Beveridge wrote:Based on lines today it was
kunitz sid dupuis
jussi geno neal
bennett sutter Kobasew
Glass Jeffrey Adams
I could see that being the opening night line-up. Bennett definitely has the skill to be in the top-6, but with the way he's throwing hits, he could be a useful presence on the 3rd line as well.
It seems clear they're thinking really hard about giving Kobasew a contract, and while he hasn't been terrific, he's definitely outperformed D'Agostini and seems to fit a bottom-6 role better than D'Agostini.
Vitale could be the 13th forward and sub in on the 4th line depending on injuries and opponent. I'm not sure what Glass brings over guys like Zolniercyzk and Sill, who are fast and hit everything, but it seems like the Pens' management likes Glass.
I don't mind having Adams around for "veteran experience" (whatever that is and whatever good it's done), especially if he's out there with guys like Vitale and Zolniercyzk, who can make up for his lack of speed. Glass, Jeffrey, Adams seems like a pretty slow 4th line, but, again, they seem to like Glass and Adams.