I was sitting in the very last row of MSG for last night’s game against Anaheim. Yes, literally the last row, and it was awesome. You can see everything from the last row, except Enver Lisin. Last night was supposed to be his break-out game, where he proves to the coaching staff that he belongs in the lineup, and on the top three lines. But the only time I saw the winger was when he was coughing up the puck, or just kind of skating around in circles.
Lisin did nothing last night to prove his worth to the coaching staff, and while I do not believe he will be benched, I get the feeling his demotion to the fourth line that occurred over the course of last night’s game will be more of the permanent demotion for now. After a good preseason, Lisin has been held off the scoreboard, save for two assists, and has been relatively invisible other than that. His play without the puck, which was questioned in the preseason, hasn’t improved.
To answer the question posed the other day, if it were my choice, I would still sit Voros, and demote Lisin to the fourth line, until he proves he can play without the puck.