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06-17-2011, 02:05 PM
Darth Vitale
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I didn't hear the interview either but would be very surprised if the staff is committed at this point to going 3C or not 3C. They're not going to make that decision before FA is past and before camp has even started. My guess is they'll try it both ways in camp and unless one way is clearly better than the others, they'll try it both ways throughout October. Your final decision will be made in November sometime probably.


Tangradi could greatly benefit from being a third wheel on a neal/malkin line. He can get his top six minutes but not be expected to score. Go to the net and blow people up. Malkin's the puck carrier and Neal is the shooter.
...assuming he has an outstanding (not just good) camp...I'd be OK trying that for 20 games and see where it leads, though more ideally, he could (for this year) replace TK on the third line and play with Cooke and Staal. If the hustle and endurance are there and he chips in some points / deflections on the #2 PP maybe, I'd be all for it.

Assuming no FA signed,

Kunitz - Sid - TK (smallish but don't see many better options)
Neal - Geno - Tangradi / Asham
Cooke - Staal - Asham / Tangradi
Rupp - Jeffrey - Adams

Something like this would also mean trading Letestu IMO.

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