think I’ve seen one justification for the benching.
Let’s take a look at what Mathew Barzal had to say on the subject:
"“I’ll own up to it,” Barzal told Newsday after practice Monday at Northwell Health Ice Center. “I didn’t have a great game. I didn’t deserve to be out there late in the game. He made a good coaching move. I’ve got to hold myself accountable. I’m not going to sit here and pout and be upset that I wasn’t out there. I know I’ve got to play better.”"
Personally, I think Barzal is just spewing Isles propaganda at us but that’s fine what else is he going to say. There’s that word accountability again, funny how that keeps coming up when it comes to the young guys.
Putting the clear Calder favorite on the bench in a huge spot is a ridiculous tactic for trying to teach a lesson. When will this organization ever learn?
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