I just don't get what the Penguins are doing with Jeffrey. The excuse last year was that he was never healthy, which can be understood to some extent. However, when the injury bug hit the Pens last year and Jeffrey got a chance to play consistently he scored 4 goals in a 12 game stretch including a big goal against Philly. Before the injury in the 2010/11 season he put up 7 goals in 25 games as a rookie and was heralded as one of the pens best up and coming players. this is a player that scored this goal in overtime against boston, which was a pretty special play and very skilled goal http://video.bruins.nhl.com/videocenter ... 35&lang=en
this is a guy that minimally has shown he has potential to score goals and has skill. yet, for some reason its almost as if the pens are forcing tangradi into a top 6 role - when he has shown absolutely zero offensive skill at the nhl level. mind you tangradi had 1 goal in has last 17 games for wbs yet somehow he is going to come to the nhl and be an asset on the 2nd line. not to mention the numerous chances he's gotten in the past and failed miserably with.
yeah, i know jeffrey is more of a natural center but he does and has played wing. i'm just baffled at how this guy has been used last year and this year in camp thus far. he was playing on the fifth line early in this abbreviated camp, but today he was centering the fourth so perhaps he'll get a chance.