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12-09-2012, 01:30 PM
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No doubt the Philly series collapse is on team defense and Fleury, but I think an overlooked part of it was our lack of big bodied puck possession wingers in our lineup. It was quick strike offense against a **** Bryzgalov and for large stretches, **** Philly D. For our system to work in the postseason, we need to wear down the defense. Steve Sullivan and Pascal Dupuis as two of your top 6 wingers is not going to get that done.

Tangradi may not be a typical power forward. But he's a guy who can win board battles, hold onto the puck and buy some time for Sid/Geno to make plays. Once he gets comfortable in the NHL, the points will come. He has the hands in tight and playmaking ability to be a serviceable third wheel on a scoring line.

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