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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby The Snapshot on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:17 pm

I think the Pens just tired of Whitney's profile as a guy who would not take the body. Someone like Letang, who will do everything Whitney can with the puck (eventually) but will also knock your knickers off, is the right profile. Whitney was a little too soft, and yes, he is drastically overpaid right now. If he ever even gets back to being as good as he was two seasons ago, the Ducks will have a nice one.

The Ducks, as someone else pointed out, must be looking at moving Pronger or Niedermayer - or they may be looking at Niedermayer hanging them up after this season. He has flirted with stepping away now for 2 years.
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby MicP on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:17 pm

Mongoose87 wrote:This is a good deal, so long as Whitney never maxes out to his potential. If he improves and becomes decent, I like it. If Whitney ever truly finds himself, though, we may regret this. Of course, if Tangradi is as good as he looks, we may not care :D

Thats the chance you take when you make a trade.
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby Mongoose87 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:17 pm

cs6687 wrote:Pens are down to six defensemen now. Gogo should be called up soon, I'm guessing.

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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby npv708 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:18 pm

Oh. And good luck Ryan, best of luck to you in Anaheim. You do have to feel bad for him in the sense that if the Ducks trade Pronger, than Anaheim fans might expect to have whitney be that kind of player. That could be rough for him but I think he'll do just fine.
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby Ron` on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:19 pm

I noticed Andy Bathgate plays for Belleville too.
http://www.bellevillebulls.com/team_bathgate.html
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby Pensfan4life27 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:20 pm

Does this mean the Pens top 6 winger is Kunitz? Do the Penguins make another trade to get a top 6 winger?
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby pcm on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:20 pm

Whitney would be slated as Neids replacement, not Pronger I'd think.


Hopefully Tangradi can be for us to Philly what Umberger was for them against us.
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby superconan on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:20 pm

Kunitz born in Regina = awesome.
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby TheHammer24 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:20 pm

Meh, you people are overrating Kunitz vastly.

50-60 point guy who is 28 years old signed for 3 more after this year at $3.75 million cap hit.
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby Matthew Monstar on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:20 pm

Thank god Ryan Whitney is gone. No more soft play, giveaways or mental mistakes. Dude had no passion in his game, besides for the "backdoor play".
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby Arlow on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:20 pm

MicP wrote:Thanks to Eklund for letting us know this was coming. :roll:


Was this an E3 or E4?
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby pfim on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:20 pm

Mongoose87 wrote:This is a good deal, so long as Whitney never maxes out to his potential. If he improves and becomes decent, I like it. If Whitney ever truly finds himself, though, we may regret this. Of course, if Tangradi is as good as he looks, we may not care :D


I don't like the trade in that he's probably selling Whitney at his lowest value. They get decent production from Kunitz and a guy who probably won't be ready to seriously contribute for 2-3 years, if he does. I'm not disappointed in moving Whitney, but I'm not doing cartwheels over the return either.
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby KG on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:21 pm

Pensfan4life27 wrote:Does this mean the Pens top 6 winger is Kunitz? Do the Penguins make another trade to get a top 6 winger?


He is signed for 3 more years at $3.7MM cap hit...Losing Whitney's $4MM actually saves a couple of bucks...

To answer your question...I don't know :wink: :thumb:
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby slappybrown on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:21 pm

TheHammer24 wrote:Meh, you people are overrating Kunitz vastly.

50-60 point guy who is 28 years old signed for 3 more after this year at $3.75 million cap hit.


If Kunitz can put up 25-30 goals consistently I'll pay him that willingly. Thats an eminently reasonable cost in today's NHL.
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby Pensfan4life27 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:22 pm

Well who was on his line when he was putting up 25-30 goals?
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby Arlow on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:23 pm

Pensfan4life27 wrote:Well who was on his line when he was putting up 25-30 goals?


Probably Getzlaf and Penner
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby penny lane on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:23 pm

I am one that hopes that the ducks~can't get away from webbed teams, ;) does Mr. Whits a world of good.
Go make a splash on the left coast.
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby mikey287 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:23 pm

I had a feeling we'd get Kunitz...not a huge fan...but let's see how it goes...I always feel weird about paying such a high price for a player that twice waived a couple years ago...
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby TheHammer24 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:23 pm

Pensfan4life27 wrote:Well who was on his line when he was putting up 25-30 goals?


I don't know, but the Ducks have offense:

Selanne, Getzlaf, Ryan, used to have McDonald.

He was playing with scrubs unless he was buried on the 3rd line.
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby brwi on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:24 pm

Matthew Monstar wrote:So where exactly was Kunitz playing, line-wise for the ducks?

Where do you think he'll play for the pens?


He was playing mostly on the 2nd line with the Ducks, though I think he started the year on the 1st line. He plays bigger than his just his size, has a Cup, and brings some solid leadership along with his pretty good stats. I can see him with Malkin and Sykora right away. I think Fedo likely will stay with Crosby and who knows who will be on the other wing? Dupuis maybe.

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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby CKA24 on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:24 pm

Arlow wrote:
MicP wrote:Thanks to Eklund for letting us know this was coming. :roll:


Was this an E3 or E4?


Currently an E5 on his site... what a lamer.
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby superconan on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:24 pm

slappybrown wrote:
TheHammer24 wrote:Meh, you people are overrating Kunitz vastly.

50-60 point guy who is 28 years old signed for 3 more after this year at $3.75 million cap hit.


If Kunitz can put up 25-30 goals consistently I'll pay him that willingly. Thats an eminently reasonable cost in today's NHL.


Well he does have 13 ES goals, which is more then anyone on the team minus Sid, Geno (tied with Staal).
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:25 pm

Kunitz is a decent player, and I really like what I am reading about Tangradi.

Good job Shero
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby Pens4Life on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:25 pm

I like the trade,especially to get a big hope like Tangradi
http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdis ... ?pid=96610

We get a decent winger in Kunitz,but i really dont like 3.75mills per year.. Overpaid -but i hope he can be at least 25 goals per season scorer
Whitney was surplus on our defense and his play was the reason he was traded,otherwise it would be Goligoski who would be gone..
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Re: Whitney traded to Ducks for Kunitz and Tangradi

Postby Arlow on Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:25 pm

Shero still has work to do. Hopefully....
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