canaan wrote:meh. im one of the minority that isn't a huge kennedy fan. i dont dislike the kid, but its whatevs.
I'm in that minority with you.
I don't dislike Kennedy as a third or fourth liner, but, I think some have illusions that he might be more than that. A lot of people seem to think that because he is young he could develop a finishing touch, but, I think its rather unlikely given the fact that he's never really finished at any level -- never scoring more than 22 goals before. I also think he's somewhat weak in his own zone.
All that being said, I was VERY impressed with Kennedy at camp and in the preseason games. I think if he is looked at as a grinder who could potentially chip in 15 goals he won't disappoint and he could learn to fill that role very well if he makes some improvements in his defensive game.