2010 NHL Entry Draft: And the Washington Capitals Select…

June 23rd, 2010 by Alan Bass Leave a reply »
The Washington Capitals have proven that they can score with ease. I mean, with Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin and Nicklas Backstrom playing for the team, who wouldn’t be able to score?

But the hockey world has had a revelation as of recent: the Capitals need to shore up their defense.

After Mike Green, who isn’t the world’s best stay-at-home d-man, the Caps’ defense seems to drop off. Sure, Jeff Schultz is a great shot blocker, but no one is going to confuse him for Chris Pronger or Duncan Keith.

With that in mind, Washington, who picks 26th in this year’s NHL Entry Draft (taking place in Los Angeles, California) will need to grab a defender in what may be the deepest draft since the lockout.

One player that could be available late Friday night is Jarred Tinordi, a tall, strong defenseman from the U.S. National Developmental Program.

A monster standing at 6'5" and 204 lb, Tinordi has played with the U.S. National team since the 2008 season.

"I've been very careful with Jarred and have let him know that, while I understand he's just 17, there are certain things I'm going to ...

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