Carter Ashton VS. Eric Tangradi

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  1. Which player would you take and why?
     
  2. R S

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    Tangradi because I don't like Ashton.
     
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    Ashton. Higher ceiling.
     
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    I'm with this guy. :nod:
     
  5. I am the opposite. :nod:
     
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    Not a fan of Ashton myself, but I do think he has a higher upside than Tangradi.

    Ashton for me.
     
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    Tangradi's scares me so him
     
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    I'm a tri-city fan but I don't like Ashton. When he has the puck he's amazing, but without the puck he gives the impression that he doesn't care. For a "power forward" he isn't very physically imposing, nor does he backcheck or hustle very much
     
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    Exact same feelings I get.

    When he wants to dominate a junior game, he can. He's scary good when he wants to be. When he's uninterested he's flat out awful.
     
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    I saw him once live and that was my thoughts as well. Playoff game too and he showed little effort.
     
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    Very comparable players in terms of the type of role they play.

    I think Tangradi has the edge on upside if he puts it all together just because he has a bigger frame and can be more dominant physically.

    Ashton is a good player at the junior level and I think he's a player, but it remains to be seen if he'll be a legit NHLer, wheras Tangradi is pretty much a sure thing.
     
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    Tangradi because Ashton has a baby face ;)

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    The only thing Ashton has on Tangradi now is a bit more speed and that he plays a full power forward game.

    One of the things Tagradi has been working on since turning pro is realizing that he needs to be more of a pure power forward at the NHL level (whereas he could get away with being a pure skill guy in the OHL if he wanted to). He's done a very good job so far in getting adjusted to that role, and we're expecting a breakout season this year for him -- whether it's being one of the top handful of forwards in the AHL or establishing himself as a full-time top-6 or top-9 NHLer.

    The other thing Tangradi has is incredible leadership ability and locker room presence. He can be both a vocal leader there and also a guy who can keep things loose. He has taken on a leadership role, and now longer acting like a kid in awe of the men older than him.
     
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    Thank god. I thought I was the only one who judged players by their faces
     
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    from what i remember at the WJC's Carter Ashton was an absolute beast....i predict he becomes a sick NHLER, like im talking up there in the higher tiers of hockey players
     
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    There's something about that second pic that makes me think of Glenn Beck for some reason. Can't pin it down.
     
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    That must be why he's sucked every time I've seen him. I've yet to see this beast mode of his.

    So I'll go with Tangradi.
     
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    I don't get the Tangradi love, he's just another Luca Caputi IMO, *MAYBE* a Troy Brouwer. I see him as a borderline NHLer with a shot at becoming a decent 3rd liner, but nothing more.
     
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    I've heard the Tangradi-Caputi comparison from you before and it's not any more applicabe now than it was then.

    And there's a huge variance between Brouwer & Caputi. One is a decent AHLer, and the other one is a 20 goal scoring physical presence in the NHL.

    I don't think the Brouwer comparison is accurate either, although Tangradi could have a similar impact: be a 20 goal scoring power forward who can play on a first or second line as a compliment to other top players, and be a net-front presence on both even strength & PP.
     

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