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09-29-2012, 08:56 PM
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Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
I agree, St. Denis is a very fundamentally sound player who Tinordi could learn from.

The Beaulieu-Pateryn partnership is interesting too. Beaulieu obviously has a lot to learn but he's more likely to be comfortable at the AHL level than Tinordi (although his defense might be poor)
I think Beaulieu would have the harder initial adjustment. His game is naturally a lot more complicated than Tinordi's and requires him to be heavily involved in the balance of play. Tinordi can just hold down his section of the ice and keep his head down during transition, Beaulieu has to be involved.

So Tinordi can start out as the supporting guy on a shutdown pairing while Beaulieu probably starts on lesser third pairing, even though he's the best natural talent on the squad.

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