Bennett recalled again on 4/7
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03-03-2013, 08:25 AM
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I thoroughly disagree. Bennett has been a huge surprise this season. And I mean surprise in that he goes out there, makes safe & smart plays, doesn't look out of place and doesn't hurt us. I consistently see him covering up for defensemen when they jump in (and seams to be the the defensive conscience on his line when he's on the ice, and whichever linemates he is paired with). He's not an offensive black-hole like Glass or Kennedy, the way the latter has been playing this year.
If Beau can keep this up, I don't see any reason why getting sheltered minutes by playing on our 3rd line will be anything but great for his development. He's got excellent hockey sense and vision, and combined with his surprising reliability, I think he'll continue to gain more and more confidence. On top of that, he's a legitimate option on our 2nd PP unit for the left half-wall. Until such time as he plays his way out of the line-up (which hasn't happened and doesn't look like it's going to soon), he deserves to stay. And the very question of whether he should be sent back down shows that some are not giving him enough credit.
Unless we traded for 2 wingers, Beau stays. Kennedy and Glass are the weak links in our forward line-up right now.
absolutely. he should be getting regular third line shifts over TK. With how the lines are now, he should at the very least be getting regular shifts with TK and Jeffrey when they are out there. I just don't get that.
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