I wouldn't count James Neal out. Geno and Neal have developed a lot of chemistry, the second line is now patch mode. I'd give him some time to figure how to play without Geno and realize he has to step a lot more. Took him awhile to figure out how to play with Geno initially.
Can't wait for Neal to become the next whipping boy in the middle of an 8 game streak
Rocco wrote:Without Malkin, James Neal is just a bigger Tyler Kennedy at even strength.
We already knew this.
Super streaky in Dallas, was colder than the North Pole when he first got here then caught fire when playing with an elite player. We already knew Neal wasn't the guy that made things happen but the guy who could fit right into a very good to elite players line.
Crosby arlready tells us why Kunitz is scoring, he is always facing the puck in a position to shoot. This is something Crosby has always done, and Kunitz use to not do but likely learned from so much time with da Sid.
meecrofilm wrote:Don't forget James Neal looked a lot better with Sutter last game against Boston. Jeffrey just isn't a Top-6 center.
Bylsma needs to put Sutter back with the 2nd line. Every line but the 1st isn't generating much (Victory notwithstanding).
Yeah, I've always like Jeffery he has stepped up in times of injury in the past. But he is somewhat of a tweener. While he does everything in the AHL (PK,PP and top lines) I just don't see him having the skills to be top 2, nor does he have the speed, grit to be bottom 2 on a team with Stanley Cup aspirations.
Gaucho wrote:Milbury just said Kunitz is in the prime of his career. Huh, I thought he was old and over the hill?
Milbury also said that the reason the Pens are dangerous is because all 4 lines can score... way to scout the team Milbury, perhaps this is why you were the worst GM of all time. You'd trade have traded Chara (or another top you defenseman) to us for Glass, in an effort to increase forward scoring.