Tambellini was the only one-shot scorer we ****ing had by the SCFs and he barely played.
This is another on my list of complaints with AV and why I was hoping he'd be replaced this off-season. I thought he displayed the skill to get time bouncing between the second or third line. I also thought he proved a spark when he was the line-up. He definitely isn't a long-term solution but I thought he was better than a lot of our top nine players at various points.
He hadn't scored in about half a season by that point had he? Can't really fault anyone but Tambellini for not playing.
More offense than Glass/Bolduc/Hodgson/One-Eye Manny might have possibly produced. The guy could skate and shoot and pick a corner, and that was the only way to beat Thomas aside from the gritty goals that our guys were too weak or injured to go in and get.
I like the signing.We really need more grit on the team and this guy has plenty plus he already knows our systems and seems to be a good teammate.That said,I'm hoping that our fourth line will be able to generate more offense next year and Volpatti winds up being a depth guy to bring in for tough games and in case of injury.