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A Comeback Year For Tanguay

from Kelly Hrudey of CBC,

It’s fair to say Tim Thomas would be on most people’s list for comeback player of the year in the NHL. With his sick stats so far this season, it’s without question a one-man race.

Quietly though in Calgary, Alex Tanguay is re-establishing himself as a top player with an amazing sense for the game. Clever is a word I like to use when trying to describe his understanding of how hockey should be played.

I’ve long maintained only certain people can play successfully on a line with Tanguay. The reason? You always have to be prepared for a pass and usually one that’s directly on the tape of your stick, not in your feet or two feet behind you.

Players who don’t compute the game as quickly as Tanguay often end up getting a pass on their stick, but end up doing nothing constructive with it because they were unaware that he could find them with the puck.

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Players who don’t compute the game as quickly as Tanguay often end up getting a pass on their stick, but end up doing nothing constructive with it because they were unaware that he could find them with the puck.”

Tanguay ends up doing nothing constructive with the puck just as often, with his extreme-overpassing.

Posted by NathanBC on 12/15/10 at 02:40 PM ET

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