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08-18-2011, 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Let's calm down about Tinordi's fighting abilities. He's usually facing guys much smaller than him. Just look at the great Andrew Conboy and how he absolutely dominated the USHL by pounding his opponents day in day out....but then meets some men and get his ass kick, is mishandled or even look pretty average even in his wins. While Tinordi seems to have more "fundamentals" in his fighting abilities (much better balance, protects himself better), you just need to be more careful in assessing how a guy fights until he does it in higher levels.
Sure there is some projection in regards to Tinnordis future as fighter, but assuming he adds some strength, the kid likely could end up a legit heavyweight. He has the bloodlines as mentions, and where that is most important is in terms of his toughness and chin. He also has crazy long arms, and his technique and balance are solid. He's still developing in this regard, but he should be a guy able to fight the Rupps, Orrs, and Thorntons of the world, while also being a solid defensive defenseman...

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