I see the pattern, but I'm not sure what the end game is here. Does someone see diamonds in the rough or something?
Sometimes I do this in my Yahoo Fantasy league, I pick up kinda good guys that aren't on any teams but will be picked up for injuries and key games, fillers. An then drop them instantly just so they're in a 2 day limbo so they can't be grabbed. Ahhhh Chevy, you're a sly one.
We lack scoring wingers, we've been drowning in third liners for the past 6-7 years, though. Tangradi's only entrance point to the roster was the 2nd line wing job, which he wasn't good enough to handle at this stage of his career, because the 3rd and 4th lines were booked solid.
“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. If we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenges of life within the boundaries of death, our existence as a species can have genuine meaning and fulfillment. However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light.” - Stanley Kubrick
Don't look for him to make much of impact 5 on 5. He is good down low but doesn't really have the shot to score goals from any where than close to the net.
He made a living in the AHL on the PP in front of the net. Bylsma has trouble giving young players any kind of chance, see Strait, so he wasn't given a shot. Mattering how he's used he could be a real good pick up for nothing.
... too small of sample sizes but he did pretty decent last season against sheltered competition...
so I'll leave with this:
Hockey Prospectus: Top 10 Prospects: Pittsburgh Penguins
9. Eric Tangradi, Left Wing
2010-11 Ranking: 4th
Date of birth: 02/10/1989
Statistics: 37 GP, 15 G, 31 P (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL)
Acquired: Trade from Anaheim, second round, 42nd overall in 2007 by Anaheim
The Good: Tangradi is a plus physical forward who has filled out his frame, has good size, and has all the elements to play a top power game at the pro level. He's a handful to deal with when he turns his back to opponents and he's a good presence in front of the net. Tangradi has above-average hands, showing the ability to create offense, and is not simply a "banger". He could arguably be ready to push for a lower-tier full-time role as soon as next season.
The Bad: Once thought of as a potential NHL scorer, Tangradi hasn't shown the ability to consistently be an offensive force as he doesn't show that level of offensive instincts. His skating isn't all that great and it seems like he'll have to make a living in the NHL with below-average speed.
Projection: He could be a bottom-six winger.
4. Eric Tangradi, Left Wing
Date of birth: 02/10/1989
Statistics: 42 GP, 18 G, 33 P (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-AHL)
Acquired: Trade from Anaheim; drafted second round, 42nd overall in 2007 by Anaheim
The Good: Tangradi is a plus physical player. He's a power forward with a big frame who wins a ton of puck battles, goes to the net regularly and can be a threat on the forecheck, with the ability to land bone-crunching hits. He's a pain to deal with in the cycle game due to his frame and the strength that he has on the puck. He's pretty coordinated for a big player and can be a fine player with the puck. Tangradi also shows the ability to see the ice at a notable level and he can be a good distributor. He shoots the puck at an above-average level and can score from beyond the blue paint.
The Bad: Tangradi's skating continues to hamper him and while he's brought his straight-line skating to below-average, his first few steps are fringe. His decision-making can be poor at times and he coughs the puck up at an alarming rate. His defensive value leaves a little to be desired as well.
Projection: A below-average second line forward with zone start protection upside, but he likely ends up as an average to below-average third line forward.
I like Eric Tangradi for the Winnipeg Jets. Why? All it cost us was a 7th round pick. While he didn't exactly have chemistry playing with either of Sid the Kid or Geno, he could be used on a kid line with Alex Burmistrov and Evander Kane. Their speed could use to free up space for him, while his big body could be parked in front of the net, getting their garbage.
Well I guess it's a low risk move that could work out and a 7th rounder is kinda like nothing... let's see what happens. I think Peluso will put on waivers after his 30 (?) days has passed. Wright did fine and Tangradi will probably be ahead of Peluso and we still have Miettinen coming back.
there is another trade up (which I don't believe).
LOL What Stad said and I'll add to his reply... Kunitz garbage? The guy has 15 points. That's two more points than any player on our team at this point. Dupuis garbage? He had the longest scoring streak since 1996 and that was as recent as last Spring. Hes' been doing fairly well this year. Sutter has been great on the Pens third line putting up a point every second game, strong on face offs and defensively. He's arguably one of the NHL's best two-way forwards. Cooke, garbage? Sure he maybe a dink and play the kind of game people hate, but if you had him on your team you would be grateful. Gotta love guys who are effective at getting under the opposition's skin and drawing penalties, yet still putting upwards to 15 goals and 30 points on the third line, year-in and year-out. Educate yourself before making comments Gm0ney.
If the Pens thought enough about Tangradi to try him on the second line with Malkin, the kid can't be totally void of skill. I read that he was also out for a couple of months with a concussion after an elbow to the head. Maybe recovery took some time. Videos seem to indicate that he is prepared to get physical. I LIKE this pick up.