Like others have said, 1 year or 2 in the AHL will be perfect for Tinordi and Beaulieu, so glady that Beaulieu can make the early jump the AHL. I think we should take our time with them, a few call ups here and there, but slowly have them replace Kaberle and possible another Vet D-men with might sign this offseason.
IMO next year
Top 4 UFA-Subban
How about waiting until after training camp before having this discussion? That's where players make the team (or not).
The important thing with Tinordi is that he was much better this year and that he is developing. He'll need a good summer of training in order to gain strength and weight. We'll see how he looks in September.
DON'T RUSH THE GUY! It's the most common mistake made in the NHL, IMO. D take longer, humongous guys take longer, there is simply no reason to think Tinordi should start in the NHL next year. It's not his fault the org is short of big shutdown d players, and just because we have a hole doesn't mean he's ready to fill it.
Although it should avoid placing too much importance to the differential of a player, that of Tinordi summarizes its progress very well. He entered last season while at least eight games before yesterday, he was the leader of the Ontario Hockey League with a record of plus 40. (Google Translate)
Larry Robinson was +120 one season . . . in the NHL
Why on earth do people still want us to rush prospects? it worked out so well for us with Latendresse, Patches 1.0 and SK74. How about we let him develop, see how he does in the AHL and then give him a shot.
AHL for at least one year, possibly 2 full seasons.
In the meantime Charlie Coyle and Emerson Etem will light up the goals' lights on a regular basis at NHL level...
When you're drafting guys like Nattinen or Mac Bennett before a local guy like David Savard (already a solid NHL rookie), you're asking for trouble and you backpeddle to find big, talented d-men the following draft.
Larry Robinson was +120 one season . . . in the NHL
though +40 is really good
A huge plus rating ALWAYS means playing for a very-strong to dominant team. That figure musn't be extrapolated to the current Habs, where even Robinson wouldn't rack up +40 or so. Besides, Robinson added to his plus rating with his offense; i wouldn't expect much from Tinordi in that part of the game.
I don't want to see O'Byrne 2, so let him play in Hamilton for a few years.
I think he's more talented than O'Byrne. I like O'Byrne, and I was hoping he'd develop with us. I agree that he was completely mismanaged here, but if given enough ice time and a good role, I feel that Montreal would be a good place for a young defenseman to develop. Also, don't forget that O'Byrne was much older when he joined the Habs. His window of opportunity was much shorter, he had to make his mark asap and failed, so the org traded him before he lost all value.
At the very least, I'd be more confident developing a 20 years old defenseman than a 20 years old forward. I just don't feel we have very good models for a forward to take after. Plekanec is a great player, but (and that is pure speculation) he doesn't strike me as someone who would carry another player under his wing. And as good as Cole as been to Pacioretty, Max was already developing nicely before he was paired to Cole (not that Erik didn't have a great influence on #67).
In the end, if one of the young guys steals a spot at training camp, he will have earned it. So if Tinordi earns a spot, I think it means he belongs in the NHL. Of course, we don't know what management will be like, but for all the hate the previous GMs got, I feel they never made decisions out of training camp that made absolutely no sense.
that could be a lights out defense in 3 years from now
Too soon to know but it sounds good. And that's why I think we should be building our team with the future in mind. In 3 years, Max, PK and Price will be better players. Those blueliners will be with our club. We'll have sorted out if Eller and Leblanc are any good. If we start drafting and developing players now to go along with that group we could be a really good team.
Unlike last time though we have to be patient and it would be nice to draft higher. If we do that, I think we've got a really good shot at being a good team down the road. Cross your fingers for a good pick this year.
Better to have both him and Beaulieu get some experience in the AHL before making the jump. The transition from OHL to NHL would be quite a shock for someone not use to the different compete level. We tried rushing Latendresse and that backfired and even Pacioretty found he struggled a lot because he wasn't ready. Next season is frankly a wash. We might make the playoffs but the team is far from ready to do anything. No need to rush the kids.
Book it! We will have one of the best defense core in the league if everyone pans out and hopefully Pateryn, Ellis, Bennet and Dietz make it as NHL'ers one day.
Jarred Tinordi in my opinion is a faster and more talented Hal Gill, Vancouver wanted to move up and draft him in 2010 but did not because they didn't want to trade a 2nd round draft pick away.
Honestly, if Markov is going well and especially if we are not. I'd like to ship him out at the deadline. You just know a team will grossly overpay for a player of his caliber despite his injury history. Moreover, said injury problems worry me. Look at the disaster our defense was because of how reliant we've been on him. I'd like to groom the kids, in particular Subban and eventually Beaulieu, while saying good bye to the Markov era. Granted, that is only if the return is good.