mikey287 wrote: Digitalgypsy66 wrote:
mikey287 wrote:Cooke is a liability on what front...?
The penalties for being Matt Cooke could be classified as a liability. I think.
Oh...that's silly. Neal and Malkin take more stupid penalties than Cooke...
And that's maybe the problem. if Neal and Malkin aren't idiots they don't end up in the box. Cooke gets tossed from the playoffs down 1-0 for a hit that was debatable as even being a penalty because of his reputation from 3-4 years ago.
I'd like to see Kennedy actually try to play PK before dismissing him. Vitale is good on the PK but never plays. He's actually really good on faceoffs and around the net yet was often a scratch because Byllsma depended on Adams.
With no Cooke someone needs to step into the PK roll, even more so if Dupuis and Adams aren't back too.
Glass, Jokinen and Sutter are good enough for Bylsma. need two more. Vitale and Kennedy? He needs to be tested a lot in preseason and see what he can do. We really just need a guy who can keep players honest at the point and clear, Kennedy can handle that role and he has short handed breakaway potential.
With the cap what is is next year we will need Kennedy to do more, same with Jokinen.