beachinit wrote:shmenguin wrote:TK centering the top line seems pretty silly on the surface, but the alternatives aren't really that exciting. jeffrey has cemented himself as being pretty lousy, vitale isn't anything, and while sutter is obviously a much better center than kennedy, he could use some time to gel with his line.
if DB thinks kennedy can handle himself at both ends of the rink, then go for it. you're not losing much, and you have dupuis as "200 foot insurance".
WTH are you watching? Dustin Jeffrey's forechecking has been great especially in the corners, he also created some good scoring chances; although the puck never found the back of the net. Vitale wins critical faceoffs and isnt scared to go to the corners and grind. . Kennedy is horrible in the faceoff circle, an average puck passer but does have a shot (or at least likes to shoot the puck anytime he can). For now plan to see Sutter on the top line with Vitale and Jeffrey centering the 3rd and 4th.
Irony: asks "WTH are you watching?". follows that with praise of dustin jeffrey.
kennedy's faceoff numbers by year:
this year is a small sample, so you can ditch that if you want. what you're left with is someone who will likely get you mid-to-high 40's. not great, but certainly not horrible.