I'm sure it was calculated.
"The only way I can do anything is (take away) ice time or move on from them. I'm at that point as a coach," said Graham, whose team plays today at Evansville. "They've had 13 games. That's enough time. There's been enough body of work. This team can play with any team on any given night. We've all seen that. But they can't get the job done (always). Too many offensive-minded guys and defensive guys who can't defend."
Captain Nick Tuzzolino didn't make the trip today. He's a healthy scratch, according to Tommy Schoegler on the TV broadcast.
Contrary to what some of you have been saying, this isn't the first time a coach has called out players by name. Not by a long shot. And when this happens, the coach knows what he's doing.
The question is: Will it motivate or backfire?