Babcock is pretty straightforward, so to will be this post. Here's what the coach told the Detroit News about making Ville Leino a healthy scratch yesterday against the Rangers:
"It's not about sending a message, it's about trying to win. We are going to dress our best players. We think Ville is a talented kid, but he's got to get involved and he's got to skate."
Ouch. What Babcock in saying is that Brad May gives us a better chance to win than does Ville Leino. Agree or disagree?