Bowser wrote:Call me crazy but if Bennett is playing in the AHL, he can play in the NHL. Screw this excuse about weight loss.
I want to see...
Dupuis - Crosby - Bennett
Kunitz - Malkin - Neal
Cooke - Sutter - Kennedy
Glass - Vitale - Jeffrey
I agree with this completely. The Pens seem to baby their prospects more than any team in the league. While others throw their top picks into the fire at 18 we take a kid with College experience and assume he needs the AHL to hone his skills. Forward is much different than D as far as young guys go, so if he has NHL skills then let him learn on the job from the best players in the world.
I'm never sold on the idea that playing against AHL pluggers means anything.
Does Bennett have NHL skating - Yes.
Does Bennett have an NHL shot - Yes
Does Bennett have NHL vision - Yes
Does Bennett have NHL size - Yes, but he can certainly get stronger
It's like training a thoroughbred horse amongst quarter horses. What exactly is the point, when it is clear that the NHL is a young man's league. To make matters worse, the guy they chose over him is clearly out of his depth because he has none of the skills listed above except size, which he is incapable of using because of the lack of items 1 through 3.