Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Tinordi assigned to Hamilton
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10-24-2013, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Ditchweed View Post
The thing to be disconcerted about here is that as one poster mentioned "Tinordi looked lost out there." Tinordo will go back to the Bulldogs which is far better than sitting on the bench, and he will get somewhat better, but how much better will he get. What is his expected ceiling now? He was a 1st rounder hyped as being a sensation but now that he has had a showing with the big leagues that was far from stellar, it is kind of doubtful that he will develop into a superstar and will probably be an average player at best. That leads to another issue.

If you look at the Habs 1st round picks for the last six years, you have: Danny Kristo (gone for Christian Thomas), Louis Leblanc, Jarred Tinordi, Nathan Beaulieu, Alex Galchenyuk, Michael McCarron ... only one is a star and the rest OK at best. Yes, Gallagher at 5th round turned out well but he is the only exception that just offsets this a bit.

For a team that is supposedly building by the draft, if only two picks in the last six years are good enough to add to the regular rotation at an above average level, how on earth are the Habs going to build a winning team with above average players when all they are doing is picking barely average at best? With these 1st round picks management is building an average or treadmill team, not a winner. Management is not outdrafting or doing better than the other 29 teams so how do they improve on those other teams if they are building by the draft?

This "we are improving by the draft and we'll be good in a couple of years" is going the way of nothing more than a donkey chasing a carrot on a stick.
Way too soon to judge Tinordi
Kristo was a 2nd rounder
But I get your point, Bergevin wants to build through the draft but every team does that... Its a "natural process" not a strategy unless you plan on tanking...

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