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05-04-2012, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
definitely but what will he cost? What do we see Jeffrey or Tangradi fitting in? With Bylsma I guess that really is the big question.
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Originally Posted by Hottubber View Post
Personally, Id like to see Tangradi pencilled in on the 3rd line taking Cookes spot. Cooke dealt in a trade.

As for Jeffery, its going to be tough for him. I think its 3rd line center or trade
What I would like to see is the following:

Kunitz--Crosby--Dupuis(unless we get someone better)
Tangradi--Malkin--Neal
Cooke--Staal--Kennedy
Jeffrey--Vitale--Asham/Adams/UFA

In that scenario, if Jeffrey outplays Tangradi, he can move up to line 2, and Tangradi to the 4th line. In either scenario, you could double-shift any one of the big 3 centres with Jeffrey or Tangradi or whomever, and at least have a 4th line with some skill that could create some offensive opportunities. That's part of the way to accomplishing the goal of giving Staal some increased offensive responsibility.

If we end up signing/trading for a guy with skill (i.e. Ray Whitney, Setoguchi, Stewart, etc), then there's a trickle down effect that bumps Asham/Adams out of the line-up and gives us a 4th line with even more skill potential.

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