Asking for a friend...
So, I'm perpetually amazed every time Jesper Fast is in the lineup. I don't mean to shit on the guy but I'm seriously asking what he brings to the lineup night in and night out? Sure, he tries hard. That's nice. But he's a 4th liner who doesn't really do any of the things you'd like a 4th liner to do. He's small, easily knocked off the puck, doesn't get physical at all, and can't grind in the corners or dirty areas. He's a skill player without the skill. In fact, I'd argue Lindberg, Fast, Puemple, and Pirri are all the same exact player. How is it that Fast get's slotted up into the top 9 or even top 6? A few games ago he was on the ice while down a goal with 1 minute remaining. Why? Why is he in the lineup night in and night out while everyone else takes a turn in the press box?
Again, maybe I'm missing something. I really would love someone to explain this to me, because I haven't been able to understand it for a few seasons now. He's far from the problem on this team but part of an overall issue that AV seems to bring with him: his teams are soft.
Please help me not be angry.