Opening Days for Habs’ Development Camp, Part II

July 7th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
The humdidex reading in Montreal was 34 degrees Celsius at 8:00 a.m. Even though I already had a good reason to head to the Complexe Sportif Bell, the heat adds another. Sure, it's been a decade since we have had a decent heatwave, but we do like to whine about the weather, and the rink was a welcome destination.

It was the first full day of the Canadiens development camp, part two. A similar camp was held in June, only with a different group of players. This session will last about four days for 22 prospects. In attendance was the Canadiens draft class from 2010, other acquisitions, and players invited on a try-out basis.

The most NHL-ready players at the camp are P.K. Subban, Yannick Weber, Ben Maxwell and Lars Eller.

The first player I noticed was Jarred Tinordi, the Canadiens first round pick in last June's draft. At 6'6", 204 lbs., he's hard to miss. He's a stay-at-home defender who likes to play a physical game. During the drills, Tinordi had good defensive positioning, making it very difficult for the forwards to get around him.

Andrew Conboy is another player with size. For a big guy, he skates very well, and likes to go to th ...

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