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01-17-2013, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by deakka View Post
What the hell does "earn" mean anyway? You play the best player, not the one that has "earned" it from being in the AHL a couple of years
What are you talking about? Earn means you are the best player for that position. Bennett may have more pure skill and can deke in a scrimmage game, but he doesn't have enough pro experience yet. They are trying to develop him to be a fixture in the top 6 for years to come. None of us expected him to be a Penguin this season. He has produced well in the AHL, but there is plenty to learn down there. He is still learning the Pen's system, what it means to be a pro, etc.

Tangradi has been in the Pen's system and has done everything he can at the AHL level. It's time to really see what he can do in the NHL. They were also looking for a specific role on that line with Geno and Neal. Tangradi's skillset fits that role. Let's see how it plays out. Bennett will get his chances soon enough.

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