Kelly, on the other hand, did not do anything to help his cause.
I thought Kelly made a few good plays. He was in position to stop a goal that a Bruin player didn't get good wood on.
In all he's still an overpaid 4th liner, but I don't think it's fair to say Schubert was decent and Kelly wasn't.
I said "he played a good game as a 4th liner" and I stand behind that. That's in contrast to "he looked lost as a defenseman". For $833K he went out, played a bit over 10 minutes, collected one shot and 7 hits. Kelly played a couple more minutes (probably PK), collected that same one shot and had 1 hit. And got paid two and a half times as much. Yes, he brings a defensive element to his game that Schubert cannot match, but then he's getting paid more.
Schubert had a good game as a 4th liner. Kelly had a good game as a 4th liner that gets paid like 2nd liner.
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