Throughout the off-season, we here at Pens Universe are going to provide you with player profiles that will summarize our opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of each player as well as highlighting their performance this past season, and we'll also include an outlook for the 2010-2011.
Board play; physicality; cerebral player; penalty kill; perfect energy guy.
Size; offensive touch; stick handling.
Even though we didn’t see Craig’s name in the goal column this past season, he was definitely a factor on the ice. As we stated in the PensU Season Awards; “..the impact Craig Adams has on this team is louder than anyone can imagine. His heart is huge and he does all the intangible/dirty things on the ice.” Despite his lack of offensive ability, Craig is a very cerebral player and rarely finds himself out of position. Likewise Addsy always seemed to come through when the team needed a boast; be it a big hit along the boards or a much needed penalty kill.
2010-11 will be Craig’s last season under contract. I'm pretty sure we can expect to see the same ol' Craig Adams we’ve always seen out there: a hard working, gritty fourth liner. Hopefully with the little addition of an offensive touch. Someone tell him to stay a week with Sid, eh?
Worth his Salt?
Fourth line guy, forth line salary. Oh yeah.
With the Pens in 10-11?
Signed through next season. Fourth line guys are always at risk of losing their roster spots and being scratched. But Craig's has a lot to offer, especially when Sid's double shifting on his line.