2010 NHL Draft: But Guys, How Well Do They Play Hockey?

June 28th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
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Jarred Tinordi, the 17-year-old intimidating defenseman with NHL bloodlines, is now a member of the Montreal Canadiens' organization.

Canadiens' GM Pierre Gauthier was impressed enough to pay handsomely to move up in the draft to get him.

"He's a big strong defenceman like that with a lot of character and leadership, that's something that every team would look for," said Gauthier.

Tinordi is still three or four years away from making the Habs' roster, but that didn't discourage the Montreal media from welcoming him in their own unique way.

Le Presse journalist Francois Gagnon chose to attack the young rearguard for the one characteristic Tinordi can do nothing about. "Another American..." is the title of Gagnon's blog piece.

Gagnon couldn't even be bothered to find a photo of Tinordi to head his article. Instead, he chose one picturing American David Fischer with Bob Gainey in 2006. Given that the Canadiens have walked away from the failed experiment named Fischer, the photo give Gagnon's readers a clue as to how he feels about the Canadiens' 2010 first round draft selection.

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