Thread: Alex Tanguay
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01-12-2007, 12:57 AM
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Tanguay may be the best 5 million dollars Sutter ever spent. He elevates the game of players around him, all the time. It is no coincidence that he moves to a line, and people start producing like they never have before.

What is Langkow's trade value now that he has his confidence? I know Tanguay didn't directly play a part on all of his goals, but he has been instrumental in raising his confidence.

Iginla's confidence has soared too, and I know that has resulted in him being one of the top two or three forwards in the league. It is worth it just to have the whiners who like to complain about Iggy making 7 mill, shut up.

Ritchie has benefitted from being on a line with him. Turning him back into a scorer is huge. It raises his value to the team immensely. A guy that can score 20 goals and makes much less than a mill is pretty good value for any team.

And Moss has had his numbers added to by Tanguay. Moss started off hot, then started to cool as might be expected. Tanguay feeding him the puck tonight with that pretty pass, may be just what the doctor ordered. Another newby making a lot less than a million who looks capable of scoring 20.

This is exactly the kind of thing that used to happen to Colorado. They kept on bringing in these young players who never lost their confidence. That is the kind of value Tanguay adds and it is something that money just can't buy.

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