Not every player has to have a two-way game. That's a mistake that this team is making. We already have enough forwards that are good in their own zone (grinders), what we need is a player that knows how to finish in the offensive zone.
Can we not just have a player that's a pure goal scorer and that's it? I mean Jensen has a defensive game, it just needs some work. Like most young players coming into the league. He can learn that as he goes though.
His offensive game already looks good enough to produce in the NHL. And with the lack of finish we have on the second line, we could use a player like him. I say give him some time in the AHL this season, and if he excels, bring him up before the playoffs and play him with Kesler and Booth (our two best defensive forwards).
Totally agree with this sentiment. Too many players these days get their offensive game completely neutered by coaches who force them to become 200 foot players. In fact, I believe that's exactly what happened to Alex Ovechkin, who just seems to be getting HIS game back now. Coaches and organizations as a whole are so enamored by the "complete player" that they forget the offensive dynamo is going to be more valuable to their club than the player who is responsible in his own zone but is producing half the goals.
If Jensen shows signs of being a legitimate sniper, LEAVE HIM BE!! The team has more than enough capable two way personnel. What they really need is a player, besides the Sedins, who can break a game open. Please, if Jensen is that player, let him be that player.