Get Pirri on the ice hogs and play him on the 3rd line against the oppositions best and make his only job keping those guys from scoring. If it goes well after 20 to 40 games bring him back.
He does look good (I stand corrected) in the offensive zone but he was ... pedestrian (being nice) in his own zone.
I'm fine with this. Kruger and Pirri seem to be in similar spots in terms of development, just with one needing more offense and the other better defense. I thought Kruger was one of the Hawks better players in the last pre-season game he played. I look forward to seeing how he does tonight.
Kruger was much better last night, than Pirri was in the first game. That may have been Kruger's best game, thus far, pre-season included. Good PKer, got an assist and could have had another one on a nice set-up to Hossa.