shmenguin wrote:columbia wrote:penny lane wrote:columbia wrote:Does anyone actually believe that the Pens can WIN the Stanley Cup with Kennedy on the 3rd line.
I know all about the value of role players and Talbot, Dupuis and Cooke will do their parts this year.
I know all about the value of energy and effort when it comes to fore checking and back checking. The Pens had a rental player like that last year, but he happened to possess just a few more skills than Mr. Kennedy.
Someone please explain why we should be excited about Kennedy on the third line.
The rental player also wasn't here for 3rd line duty. The Rental player arrived with the label of chronic play-off underachiever. Comparing him to Kennedy doesn't seem fair. Last year Colby/EC were seeing 1st /2nd and 3rd line duty, until February. Even those 2 were able to help keep the pens in play-off contention~ minus Sid and Flower. Just like last September, GM Shero probably isn't looking at his play-off roster.
First concerns are making sure everybody arrives healthy for camp.
That's fair, but are you honestly looking forward to seeing Kennedy getting routine 3rd line time?
I'm sure someone can produce an example, but I haven't seen anyone post a proposed lineup that didn't include him in that spot.
kennedy is a great 3rd liner. if you think differently, you must not have watched the playoffs.
I watched every game.
Ok, please explain his exact hockey talent and do not include his energy and effort in your description.