Thread: Confirmed with Link: Jets Acquire Tangradi From Penguins
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02-15-2013, 12:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Grind View Post
only problem there is one of wheelers biggest asssets is his speed. By all accounts that is one tangradi's biggest issues.
Yeah, he'd never be as fast as Wheeler. In fact some players have stated Blake is the fastest player on the team. It's why I think him shedding a few pounds down to around 200lbs (where Wheeler is at) would be more beneficial to him. Wheeler however is a first line player and I see Tangradi as being a 3rd liner, with still some possible 2nd line upside. I don't think the lack of speed will be all that detrimental to him in that role.

It really seems like the Penguins were trying to force a square piece into a round hole. Trying to get Tangradi to put on weight and play a powerforward game, when that's not really the game Tangradi's brain is built for.

I hope we don't make the same mistake and instead allow Tangradi to play his own game and play to the best of his abilities.

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