Hugo Stiglitz wrote:IMO it's a real waste to put BB on the 4th. If Morrow is to play on the second line, it's far better served to have BB with Cook and Sutter. Kennedy's style of play suits the 4th line far better than BB.
Agreed. BB has been far more defensively aware than I expected but 4th line duty with Glass and Adams? I bet he'd rather stay in WBS!
TK hasn't looked right all season, I really don't know why Bylsma has reconstructed that 3rd line, it had no chemistry whatsoever.
GP G A PTS +/- PIM Shots PCT Hits ATOI
Kennedy 38 5 4 9 -2 15 85 5.88 31 12.12
Bennett 19 2 7 9 7 4 21 9.52 21 11.58
Speaking of chemistry, all four of these lines will be broken up when Sid/Neal return unless Bylsma intends to keep Kunitz-Geno-Iggy. After all the stuff about keeping Sid comfortable with his wingers and 'you don't break up the best line in hockey', switching players from left to right then back again, opting to play TK above BB - it just makes me want to bang my head against a wall.