Okay. Now that I've had about 24 hours to calm down and think about things a bit, I've come to this.
There. I said it--well, sort of, it's actually typed. But you get the point.
Yes, I would think about scratching him. I think of it in three ways. First, the Bolts aren't getting any production from him. According to the NHL.com website, he's got a single point in four games, is -1, and has 2 PIM. Clearly Blair Jones, Mattias Ritola, or even playing Marc-Andre Bergeron as a forward wouldn't do much worse in a single game.
Second, the scratching might actually benefit the boy. If he's scratched, I'm sure he wouldn't be happy--but he'd be hungrier. Just a couple of days ago, Boucher mentioned in the paper he wanted to make a point to Stamkos that being a Top 6 forward isn't automatic. What better way to re-ignite desire is there?
Finally, watching the game from the press box would be a great way to get his slump off his mind should the Bolts return to SPTF on Monday in Game 6. He's clearly thinking too much on the ice--see his whiff on the open net in the 3rd Period in Game 4 as Exhibit A.
Scratch Stamkos? Yep, I said it. But I think you may think it, too.