Monday, October 25, 2010

Positive Development: Tangradi Demoted

By Artistry

Eric Tangradi did a lot of good things during his first significant stretch with the Penguins.  He set some good screens.  He drove to the net.  He showed some presence on the forecheck.  But he also showed that he's not yet worthy of a spot as a top 6 forward on a contending team.  And the Penguins don't have room for him on the third or fourth line.  So Tangradi and defenseman Andrew Hutchinson are heading to Wilkes Barre to make room for Aaron Asham, Brooks Orpik, and/or Jordan Staal.  Tangradi has nothing to be ashamed of, but I hope we don't see him for another year.

New Winger for Dustin Jeffrey
Time to find out what this team can do with the regulars in the lineup.  Without them?  We're still in first place.  LGP.

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