Shero trades Ryan Whitney to Ducks for Chris Kunitz and Eric Tangradi.
Wow… Chris Kunitz is pretty much a lightweight LW – ?more a playmaker than a goal scorer.? The line on him was that he sort-of wears down as the season goes along.? He was claimed off waivers from Atlanta.? So, the trade is NOT about Kunitz.
It’s all about RW, Eric Tangradi being the key player.? Like I hinted yesterday it could be more about?trading for youth to makeup for the lost 2008 draft.? Think youth and BIG WINGERS.
Tangradi was? the 42nd?overall selection in 2007, he goes 6′-3, 222 and is a Philadelphia native.? He is playing on a pretty decent Belleville Bull team in the OHL and tripled his ’07 point production in ’08.? This kid has been advancing at a major rate and the sky is the limit for his potential.? He was rated by some services as?”the steal” of the 2007 draft.?
At present:? 52 games he has put up?38 goals – 49 assists – 87 points – 57 PIM’s.? Not too shabby.
I say… good move (2-thumbs-up)?for Ray Shero on this one.
This is DR Hook…. carry on