Nordstom brings penalty killing. I didn't know much about Wagner, and virtually nothing about Nordstrom, but I knew that anybody Sweeney signed would have a penalty killing pedigree. Schaller and Nash20 ate up alot of penalty killing minutes, and if I know nothing else about Sweeney et al, I think that they place a HUGE emphasis on the PK. And sure enough when I looked it up: Nordstrom 2nd only to Jordan Staal in PK minutes as a forward on Carolina last year Wagner: Led the Ducks in PK minutes for forwards last year And while we are it, John Moore logged heavy PK minutes on D last year for the Devils. And Kuraly is one of the few rookies who Cassidy trusted on the PK up front. Like it or not (and I for one like it), the Bruins have a heavy emphasis on the PK, and it was a big part of their success last year. And when you are in a division with Tampa and Toronto and those lethal powerplays, it is not something trivial. You can completely disagree with this approach (and I know some downplay the importance of forwards with PK experience), but to me these kind of signings were entirely predictable.