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Cole's Plus/Minus: Pens vs. Leafs - Armageddon at 2-1-0
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01-23-2013, 10:52 PM
Join Date: Jan 2004
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Three games into Tangradi's first real stint as a top-6 and you'd think we're 0-3 and he's potted 10 own-goals.
Give it a bit. He's not Eberle, and he's not going to score in bunches or thrill with highlight reel goals or assists.
I'm not saying he's been great by any stretch, but he hasn't been nearly as awful as people would love to believe.
The team needs a scapegoat. Martin is playing better... So blame the guy who hasn't solved the Pens ongoing winger problem after three games and barely played. Sounds reasonable. Gotta get rid of him and bring up all of those fwd prospects bursting through the pipe.
Hopefully he is put with Vitale soon and allowed to actually work his way through the lineup without the pressure of being the savior for a problem he didn't create.
I thought Despres looked sold tonight. He threw out a couple big hits and stripped Kessel on a 1-1 play. He was doing a much better job of angling his man to the boards and keeping himself between the man and the net. He was pulling up much better as well when his man hit the brakes, giving much less room than the last two games.
He had no big errors playing the puck and didnt try to overcompensate when Engo was struggling.
Really happy with his game tonight.
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