Thread: News Article: Hunter's working on getting Tinordi
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07-15-2010, 10:41 PM
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I would say considering the number of issues the Canadiens have had with properly developing players and making sure they're ready and mature for the NHL game, Tinordi spending a year or two at Notre Dame isn't a bad idea. He'll be doing higher education while playing good, competitive hockey under a well-respected NCAA coach. After that, he'll ride the buses in the AHL for a year. Time to do it more like Detroit and slow-cook the prospects rather than try and rush these guys out like an assembly line. Will he play less at Notre Dame? Yes, but he'll also be playing against men in the NCAA leagues and get used to not being able to bowl over 16-year olds with only a bit of effort and getting hit harder as well.

Canadiens could use a development path that encourages a more educated, mature player, especially when they'll sign him to a six-figure contract and plop him down in Sin City Canada not soon after that.

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