Fournier gave a pretty interesting postgame interview. He’s mostly a stoic type of dude, but he talked with emotion and vigor about his performance. He said he had some bad thoughts going through his head lately and went out of his way to ask coach Shaw what he could do to get into the lineup. Apparently Shaw gave him an answer and Fournier listened, as he’s logged significant minutes in the last two games.
This is great news. Fournier could have easily moped on the bench and presumed his playing time was out of his hands, but he chose the opposite approach and took his destiny into his own hands. I can’t wait to see how he reacts in future games.