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Jets Acquire Tangradi From Penguins
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02-13-2013, 05:41 PM
Join Date: Aug 2003
Tangradi needed a change. He's got the upside of a decent 3rd line guy IMO, but 3rd line was never an option for him in Pittsburgh. He was either going to stick on the top 2 lines, or leave. His style of play doesn't fit our bottom 6. He doesn't throw his weight around enough for that / isn't fast enough on the fore-check.
Keep your expectations muted and if he surprises, you guys will have gotten a decent player for nothing basically. If he doesn't then people will be fine with it and you still didn't give up much. The problem with our fan base is we were so hard up for "the next power winger" that many assumed it was going to be him, even though there was no logical reason to assume that. He had some big numbers in Junior hockey and some nice streaks in teh AHL but he's never put it together at the NHL level (in the role we attempted for him, which was to basically be another Chris Kunitz).
Best of luck to him and your team... except this Friday.
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