Thread: Confirmed with Link: Jets Acquire Tangradi From Penguins
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Advance stats time? I think so

... too small of sample sizes but he did pretty decent last season against sheltered competition...

so I'll leave with this:

Hockey Prospectus: Top 10 Prospects: Pittsburgh Penguins
2012
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9. Eric Tangradi, Left Wing
2010-11 Ranking: 4th
Date of birth: 02/10/1989
Age: 23
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 232
Shoots: Left
Statistics: 37 GP, 15 G, 31 P (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL)
Acquired: Trade from Anaheim, second round, 42nd overall in 2007 by Anaheim

The Good: Tangradi is a plus physical forward who has filled out his frame, has good size, and has all the elements to play a top power game at the pro level. He's a handful to deal with when he turns his back to opponents and he's a good presence in front of the net. Tangradi has above-average hands, showing the ability to create offense, and is not simply a "banger". He could arguably be ready to push for a lower-tier full-time role as soon as next season.

The Bad: Once thought of as a potential NHL scorer, Tangradi hasn't shown the ability to consistently be an offensive force as he doesn't show that level of offensive instincts. His skating isn't all that great and it seems like he'll have to make a living in the NHL with below-average speed.

Projection: He could be a bottom-six winger.
2011
Quote:
4. Eric Tangradi, Left Wing
Date of birth: 02/10/1989
Age: 22
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 225
Shoots: Left
Statistics: 42 GP, 18 G, 33 P (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL)
Acquired: Trade from Anaheim; drafted second round, 42nd overall in 2007 by Anaheim

The Good: Tangradi is a plus physical player. He's a power forward with a big frame who wins a ton of puck battles, goes to the net regularly and can be a threat on the forecheck, with the ability to land bone-crunching hits. He's a pain to deal with in the cycle game due to his frame and the strength that he has on the puck. He's pretty coordinated for a big player and can be a fine player with the puck. Tangradi also shows the ability to see the ice at a notable level and he can be a good distributor. He shoots the puck at an above-average level and can score from beyond the blue paint.

The Bad: Tangradi's skating continues to hamper him and while he's brought his straight-line skating to below-average, his first few steps are fringe. His decision-making can be poor at times and he coughs the puck up at an alarming rate. His defensive value leaves a little to be desired as well.

Projection: A below-average second line forward with zone start protection upside, but he likely ends up as an average to below-average third line forward.
And an article by Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus made just for this trade:
http://www.puckprospectus.com/unfiltered/?p=335


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