Will Joe Vitale ever see PK time instead of Glass/Adams?

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Will Joe Vitale ever see PK time instead of Glass/Adams?

Postby Lesky on Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:56 am

So Joe was a key member of the WBS penalty killing.

Will he ever get a chance with the big team?

Vitale has scored some big goals, have excellent speed and his effort is superb.

Also he is great on face offs which are key on the PK.
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Is it really fair to scratch Vitale and let Glass play?

I have not seen anything from Glass that merits him playing while Vitale is scratched.

Vitales skating ability should make him a better choice for an aggressive PK unit than Glass/Adams?
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Re: Will Joe Vitale ever see PK time with the Penguins?

Postby RxBandit66 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:03 am

Defensive zone faceoffs are huge, and Vitale wins a ton of them. He has one of the best faceoff % in the entire NHL. That, in my opinion, would make him a factor on the PK. Glass and Adams are two anchors out there, and I don't mean that in a good way. Put TK on the 4th line with Vitale and scratch either Adams or glass. Actually if I were RS I'd trade Glass for a bag of pucks and get Hendricks. But there's a lovefest for Craig Adams, even as he gets older and slower. He was totally shot last season and they still brought him back again. Don't know why. His "veteran leadership" is not needed with Iggy and the 10 other team captains they have now.
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Re: Will Joe Vitale ever see PK time instead of Glass/Adams?

Postby Geezer on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:10 am

I'm hoping next year he gets a key PK role. Hell Bylsma has dressed Jeffries in Joe's place on the 4th line. Hard to figure
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Re: Will Joe Vitale ever see PK time instead of Glass/Adams?

Postby DesertPenguin on Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:18 am

The more I think about it, we should now be able to go without one of Adams or Glass and let Vitale play. We have gone into the playoffs before with 4 penalty killers (Staal, Cooke, Dupuis, Adams) and could do it again, substituting Sutter for Staal. Duper's minutes should decrease 5v5 and on the PP (did he even get any before?), so he can add minutes on the PK. Sid can also kill more for us.
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Re: Will Joe Vitale ever see PK time instead of Glass/Adams?

Postby Lesky on Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:52 am

The speed of the team worries me a bit with Eaton, Engelland, Morrow, Murray, Glass and Adams.
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Re: Will Joe Vitale ever see PK time instead of Glass/Adams?

Postby Stevens25 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:11 pm

Different spot, different city, but when I hear the word "team speed", this is all that I can think about

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... Fo_k#t=56s

Listen to the whole thing if you've never heard this before. Well worth it
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Re: Will Joe Vitale ever see PK time instead of Glass/Adams?

Postby guiner on Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:37 pm

Lesky wrote:The speed of the team worries me a bit with Eaton, Engelland, Morrow, Murray, Glass and Adams.


There isn't any team in the NHL composed entirely of grabovski's
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Re: Will Joe Vitale ever see PK time instead of Glass/Adams?

Postby meecrofilm on Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:38 pm

I really don't see Glass fitting in the lieup as is.
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