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01-13-2013, 04:16 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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You need at least two years of regular NHL ice before you have an idea how a young player is going to turn out.
Tangradi has value as a bottom sixer with his skill and size, so if he flames out in the top six, switch him with TK or Cooke.
As I keep pointing out, King was well below avg in the A, had much less pedigree than Tangradi, yet was given a shot right out of the A to play on Richards line in LA. He literally did nothing to earn that spot except be a big body, which the Kings were looking for.
Once everyone was healthy he was put on the third line and I'm 100% sure the Kings don't win the cup without his timely goals.
Youth can't reward you if you don't give them the opportunity.
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