Once the smokescreen of the adrenaline of playing for his home-town team wore off, Tambellini was exposed for the small-ish, AHL All-Star calibre player that he has shown himself to be since being drafted. I can't fault his effort or drive to be a part of the Canucks and I certainly think he would have been a better lineup option that Tanner Glass, but there really wasn't a spot for him in Vancouver.
I hope he lands on his feet over there and carves out a nice niche for himself. He seems like a dedicated player and a nice guy.
Tambellini had a great start to the season, but I think he hit a wall emotionally and physically at Christmas. After that point his shot even deterioriated to the point where it was Hansen-esque by the end of the season.
Good luck to Tambo, I hope he just dominates the Swiss league.
As an aside in re: to the Bulis piggyback, I have never been angrier at one player than I was at Bulis for that shift he took. I have never seen a player look so hell bent on taking a penalty then Bulis did on that shift.
He was interviewed on 1040 this morning. Said he just loves playing hockey and is really looking forward to playing regularly for Bob Hartley. He sounded very upbeat about that. He also said playing in the Stanley Cup finals were the highlight of his career so far.