Great stuff from the Penguins.com training camp blog yesterday.[Pens.com]
The most interesting note was who is getting the first crack at the open spot on the second line with Malkin and Tenk.
"I think tenacity is the first thing," head coach Dan Bylsma said of Talbot and Kennedy's similarities. "Tyler Kennedy probably skates a little bit better. I'd say he has a little more finish. From the onset, if you can add some tenaciousness, add some grit on the puck, a forechecking and puck-pursuit presence to that line. That's what Max was doing for Fedotenko and Geno on that line. Kennedy is getting older, has more experience and should feel more comfortable playing with those guys. He's going to have some time in training camp, practices and exhibition games to see if that can blend into something that will work on the ice."
Hard to argue with Disco's explaination. Really looking forward to seeing some game action. Memory tells us that Kennedy really has never played on the top two lines. But we're the same people that swore that former Maple Leaf coach Pat Quinn lived in our neighborhood.
A good vid of camp battling after the jump:
Big thanks to Jovi in the comments for this:
This is why Crosby is a big deal.
He isn't being a dick. He is pushing Go-Go. Bing knows Go-Go is going to play a huge part in the Pens D plans this season.
As Pierre would say. Thats what you call leadership.
P.s. We love to here about your thought on training camp if you go to watch. Send pics too.
P.s.s. This is why MAF is better than you:
[thanks to Chris P] for the pic