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Top six

Postby Steve Dave on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:07 am

I know it's been 2 games and 2 wins, but what do you think of switching Dupuis and Tangradi in the top six?
Kunitz Crosby Tangradi
Dupuis Malkin Neal
Tangradi looked good with Crosby and Kunitz a few seasons ago in the preseason.
Tangradi adds some size to Crosby's line and Dupuis gives Malkin's line a more defensive presence.
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Re: Top six

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:07 am

No.
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Re: Top six

Postby Steve Dave on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:08 am

MRandall25 wrote:No.

Why not?
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Re: Top six

Postby Bioshock on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:09 am

Nope
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Re: Top six

Postby thepittman on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:09 am

I fail to see any reason this should be considered
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Re: Top six

Postby Steve Dave on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:11 am

thepittman wrote:I fail to see any reason this should be considered

I gave two reasons.
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Re: Top six

Postby thepittman on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:15 am

Steve Dave wrote:
thepittman wrote:I fail to see any reason this should be considered

I gave two reasons.

and they aren't very good
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Re: Top six

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:17 am

Kunitz is the size on Crosby's line. You don't need more.

Plus, you break up the chemistry Dupuis and Crosby have.

Though, I really shouldn't have to give reasons why this is just :face: bad.
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Re: Top six

Postby KBone on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:23 am

No.

Crosby's line will begin to click.
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Re: Top six

Postby Steve Dave on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:25 am

MRandall25 wrote:Kunitz is the size on Crosby's line. You don't need more.

Plus, you break up the chemistry Dupuis and Crosby have.

Though, I really shouldn't have to give reasons why this is just :face: bad.


Kunitz does create space but he is on the small side. I just don't think Tangradi's playmaking ability meshes with Malkin/Neal. They need more of a north/south forward like Kunitz/Dupuis. Dupuis is a better defensive forward than Tangradi so Malkin/Neal won't have to cover up as much as they do for Tangradi. Dupuis had a career year last season despite barely playing with Crosby. Malkin seemed to have chemistry with Dupuis on the powerplay goal.
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Re: Top six

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:39 am

The problem is, Tangradi doesn't create space. You're simply sending the problem to someone else.

And that Dupuis goal wasn't chemistry. Chemistry is not "I passed to you and you scored".
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Re: Top six

Postby Steve Dave on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:59 am

MRandall25 wrote:The problem is, Tangradi doesn't create space. You're simply sending the problem to someone else.

And that Dupuis goal wasn't chemistry. Chemistry is not "I passed to you and you scored".


Chemistry can be created. Has there been a drop off from Staal to Sutter on the third line? Kunitz can create space but Tangradi has always been more of a playmaker. I think he and Crosby could work well together. I think Pens management is trying to force Tangradi into a Malone type role and I don't think that is his game.
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Re: Top six

Postby farnham16 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:27 am

Too many people think that because Tangradi hasn't scored or created a ton of chances that he's been bad. In reality he isn't screwing things up and he isn't making a lot happen. He deserves to have a 10 to 15 game tryout with Malkin and Neal, and if he doesn't make strides and make a contribution on the line consistently, then you move on and try someone else. We'll be able to have a much better idea on him in a couple weeks.
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Re: Top six

Postby MelicharSux on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:27 am

Iginla. Wat?
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Re: Top six

Postby JoseCuervo on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:29 am

Tangradi is too slow to contribute to crosby's line
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Re: Top six

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:32 am

JoseCuervo wrote:Tangradi is too slow to contribute to crosby's line
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Re: Top six

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:45 am

Messing with the lines? Already. No. You don't mess with success.

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Re: Top six

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:47 am

Big Easy Pens Fan wrote:Messing with the lines? Already. No. You don't mess with success.

BEPF


To be fair, thats probably what they were saying during the winning streak last season. It was obviously flawed.
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Re: Top six

Postby darkstar57 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:58 am

2 games in and i think geno and neal are doing fine with tangradi on the wing.

I thought tangradi looked better yesterday on that line then the flyers games. he had less then two weeks to learn how geno and neal like to play and what he needs to do on that line. I saw geno and neal talking to him on the bench and pointing out where he needs to go.

Those two just know where to go, it will take tangradi time to develop that,
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Re: Top six

Postby RisslingsMissingTeeth on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:04 am

Tangradi only had a little over 9 minutes yesterday. I think the experiment is already starting to come to a close and not a minute too soon. He is invisible out there, contributing nothing and doing nothing. Sooooo slooooowwww. I think they need to try Kennedy on that line or even Cooke. I would still like to see Bennett given a shot for a couple of games just to see.
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Re: Top six

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:13 am

Yeah I think on Saturday he was off that line for the most part after the shuffle following the first pp.
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Re: Top six

Postby booboo on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:34 am

darkstar57 wrote:2 games in and i think geno and neal are doing fine with tangradi on the wing.


Geno and Neal would do fine with a folding chair or Dan Potash on their wing.

They might do fantastic with someone competent.
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Re: Top six

Postby Three Stars on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:39 am

It's the lack of speed that's going to eventually end the experiment. Tangradi will probably be traded to a team that doesn't rely as much on speed for a veteran pickup later this year.
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Re: Top six

Postby Azkar on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:43 am

Three Stars wrote:It's the lack of speed that's going to eventually end the experiment. Tangradi will probably be traded to a team that doesn't rely as much on speed for a veteran pickup later this year.


Mark it down. *** has spoken.
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Re: Top six

Postby no name on Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:58 am

Well malkin and Neal havn't seemed to slow down, but you do need a puck mover and a guy with hockey sence to play on that line. Dupuis would fit fine there. But You can't leave Sid with Tangradi.

Honestly i really think you need to get Sid a winger, someone who can open space on the ice for him. Kunitz is a nice fit, but he needs someone more than Duper or Tangradi on his other side.
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