That's weird, they dressed Tinordi for a couple games, and he's younger and more raw.
I would argue, no in this case. And he's a defenceman so you don't need to teach him how to play defense, this he knows. Avtsin needs to learn the NA game, and he needs to learn how to play in Martin's defensive setup.
He'll get there, I just hope that the coaching staff is communicating this with him
Gah. I was going to make a thread but I got stuck photoshopping up this picture so I was too slow.
Wasn't finished obviously, but you get the idea.
I've added it to the OP to help colour it up a little bit.
Originally Posted by Smoopok
Just heard Tony Marinaro say that he talked with somebody in the Org and they said that they just don't want to rush him because he is so young and raw. Apparently no attitude problems, just a bit cocky but nothing that would get him in trouble.
Thanks Smoopok, that does make a lot of sense. I'm just glad to hear that it's not an injury problem. It's too bad though, I was really looking forward to seeing him play.
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Not the end of the world....but if it's time for experience, how about using Eller at the center position at one point. We HAVE to know what Pouliot will give us and if Pouliot can't give us anyting on the first 2 lines, I don't want him on my team. Eller could be useful on all 4 lines.
We have to use Pouliot on the first 2 lines. That Desharnais line could still be fine tonight, but as much as I like him, Martin is using a guy we NEED to know what he can do in the first 2 lines with a guy who's not going to be in the starting lineup.....
lol @ Eller now playing with Plek and Cammy. Seems to me JM is trying hard to either get him a spot on the top 6, give himself an out in case Pouliot or AK fail, or simply sending a message to them two. Personally, I can't wait to see him at center on the 3rd line and find out who his wingers will be. Of course, that is if he doesn't steal a spot on the top 6.
I seem to be the only one who doesn't care if Price gives up a couple of softies. Especially with Picard-Subban and Spacek-Weber in front of him. He'll have many more games before being judged by JM and co. Of course, some fans will be booing but they will now or later anyway; It's clear that some are only waiting for that opportunity. Price will not be outstanding in 60-65 games.
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"I would have taken it off the face to score". - White
That might be the best thing I've read in a long time.