Thread: Speculation: Tinordi's next season
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07-11-2013, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by HiggsBozon View Post
I personally have him on my top-6, with or without Emelin. We need his physicality, and he got some big-time experience last season.

When healthy, roll:

Markov - Emelin
Tinordi - Subban
Gorges - Diaz/Bouillon

That makes it much more balanced. Next summer, try everything in your power to sign Girardi, let Markov go, let Bouillon go, and promote Beaulieu. Ideally, you'd also trade Gorges for a bigger guy.

Girardi - Emelin
Tinordi - Subban
Gorges (if you can't trade him) - Diaz/Beaulieu

Even with Gorges and Diaz, we couldn't say our D is soft anymore.
Gorges-Diaz is an awful second pair of defensemen. But it's a pretty good 3rd pairing imo. If we have depth to have 4 better guys than them, healthy (Markov, Subban, Tinordi, Emelin), our defense will probably be quite good. Not contending team good, but still effective. That, of course, is if Tinordi can be that physical presence we need on the back-end, something we clearly lack.

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