From what I heard last night we have nothing to worry about with BB. His hands and offensive instincts are already at the NHL level. I could see him along side Crosby as soon as next year
It's way too early to make those kind of projections, but if you are looking for things of concern, I would say ES production. He has 1 goal in 12 games and I believe that came on the PP. How many of the rest of his points came via PP? Let's wait another 25 games or so before penciling him into the Pens top line. That pass last night was nice, but I wasn't blown away by it.
I understand that bennett needs to learn to use his body againts men and thats what the AHL is specifically designed for. IMO bennett is not a player thats going to make the players around him better and playing with a bunch on grinders in the AHL isnt going to showcase his talents or abilitys. He will benefit greatly from having other skilled players around him with similar offensive abilities.