Come on, folks. This is one regular season meaningless game. Don't get caught up in drama. Don't let 1 or 2 trolls get ya.
It's good to need to work on something. We are still 2-1 and got Winnipeg and Ottawa coming up.
It's not just one game. The stuff they did tonight was the same exact stuff they did to get knocked out against the Flyers. It's the same team.
How many times did Sid & Geno going East to West end up with the play going the other way? Hopefully this is a wake up call for them. All the talent in the world won't make up for playing the game wrong.
This x10. Tangradi wasn't playing great at all. It was a bad night for him. It's probably the worst I've ever seen him play. Changing line mates several times isn't going to help the situation.
When he put his head down and skated outside with what was becoming a developing 2 on 1, I was absolutely steamed. Not because I wanted the kid to fail. No. Because I said to myself 'here you go, Geno's busting up ice, Tangradi will see him and make a sweet pass, and he'll just take off with Geno and Neal from there'. It didn't happen. IMO, that put him on thin ice. When he failed to dump on what became a goal against, it took him off it.
To Jiggy, mpp9, me, and all of the other people here who insist that Nikolai Kulemin would be well worth the overpayment it would take to get him.
I couldn't give a **** if that kid scores 7 goals or 30 goals. He's big. He wins battles for the puck. He's fast for his size. His positioning is awesome. And anyone who thinks that isn't the kid to complete the Geno and Neal line is nuts.
when that overpayment comes in the form of making another hole on this team, though, i turn that trade down 10 times out of 10. (not that a lot of the offers have gone that way, but still)
Tangradi is just never going to be anything other than an average 5 on 5 player. If he's going to put up any kind of production at this level it's going to be on the PP & that doesn't seem like something Bylsma is willing to do. He would rather put Dupuis out there, who for all his many great attributes, is not a PP player.
4 minutes of playing time for Tangradi. I think he's done. Bylsma doesn't have a vision for what kind of player he is & in this league if you don't kill penalties or play on a PP unit you are the odd man out.
We miss Staals offense. Sutter just doesn't have that aspect to his game.
There's really no reason the Pens shouldn't just try Bennett or Jeffrey there. Bennett looked better in camp than Tangradi but got screwed because he doesn't have to go through waivers.