I've played with guys like that...you know, they just don't feel up to playing because they knew that they might not score 3 goals/6 points and they don't want their rep damaged. I played through all kinds of shit (granted just beer league stuff) and couldn't stand guys who wouldn't show up because they had a cold, or a niggling injury, or sat and whined on the bench. This guy is paid to play. The doctors cleared him, and he pulls that "Gee, I'm not sure coach." Look, he's awesome. Great skill set. But I think that kind of attitude is poor, and wouldn't want a guy like that on my team. It also says a lot about his self confidence, which in the long run may hurt him. If a guy feels like that about himself, in this league its only a matter of time before he becomes a streaky player. A couple of games without points and he goes from being the best in the league, to an underperforming star, and it spirals. We've had our share of those guys too, Alexi Kovalev, Pat Verbeek, Tomas Sandstrom. The Caps also have a few of these guys...AO and AS. its what separates GREAT players from very good ones. He has the potential to be great, but if he keeps that attitude, especially in Philly, it aint gonna last.