Your coach calls you out...questions your contributions to the team.
Your team trades for the 'other half' of the Flyers former leadership duo.
Your name gets mentioned in numerous trade rumors...and you are the team's captain.
So what do you do?
Score a natural hat trick and add an assist through 1 and 1/2 periods against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Dustin Brown didn't need this game to prove his worth...but it sure didn't hurt.
The question is, did he just make himself even more attractive to 29 other NHL teams?
I'm guessing the answer there is: HELL YES!
LA GM Dean Lombardi is going to have a tough decision to make.
But judging by the news earlier this week that Brown was available, maybe he has already decided. Maybe Brown isn't his choice for captain anymore and this will just make moving Brown for what he wants even easier.
If I were Lombardi, there's no way I'd move Brown. He brings a lot to the team...and most of it isn't what he did tonight (so far).
But if he already has a plan in motion...and it seems like he does...maybe this game made it that much easier to follow through with it.
Thanks for reading!