I saw that Palmieri was on the 4th line. Any reason for that?
I'd like to know more about him. My understanding is that Palmeiri came from New Jersey as a borderline NHL capable player. His stats this year aren't great, but not bad either. I would think he'd be a second line guy. Or is he a bust?
Other than the first 5-6 games, I have really been impressed with Palmieri's play. He has mostly played on a line that could be considered 2a with McIntyre and Fontaine. His N/S skating has been good and he has been great at forcing turnovers. He is strong in the cycle, goes to the net, and has shown decent hands/shot. I do not see him becoming a top 6 winger (he'd have to put up more points) but if he can do in the NHL what he has done this year, he will be a reliable bottom-6 guy who can wear down opposing defensemen.