Thread: Speculation: Tangradi's next contract
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05-15-2012, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Ogrezilla View Post
that's because playing 5 d the majority of the game is much harder than playing with 11 forwards. you really can't keep the D on the bench. and then they looked good so they got minutes. the forwards get less time to show if they are good or not.
As a defenseman most of my ice hockey playing life, trust me...I get that. But he seems to be willing to give young defensemen more important minutes than he would a forward that has put together a few solid shifts.

It takes Craig Adams 1 mediocre shift to be in the top 6 for a couple of shifts, Tangradi can have 5 good shifts in a row and he's stuck trying to make magic happen with Vitale and Asham/Adams.

It takes more than a few shifts in a game to build chemistry, we all know this, coaches definitely know this...if Dan ever tried to play him with someone like Staal who I think would suit his style better, in practices and in games, I think we'd see the guy actually blossom into something valuable to the team.

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