Thread: Confirmed with Link: Jets Acquire Tangradi From Penguins
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02-15-2013, 12:07 PM
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I still really like this trade. Very low-risk on our part.

A guy Tangradi should be able to mold his game after is our own Blake Wheeler. They both play very similar games. I'd say that they're both primarily playmakers, but both have been typecasted as powerforwards simply because of their size. Yet I'd say both play a "small mans game" which has caused their respective fanbases (Wheeler with Boston and Tangradi with Pittsburgh) to dislike them. Wheeler has since added a bit of hitting and grit into his game, but that's not really what I expect from him anymore. I think we should gear our expectations for Tangradi to become a sort of Wheeler-lite for us. In fact I'd even recommend Tangradi shed a few pounds to get a little more speed back into his game.

I think if Tangradi looks at the success Wheeler has had with us and possibly mimic that type of play he can find success of his own for us.

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