Posted 09 November 2010 - 11:10 AM
Brian Gionta, Mike Cammalleri are also fully developed grown men who are fully conditioned to be able to be storng enough on the puck and their skates to negate their small size.
I am not saying Tedenby will not be able to do so like those guys , I am just saying , for now, he is easily bumped off of the puck.
Given some time to fill or bulk up more and learn how to protect the puck , be stronger on his skates , he has the potential to be a Gionta or Cammalleri type player ( or even a Parise v2.0)
Also avoiding hits is one thing , taking some contact and checking and be able ot stay up on your skates is another completely different thing. Tedenby was muscled off of the pu ck alot in pre-season. I am not trying to knock the guy. I am just saying that he is young and has not filled out yet , and needs to gain some strength on his skates before he will be able ot utilize his skill to his fullest potential.