Defence21 wrote:I'm guessing, Kennedy and Bissonnette got sent down. Minard should get a shot to stick, and Kennedy needs to re-gain his scoring touch, so a little boost of the AHL isn't a bad thing. Doubt that he actually was though, and unless Sid is really hurt bad or Dupuis has a broken bone, doubt they were placed of IR. So tomorrow should be interesting.
That's the problem. Kennedy isn't a scorer and shouldn't be relied upon to be one. He's an energy guy with speed and determination. His job is to sustain a forecheck that, hopefully, will lead to a goal. As a result, he may score a few, but "regaining his scoring touch" suggests his primary purpose on this team is to score. It's not.
Do you agree that getting 10-15 min a game, he is relied on to score 10-15 goals a year. He gets power play time on the 2nd unit every game, I'd say he's relied on to score more than he is. Thats part of this teams problem, nobody has defined roles, one game your on the 4th line, next game the 1st.[/quote]
I sure do believe that, and with his two goals in 11 games, he's on pace....15 goals. He's not a sniper. He's not a goal scorer. He never was. He never will be. Part of the lack of defined roles has to do a bit with the team not playing well and giving those who are playing hard an opportunity. Kennedy gives his all each shift, so he was rewarded with a top-line promotion with Dupuis injured.
Look, I'm sick of hearing the line-juggling crap. Last season, Therrien juggled lines for months before settling in on the ones he liked. Once he found them, he stuck with them. And not a single player had a negative thing to say about it. In fact, several players said it was good because you learned everyone's tendencies, ot just two or three players' tendencies. Five months ago we were calling Therrien a coach of the year candidate. Now he doesn't know what he's doing?