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02-16-2013, 06:17 PM
Sidney the Kidney
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In the games I saw of him, he actually showed a good amount of skill, but was just trying too many fancy stuff that don't work at the NHL level. Wilson would bench him immediately as soon as he did something stupid, but IMO he showed a LOT more than Tangradi ever did.

With Kadri, it always seemed like he just needed fine tuning. Stop being so fancy, stop trying those moves that work on junior defensemen, etc. But if he could iron out that stuff, as well as add some strength, he'd be a solid producer.

With Tangradi, I never got the impression from anything he did that he'd be more than perhaps a 4th line banger. I didn't see any actual puck skills (in the times he was in the NHL -- I don't watch AHL hockey to comment on his play with the puck down there). So it wasn't the case of just ironing out the kinks for him.

My 2 cents worth on the Kadri debate.

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