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Question about the AHL contracts

Postby tfrizz on Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:14 pm

As the Twitter box kindly alerted us, WBS signed five players to AHL contracts (http://t.co/KdPMMAOj) - Tangradi, Strait, Bortuzzo, Zatkoff, and Thiessen. These players were already under contract with the Penguins and I'm fairly certain they were all one two-way deals as well. Did they have to sign explicit AHL contracts in order to play while the NHL is locked out?
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby mikey287 on Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:38 pm

Short answer, yes.
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby columbia on Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:58 pm

At least the the Big Dawg crowd in WBS will be happy.
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby tfrizz on Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:33 pm

columbia wrote:At least the the Big Dawg crowd in WBS will be happy.


Until the lockout is over... then the anti-Big Dog crowd here will be unhappy.
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby sil on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:08 am

tfrizz wrote:
columbia wrote:At least the the Big Dawg crowd in WBS will be happy.


Until the lockout is over... then the anti-Big Dog crowd here will be unhappy.



It won't last. The first time he does something very noticably good, all of them will claim they supported him from the beginning.
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby Pens4Life87 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:08 am

Will Tangradi ever score 20 goals in a season?
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby pens_CT on Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:29 am

Pens4Life87 wrote:Will Tangradi ever score 20 goals in a season?

In the AHL yes, in the NHL I doubt he will have 20 goals in his career, before he moves on to his life's work.
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby mikey287 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:55 pm

pens_CT wrote:in the NHL I doubt he will have 20 goals in his career


I'll take that bet...
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby WWGRD on Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:55 pm

mikey287 wrote:
pens_CT wrote:in the NHL I doubt he will have 20 goals in his career


I'll take that bet...


For or against?

I think he has 30 goal potential
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby MRandall25 on Thu Sep 27, 2012 10:56 pm

:lol:

Career or season?
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby BurghersAndDogsSports on Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:19 pm

I hope Tangradi turns it on and becomes a 25 goal a year player. But I refuse to apologize for having any doubt that it will happen.
I swear most of the people that support his impending leap to a top line player act like if you have any reason to doubt it you are
some player hating dolt who never watched hockey.

Whats next? GMRS is going to throw in Dupuis and Kennedy to close a deal for Bobby Ryan?
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby mikey287 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:11 am

WWGRD wrote:
mikey287 wrote:
pens_CT wrote:in the NHL I doubt he will have 20 goals in his career


I'll take that bet...


For or against?

I think he has 30 goal potential


Meaning, I'm going against what pens_CT posted.
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby pens_CT on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:18 pm

mikey287 wrote:
WWGRD wrote:
mikey287 wrote:
pens_CT wrote:in the NHL I doubt he will have 20 goals in his career


I'll take that bet...


For or against?

I think he has 30 goal potential


Meaning, I'm going against what pens_CT posted.

I'm interested in your opinion why this guy has any chance to get to 20 goals in his career? He doesn't seem have a shot capable of scoring from outside of 15 feet from the net, or the desire to score the tough goals inside.
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby mikey287 on Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:31 pm

There's certainly some potential in there...he has some hands, he has a big frame, he can get his shot working even if it's only on leverage alone to start with (I felt Malone had better hands than a shot too, more extreme examples, Tomas Holmstrom and Ryan Smyth can't/couldn't shoot at all)...more importantly (maybe), it looks like he might get a chance. Inside the Penguins organization, they believe in him. I don't know, I mean, he's nothing amazing, but I wouldn't ignore him or write him off completely. Sometimes I look for guys like that, those glue guys, that you just get the feeling that they can compliment a line...it's a shame Tangradi isn't a touch faster, but he can still grow into his body more...

20 goals in his career? That's rather bold, you must have some pretty convinced eyes to make that call. I'm here if you want to make it interesting, just let me know.
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby pens_CT on Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:25 am

mikey287 wrote:There's certainly some potential in there...he has some hands, he has a big frame, he can get his shot working even if it's only on leverage alone to start with (I felt Malone had better hands than a shot too, more extreme examples, Tomas Holmstrom and Ryan Smyth can't/couldn't shoot at all)...more importantly (maybe), it looks like he might get a chance. Inside the Penguins organization, they believe in him. I don't know, I mean, he's nothing amazing, but I wouldn't ignore him or write him off completely. Sometimes I look for guys like that, those glue guys, that you just get the feeling that they can compliment a line...it's a shame Tangradi isn't a touch faster, but he can still grow into his body more...

20 goals in his career? That's rather bold, you must have some pretty convinced eyes to make that call. I'm here if you want to make it interesting, just let me know.

If he had top six forward potential, I would think he should have flashed some of that ability by now, even if only for a game or at least a period. His best chance to stick in this league is as a fourth line guy, but he hasn't shown the energy or determination to play that kind of roll. Bottom line is the "little dog" has his best chance at making the roster and contributing this year. If he doesn't get it done, unless he changes his game to a fourth line roll, then I don't see many organizations giving him a long look at the NHL level down the road. As for making it interesting, lets see if there is a NHL season first, then we can talk.
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby mikey287 on Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:45 pm

Sounds good, I've seen these flashes...he didn't get a chance at the NHL level and it wasn't necessarily his fault this time around (according to Bylsma). I'm not saying he's a stone cold lock, but he can play, people think they're looking at Shane Endicott for some reason here...
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby JoseCuervo on Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:06 pm

He actually looked fine in a fourth line role in the playoffs last year and was starting to use his size well. I haven't seen much scoring ability from him, but he can definitely play at the nhl level in a bottom six role at some point in his career. I'm not that high on tangradi, but I'm positive he will chip in at least 20 goals in the nhl (in his career, not per season). They probably won't be snipes, but you don't have to be a natural scorer to pot 20 in the nhl.

He's already got one off a defenseman's skate. 19 to go.
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Re: Question about the AHL contracts

Postby Idoit40fans on Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:13 am

pens_CT wrote:
mikey287 wrote:
WWGRD wrote:
mikey287 wrote:
pens_CT wrote:in the NHL I doubt he will have 20 goals in his career


I'll take that bet...


For or against?

I think he has 30 goal potential


Meaning, I'm going against what pens_CT posted.

I'm interested in your opinion why this guy has any chance to get to 20 goals in his career? He doesn't seem have a shot capable of scoring from outside of 15 feet from the net, or the desire to score the tough goals inside.


Its 20 goals. I wouldn't be surprised if he had that within the next two seasons.
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