Tyler Kennedy Making a Case To Be the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Most Improved Player

March 6th, 2011 by Alison Myers Leave a reply »
After last season, and for some, even this season, many Penguins fans were ready to write off center Tyler Kennedy.

Kennedy had put up just 25 points in 2009-10, a 10-point drop off from his 35-point total in 2008-09. He had a plus-10 rating as opposed to his plus-15 rating from the Stanley Cup championship year.

He also missed significant time with injuries for the second straight year, playing in just 64 games after playing in 67 in 2008-09.

Some felt he should be traded, as he is a restricted free agent after this year. Furthermore, his $850,000 salary could have been affordable for many teams.

The trade deadline has passed, and Kennedy is still a Pittsburgh Penguin. I am very thankful for that.

In my mind, Kennedy has improved every aspect of his game from his 2009-10 campaign. If the Penguins gave out an award to the Most Improved Player, I think Kennedy should receive the award.

Here is why I think Tyler Kennedy is the most improved player on the Pittsburgh Penguins roster:


He Is Producing More

Kennedy is far from the superstar of the Penguins, but he is still pu ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.