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10-31-2012, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Stecz View Post
If you look at TK during the injury crisis a couple of seasons ago, he proved that he has more hockey IQ and playmaking ability than he regularly shows in his normal role. I don't think it's beyond the realms of possibility that his patented chest snipe is related to Bylsma's desire to get as many shots on net as possible. The few times he's been given a shot at a top 6 spot, he's been pretty decent, I think, but hasn't stuck for whatever reason, be that injury or someone else returning from injury.
If our second line center was Jordan Staal, I might agree. But, he hasn't shown any chemistry or ability to read plays on the level it takes to play with Sid and Geno. Even Staal last season began growing out of his role with TK IMO. I might be wrong, I just don't see much more there. That said, I'm fine giving him the opportunity. We all know Tangradi likely won't be in the top 6 and the other option is Jeffrey, so TK may get his opportunity.

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