With the start of the season now truly upon us, our Weekly Question feature returns. As you may have heard, there’s a bit of controversy in Sens-land regarding Logan Brown. On Thursday night, Brown’s agent gave the following quote:
Logan Brown’s agent @Andy_Scott15 on his client’s demotion: “We have never seen an early first round selection met with such resistance by the club which drafted them.”— Eric Macramalla (@EricOnSportsLaw) October 3, 2019
In Friday’s Five Thoughts piece, Brandon argued that Brown and his agent were out of line in vocalizing the complaint. There’s something to that notion: Brown’s missed a lot of time with injury the last few seasons, and he didn’t exactly light the world on fire in training camp and the pre-season.
On the other hand, the Sens have made a big deal of promoting a youth-filled rebuild; the tagline for this year is #TheKidsAreAlright. Yet, there are several players on the roster that not only don’t fit the the long-term vision of the team, they are not especially good NHLers. Of the youngsters who didn’t play a prominent role last season, only Drake Batherson and Filip Chlapik were able to crack the team up front — and Chlapik will be a healthy scratch in game 2. Are the Sens really giving their kids a chance to shine?
Which brings us to this week’s question: Did Logan Brown’s agent have a point? Are the Sens really resistant to bring up some of their top prospects?
Does Logan Brown’s agent have a point?
|No, the youngsters need to earn it more than they have
|Yes, but only kind of: Brown hasn’t been great but the team could use more youth
|Yes, absolutely! Brown earned his spot through his play last year and this year