Jun 19, 2017
Nov 6, 2000
Posts per Day
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>kafle22</b></div><div>no he wouldn't really. Penguins weren't expecting him to play this good. Many mock rosters prior to the start of the season at best had him playing third pairing. he shined in training camp which he would have done here too</div></div>
So if that’s the case Kemp is the perfect replacement as he had the exact same stats in the same NCAA division and league, why even need Marino? They’re nearly identical players from all parts of the spectrum. Besides that, Pittsburgh’s RD wasn’t strong (Schultz, Letang, Gudbranson, and Ruhwedel), which is why Marino was talked about in preseason. Even with that it still took Schultz to get injured for Marino to get his big break. Edmonton’s RD depth was pretty strong with Larsson, Benning, Bear, Persson, Bouchard, and Day (at the time). As much as I wished the Oilers signed in hindsight, the outcome would likely be much different and the same will likely be said for Kemp.