Four Big Kids to Watch at the Montreal Canadiens Development Camp

July 5th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
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The last few days of the NHL off-season have been all about the free agent frenzy. With the NHL draft behind us and players changing cities, signing mega-deals, and teams remaking their rosters, there hasn't been a lot of attention paid to NHL prospects.

That, however, is about to change in the city of Montreal.

Tomorrow morning the Montreal Canadiens open their annual player development camp, kicking off a two-month push towards the new NHL season.

The Habs' Brossard practice facility will be filled with bright-eyed, bushy-tailed NHL hopefuls learning about what it takes to become an NHL player.

While there will be a ton of talent on the ice, there are four players in particular that should stand out and not just because of their skills.

Jarred Tinordi, Lars Eller, Aaron Palushaj, and Alexander Avtsin are all big kids—the shortest being 6'0" and the tallest 6'6"—with tons of talent to boot.

These four prospects represent a step in a new direction for a franchise that has been undersized for far too long. So let's take a look:

Jarred Tinordi - Drafted first round, 22nd overall, ...

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