Tyler Kennedy

With all the changes in Pittsburgh I've been somewhat surprised to hear so little talk of Kennedy. He'll be entering his third year in the NHL, and last season I thought he was becoming a quality player. He won't be a point a game guy or a big goal scorer, but I think he can at least fill Talbot's role on Malkin's line.

That's my Kennedy fandom set on low, I think the kid has top 6 forward written all over him. He's not a pure shooter or a power forward, but he can be a 20 goal scorer (he had 15 in 67 games last year) and he's got great drive and speed. I expect him to get plenty of opportunity this year, and I hope he can take advantage of it. He turns 23 in a week and I can see him being a great forward for this team for years. I especially think he has the tools to work well with Malkin and Fedetenko on the second line. I guess we'll see.

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