REEEAAAALLY excited about Tambellini
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03-09-2006, 11:34 AM
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I don't expect O'Marra to ever be a traditional first liner in the top offensive forward mold. What I'm hoping is that he can be a first liner by providing offensive support to the real offensive talents, while holding down the fort defensively (allows the offensive guys to take more risks and helps the line avoid becoming a liability) and using his size and strength to open up space for the littler guys to operate. Think Arnott for the Devils, Peca for the Sabres, Conroy for the Flames, Rucchin for the Ducks, etc.
Fair enough. I'm still inclined though to think he will be a third line center as oppossed to a 'pseudo #1' center like the aforementioned.
I've watched a lot of Erie games this season and I have been rather dissapointed with his play. He should be doing a much better job of carrying the Otters on his shoulders and he has been a key reason as to why Erie wont be in the playoffs. (and they certainly are talented enough to be there) He just doesn't possess a lot of skill and can't create offense on his own with any consistency. (and the NHL level is a whole another planet)
I still think he is a terrific all around player but I think he'll be more suited as a quality third line center, alternate captain type of player. But I'll be happy to be proven wrong as I do like him as a player.
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