Bylsma/coaching staff discussion thread II
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02-19-2013, 01:48 PM
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I'm not sure that's what the argument is. And if you don't like the Tyler Myers example, Ryan Whitney and Ryan Smyth are better ones I suppose. Pierre-Marc Bouchard comes to mind, as well.
You say if Kennedy continues to struggle, he'll get benched. That's the rub. I say no way. He's big dog meat all season long. Why would it be any different anytime soon. We have had two extra forwards all season, and yet Kennedy continues to play.
As for defined roles, would it destroy our PK if Adams sat on back-to-back nights? If Glass sat out a game here and there? Vitale and Jeffrey are more than capable of PKing, while Malkin is still underutilized in that area. Nothing wrong with Geno killing penalties.
PK specialists are so overrated on this board it's frightening.
Don't use Edmonton of all places as an example. If we had about 6 forwards who were picked in the top 5, there would be more than a couple of guys sitting, or not even on the team at all.
And it's not about "PK SPECIALISTS" it's about 4th liners who are better suited for that role than Jeffrey is. Don't 90% of the complaints stem from these guys not getting a fair chance on the top two lines, and now we want them playing on the 4th line?
Again, this is yet another reach where we're dying for our prospects to pan out even though there's nothing that tells you they'll be anything more than middling NHL players.
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