It’s as simple as this. Through two periods, Lias Andersson has played a grand total of six shifts against the Panthers. That’s 3:13 of ice time in two periods for the 2017 seventh overall pick the Rangers took as part of the Derek Stepan trade.
Andersson had only 1:01 through a chaotic first which saw the teams split a pair of two’s. Even if you aren’t in favor of the 21-year old center who’s being wasted by the organization on the fourth line, this is a travesty. It’s unacceptable!
Either play him or free him from this double standard madness that sees David Quinn reward stone hands Brett Howden with third line duty. He has four freaking points! Enough already!
It’s time. #FreeLias