How is it Ryan Reaves does more in less than 6 minutes of ice time than Stewart does with more than 15??
In a carry over question from last season, are Stewart's linemates scoring?? It seemed whenever Stewart did not score, none of his linemates did either and the linemates got demoted for it. (See Berglund) Seems to me if one jackass isn't working, which we have all seen from Stewart, shouldn't the jackass be sat or something??
Reaves thrives on limited ice time. It allows him to use up all his energy in limited bursts. That isn't a knock. I love it. I just don't think he can sustain his intensity for 15 minutes a game. In fact, I know he can't. I saw him in the ECHL during the lockout. He agitated the whole time due to his mere presence as an NHLer, causing numerous fights. He had some nice goals and devastating hits. But it wasn't the same all out intensity I see in his 5 minutes in the NHL.
As for Stewart's linemates, he started the season with Roy and Morrow. They played on the 4th line a few nights ago with Reaves. This is also partly to make way for Paajarvi and Sobotka who have impressed. With Paajarvi hurt, Roy moved back up Tuesday. Roy has scored some on a line with Stewart, 3g, 4a. And at least one of Steen's goals came on a PP with Stewart screening. Overall, I don't think his linemates are doing well. That said, nobody on the Blues is scoring except for the top line and some early goals by Tarasenko. The top line has more goals than the entire rest of the team, and that is mostly Steen.