After being a healthy scratch for the first time on Saturday night, TSN is reporting that Ron Wilson has not decided what to do with Luke Schenn for tonight’s game against the Sens.
The decision to keep him last season versus sending him back to Jr. was widely debated. At the time, analysts and fans both seemed to be divided.
Now faced with the reality that Luke may not be ready to be a top 6 defenceman (yet), the question we pose is; what should the Leafs do now? In my opinion, a game or two here and there in the press box would not be terrible. However, any prolonging time in the press box would be a disaster. He is 20 and needs to play.
What do you think?
3:15PM ET UPDATE
According to Jonas Siegel; Schenn will sit again tonight.
Wilson Quotes on the topic:
“It’s not just about Luke,” he said. “It’s about me looking in Jeff Finger’s eyes and saying ‘Jeff you’re not playing again tonight, why?’ or Garnet Exelby for that matter. This isn’t just about Luke.”
“We’re confident that this will be a good thing for Luke, that he’ll be a better player.”