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[NSH/FLA] Panthers Acquire Mike Santorelli For A Conditional 5th Round Pick
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08-05-2010, 03:20 PM
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I know nothing about Santorelli--is he a likely NHL regular this upcoming season? Or is this mainly an AHL/depth signing?
This isn't an ahl depth signing- I think he will be given a shot with the big club and could stick. He has goal scoring ability and offensive flare but could never play responsible enough to make Trotz happy. I didn't like his game that much and thought there was some immaturity on his part along the way (contrast to, say, Spaling who seems more in the Preds mold) but there is some chance the Panthers get a light Rich Peverly-ish like result.
He also has some shootout ability that could help. I could see him making the transition but, again, glad he is moving elsewhere. Ok trade for both teams.
The Preds have a very, very identifiable style, mindset and makeup that comes from the Poile/Trotz model. Some players that can succeed elsewhere will not make it in Nashville.... Santo may be one of those guys.
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