You know, we, as fans, have been clamoring for a few different players to get a chance with Geno/Neal's line.
The list this year includes:
Jeffrey, Boychuk, Bennett, Kennedy, Cooke, Tangradi.
I was thinking about it after the Habs game. I really think Sutter has stepped up in Geno's absence and has played some solid games for the Pens. I don't believe Cooke is a long-term solution on that line, although he seems more than serviceable now. The one thing this team has a wealth of is centers.
What about trying Sutter centering Geno and Neal? I think Sutter Neal and Geno could be a pretty forceful line, with either DJ or Vitale taking Sutter's place on the third line, depending on what you want for that line.
I think this would be a much stronger lineup:
Kunitz - Crosby - Dupuis
Neal - Sutter - Malkin
Cooke - Jeffrey - Kennedy
Adams - Vitale - Glass
I know, we've heard Geno won't work on the wings, but why the heck not try it now.