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09-18-2013, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
I don't know about Murray being better than Tinordi at this point. He's certainly more physical and has more experience, but better? Tinordi looked pretty good at the end of last season and has been a force in camp and in the exhibitions.
For sure, I like Tinordi a lot. I have hopes that he will become Subban's partner on the top pairing for years. Nevertheless, he did receive protected minutes last year,and it was in only a handful of games. And while he has been good so far in pre-season games, it's still only pre-season.

Murray may not be what he used to be, but I would give them both numerous games this year before saying that the rookie is better than the still fairly good bottom pairing D in my opinion, especially one as experiences as Murray.

I like Tinordi a lot, yet, because of our depth on D this year, I'd like to see how Tinordi performs in the AHL this year. Yet, our need for another big defencemen (who happens to be good) may force our hand.

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