Realized I neglected to expand on the PK a little. Added this:
I really hope that last thing isn't just a camp experiment. Malkin was pretty good on the PK in Russia before he was drafted and he's great at stripping pucks. The thought of him and 87 getting out there at the end of a kill against a tired PP is extremely interesting to me. It was also inject some much-needed aggression to a unit that sits back too much at times.
Bennett was with 71-18 during the first part of the practice, which was all drills. There wasn't really a lot to judge on to be honest. He skates well enough to keep up with them, though the first pass he got from Malkin, he completely fanned on it. That doesn't mean much though. I think he has the skill to be able to play at the NHL level now, but only if it's the right role. If he was put into a spot where he could play his offensive skill game, and just be responsible in his end, I think he could be successful. His skating is fine, his hands, vision, passing and shot are all above average, and he's very creative offensively. The thing is, that's not really the description for the top 6 opening. Ideally, the person with 71 and 18 needs to be good on the wall, able to battle for pucks and open up space. That's why Kunitz worked there.
Tangradi doesn't have the offensive talent Bennett has, but he's better on the wall and he can drive the net, occupying defensemen and opening space. Tangradi's skating isn't top end, but he's fine in a straight-line, and as long as he keeps his feet moving on the wall, he's fine there too. I don't know that he'll work out, but I think he's a better fit right now.