Don't expect left wing Beau Bennett to remain in Wilkes-Barre. In fact, he will probably be back with the Penguins by Tuesday. The organization sent Bennett to the AHL on Monday, but it was a procedural move. Right wing Zach Boychuk was placed on waivers on the same day that center Evgeni Malkin was activated. Because Boychuk's status was unknown Monday afternoon, the team needed to clear a roster spot.
Not that we hadn't figured this out by game time last night but...
I gotta say, BB deserves to be in the top 6 and makes us a better hockey club with Cooke going back with Sutter. Our bottom six is a mess right now(except for Sutter).
BB should stay on Malkin or Sid's wing until we get a better option to put there, period.
I agree, and call me crazy, but while I would like to see a trade for a good winger to replace TK or bump Super-Dupers down, I do believe that TK will eventually turn things around. It's not like the effort hasn't been there, and his play & effort have actually picked up lately. As I said, he's not a naturally skilled enough player to miss half a year and still be good; but I do think that he will improve as the season goes on (if he's still on the team, of course).
[QUOTE=KIRK;61006669]I like Dangles being on a scoring line, but I still worry about that specific fit given how Neal plays and what that means in terms of what Malkin needs from his other winger.
I'll assume the best and hope this is the coaches wanting to give that trio an honest look to see how much of a priority, if any, the L2 LW situation will be as the deadline comes.[/QUOTE]
Pretty much. If Bennett flops there it doesn't really mean anything for him, and an at least decent showing takes off some pressure of finding someone for that spot. Might as well. I think they'll still need to get someone, but I think he'll at least NOT be a void on that line.