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Canucks Sign F Jeff Tambellini to a 1-Year Deal, $500,000 (Two-Way Deal)

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09-01-2010, 02:09 AM
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Good attitude. You get the sense that there's going to be a real battle in camp for those last few roster spots and no one is guaranteed anything.

Jannik Hansen, for example, better not think his shiny new one way contract guarantees him a roster spot.
Which is the best possible news for the team...having to earn it.

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I know this is putting the cart waaaay ahead of the horse, but I could see him sliding into Grabner's role on the 2nd line while Samuelson fills in for Burrows with the Sedin's.
Wouldn't be surprising.

At this point, you'd have to think he's a better option than Schroeder or Shirokov for that spot.

His shootout skills really give him an edge here - we've lost our two main shootout guys in Wellwood and Demitra (scored 6 of our 12 SO goals last year and 6 of 10 the year before) so there's a gaping void there, and Tambellini is the best guy in the organization now at that role by a country mile. We don't need to be pissing away points because we can't sneak away with shootout victories.

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Good point, MS. A team in the modern day NHL really does need a solid and dependable shootout specialist. Something Vancouver does not have without Tambellini on the team. A lot of points in any given season depend on it.

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Wouldn't be surprising.

At this point, you'd have to think he's a better option than Schroeder or Shirokov for that spot.

His shootout skills really give him an edge here - we've lost our two main shootout guys in Wellwood and Demitra (scored 6 of our 12 SO goals last year and 6 of 10 the year before) so there's a gaping void there, and Tambellini is the best guy in the organization now at that role by a country mile. We don't need to be pissing away points because we can't sneak away with shootout victories.
Tambi has like...one move in shootouts. Far from a shootout wizzard. Honestly, i'd expect Hodgson to be pretty much Wellwood's equal in shootouts. Since shootouts have become such an important part of the game, a lot of younger players...i'd expect Hodgson is included in this...have become more proficient in the shootout. and we have a few others who are still pretty solid in the shootout on the roster. There's always room for a secret ace on the slate, but we should be able to get by alright.

I'd be far more worried about the fact that both of our goaltenders are...not very stellar in shootouts.

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Tambi has like...one move in shootouts. Far from a shootout wizzard. Honestly, i'd expect Hodgson to be pretty much Wellwood's equal in shootouts. Since shootouts have become such an important part of the game, a lot of younger players...i'd expect Hodgson is included in this...have become more proficient in the shootout. and we have a few others who are still pretty solid in the shootout on the roster. There's always room for a secret ace on the slate, but we should be able to get by alright.

I'd be far more worried about the fact that both of our goaltenders are...not very stellar in shootouts.
You don't need moves in shootouts, you need to score. Tambellini is 6/9 in his NHL career, way better than anyone else we have.

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I would have much preferred Tim Kennedy to Jeff Tambellini for this Canuck/Moose type role. The sequence just didn't work out quite right. Still, I like this trend of tweener type signings my MG. Depth through the organization is always good.

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You know, I think LMG just has a thing for big strong tough men...

In any case, I hope we don't create a rift with Tambellini leading him to spy on us

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I can definitely see him earning a spot with the Burrows injury. Whether he will keep it beyond that....

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Province Article - Tambellini targeting spot on Canucks’ third line

Jim Jamieson writes that he is looking to make the third line:
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Tambellini says he’s focusing on a spot on the third line. On the surface at least, vets Raffi Torres and Manny Malhotra are expected to occupy two of those spots, so he’ll have lots of competition for a job that requires skill but also grit and a defensive conscience.

“When you look at teams that have won the last couple of years they all have that scoring element on that third line, somebody like Tyler Kennedy in Pittsburgh,” said the five-foot-11, 185-pound forward. “I know I need to bring some bite to that third-line spot, be able to do a lot of things, not just play with the puck, be good in your own zone, be able to kill a penalty and finish checks.”
http://www.theprovince.com/sports/ho...#ixzz0yIakUiln

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