netwolf wrote:. Look at Eric Tangradi. There is a part of the Penguin fan base that almost seems to be rooting for this guy to fail. Why? Because he may have been unfairly labeled as a surefire, top 6 forward when acquired? Or maybe in response to other parts of the fan base touting him because they want him to live up to that tag? I know he hasn't come close to establishing himself as an NHLer player of any kind. What his critics gloss over, forget, or just don't know is that he's only 23 years old and has only been in pro hockey for 3 years. Not every player takes the Crosby-Malkin-Staal fast track to the NHL. For most, it's a process. Just sit back and see what happens.
There are a lot of big boys on the blueline at this camp. Simon Despres, Brian Dumoulin, Olli Maatta, Reid McNeill, Harrison Ruopp, Clark Seymour and Andrej Sustr are all 6'2", 200 or bigger.
Rant ON, Brother! 23 years old and some say he is a never was. Agree with you 100%! Give him a chance...
Big Boys on the Blueline? Yes, PLEASE! Now to get them some experience and in the lineup soon.
Great job, Netwolf as always. Always love the reports.
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