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11-10-2011, 10:24 AM
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12 points in 12 games, 7 goals. Pretty good stats but I haven't seen him play this year and we all know stats are just a small part of the picture.

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11-10-2011, 10:33 AM
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Take him out back and shoot him.
LOL perfect way to put it.

If you think about it logically, to be an effective power forward you need to be able to out muscle NHL D men. Part of it is raw size and power (which very few 18-22 year olds have), and the other piece which often gets forgotten is "tricks of the trade" so to speak.

So many good PWR guys seem to have a player who showed them the ropes. Malone and John Le' comes to mind.

I don't worry about ET because his numbers and attitude suggest a maturing happening in his game. If he can play 3rd line with Staal next year that would be alot of size and power to contain.

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11-10-2011, 11:02 AM
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This post is more for the OP, because this is at least the 50th time I've said this (it feels like) - Tangradi played a high skilled game with the Bulls. They had an Olympic sized rink and he wasn't asked to play a PF type role.

He came to the Pens org. and was asked to change his game around, almost completely. It takes a lot of time for someone to develop into that role, simply because it isn't an easy thing to do.

From everything I have heard and read he is turning into a leader in the A like he was on the Bulls. He has worked hard and and trained his ass off to be an NHL player over the last couple of Summers.

He was basically sent down because the Pens had so much depth and Tangradi being waiver exempt played a big part in his demotion.

He could easily be playing third line minutes for this team and I have zero doubts he could hold his own in the NHL right now.

He is doing everything that is being asked of him, and he isn't moping around when he gets demoted. He is playing hard and doing what he needs to do, to get his next shot.

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11-10-2011, 11:54 AM
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Guys...he's already 22. It's time to move on.
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11-10-2011, 11:56 AM
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This post is more for the OP, because this is at least the 50th time I've said this (it feels like) - Tangradi played a high skilled game with the Bulls. They had an Olympic sized rink and he wasn't asked to play a PF type role.

He came to the Pens org. and was asked to change his game around, almost completely. It takes a lot of time for someone to develop into that role, simply because it isn't an easy thing to do.

From everything I have heard and read he is turning into a leader in the A like he was on the Bulls. He has worked hard and and trained his ass off to be an NHL player over the last couple of Summers.

He was basically sent down because the Pens had so much depth and Tangradi being waiver exempt played a big part in his demotion.

He could easily be playing third line minutes for this team and I have zero doubts he could hold his own in the NHL right now.

He is doing everything that is being asked of him, and he isn't moping around when he gets demoted. He is playing hard and doing what he needs to do, to get his next shot.
Anyone that's playing their third year in the AHL is looked upon as a leader to the younger players just turning pro.

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11-10-2011, 11:59 AM
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Anyone that's playing their third year in the AHL is looked upon as a leader to the younger players just turning pro.
Just because people look to you as a leader, doesn't make you a leader.

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11-10-2011, 12:05 PM
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Anyone that's playing their third year in the AHL is looked upon as a leader to the younger players just turning pro.
There is a big difference between helping the younger players (like I've heard about with Tangradi) and younger guys just looking up to him.

Many of the young guys are competing for the same spot as him, so he is by no means bound to help them out. Not every player in his position goes out of his way to help younger players (you are aware of that, right?)

He was a big time leader with the Bulls (which his coaches raved about) and is doing it now in the A.

This is a guy who has constantly been praised for his work ethic and leadership qualities.

I can't say I agree with anyone who tries to discount those attributes.

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11-10-2011, 12:06 PM
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Just because people look to you as a leader, doesn't make you a leader.
I agee! Just as putting up points doesn't make you a leader.

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11-10-2011, 12:44 PM
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VIDEO of last night's 2 goal performance

http://thepensblog.com/wbs/nov2011/v...norfolk-2.html

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11-10-2011, 01:01 PM
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Ok...

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VIDEO of last night's 2 goal performance

http://thepensblog.com/wbs/nov2011/v...norfolk-2.html
That announcer just might be more awful than Steigy... man what is it with this organization?

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11-10-2011, 06:51 PM
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That announcer just might be more awful than Steigy... man what is it with this organization?
I followed the baby pens alot when Fleury, Orpik, Armstrong, Whitney, others were down there. I could never listen to that guy.

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11-10-2011, 07:11 PM
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Mike Knuble. Todd Bertuzzi. Ryane Clowe. Brooks Laich. Troy Brouwer. Ryan Kesler. David Backes. Shane Doan. Dustin Penner. Johan Franzen. RJ Umberger. Rene Bourque.

So yeah. Lots.
Ryan Malone, Jeff Carter was 24 or 25 I believe when he started putting it together

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11-10-2011, 07:21 PM
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I'd say Malone and Clowe are great examples. Very important to their respective teams and skillsets that are very difficult to find in the league.

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11-10-2011, 08:25 PM
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Tangradi is gonna be a good player.

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11-10-2011, 09:50 PM
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Malkin and Crosby killed any sort of patience for some people in terms of prospects and their development

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11-11-2011, 12:26 AM
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VIDEO of last night's 2 goal performance

http://thepensblog.com/wbs/nov2011/v...norfolk-2.html
Guys picking fights with MacIntyre down there? Smart.


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11-11-2011, 12:54 AM
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He destroyed Jackson. Do you need to wear a visor in AHL? I assume so since Mac was wearing one

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11-11-2011, 01:17 AM
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He destroyed Jackson. Do you need to wear a visor in AHL? I assume so since Mac was wearing one
Yep, AHL and ECHL

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Malkin and Crosby killed any sort of patience for some people in terms of prospects and their development
Agreed. But, I think it's always sort of been that way, just as you have people whose only knowledge of the PP is to scream "SHOOT THE PUCK". It's related to the "Crosby needs to come back today" sentiment, I think. People just seem to forget that sometimes injuries take players out for a long time. Maybe it's just that the fanbase is getting younger and younger and I'm now an old, bitter fogey who hates anyone under the age of 25.

Also, Jesus, did Mac tune that guy up. Thank heavens for that linesman.

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11-11-2011, 02:46 PM
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Agreed. But, I think it's always sort of been that way, just as you have people whose only knowledge of the PP is to scream "SHOOT THE PUCK". It's related to the "Crosby needs to come back today" sentiment, I think. People just seem to forget that sometimes injuries take players out for a long time. Maybe it's just that the fanbase is getting younger and younger and I'm now an old, bitter fogey who hates anyone under the age of 25.

Also, Jesus, did Mac tune that guy up. Thank heavens for that linesman.
I'm glad I'm 26 then

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Agreed. But, I think it's always sort of been that way, just as you have people whose only knowledge of the PP is to scream "SHOOT THE PUCK". It's related to the "Crosby needs to come back today" sentiment, I think. People just seem to forget that sometimes injuries take players out for a long time. Maybe it's just that the fanbase is getting younger and younger and I'm now an old, bitter fogey who hates anyone under the age of 25.

Also, Jesus, did Mac tune that guy up. Thank heavens for that linesman.
I hate you too

So there!

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Agreed. But, I think it's always sort of been that way, just as you have people whose only knowledge of the PP is to scream "SHOOT THE PUCK". It's related to the "Crosby needs to come back today" sentiment, I think. People just seem to forget that sometimes injuries take players out for a long time. Maybe it's just that the fanbase is getting younger and younger and I'm now an old, bitter fogey who hates anyone under the age of 25.

Also, Jesus, did Mac tune that guy up. Thank heavens for that linesman.
Who doesn't hate anyone under the age of 25? If i was still that young, i'd hate myself.

Punks.

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Who doesn't hate anyone under the age of 25? If i was still that young, i'd hate myself.

Punks.
I'm gonna turn my rap music up so loud just to disturb you buncha grandpas. Go drink your prune juice.

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