Pretty clear to me this is a showcase the next 2 games for whoever they play between Kaberle and Weber.
Tinordi did some solid things, but there's no point keeping him up to play such limited minutes. He got a taste of show and he'll take what he learned up here and get better down there.
Exactly what I was thinking.
Upside for Weber is that he's young, has a physical side to his game (yes, he does) and has that ephemeral 'potential' thing floating around his game. 'Potentially' great shot, 'potentially' good puck-moving skills, 'potentially' learning from his mistakes and becoming a solid D. There may be teams out there more than happy to bank on that potential.
Upside for Kaberle is clearer. Established D with legit skills that appear to be working just fine. Say what you will about his salary, the guy's done his job for us in limited games. Since this makes him valuable depth in the playoffs, any offer for him would have to be pretty good.
Thing is, neither of these guys could get us much alone. If a trade really is forthcoming, one or both of them would be part of a package. If it happens, prepare to be surprised.
Tinordi played well. Good signs from the guy. Unless Bergevin is cooking up a cool trade for a D in the next few days, I'd expect to see Tinordi back for the playoffs because... I'm not optimistic about Diaz at this point. Damn...
I was really impressed with his play with the puck. I'd say at worst bottom pairing D. I imagine he'll increase physicality his next stint. In the AHL I've seen him crush players along the boards on rushes.
He's been very great! I think that he's pretty much a lock for our opening day roster for next season.
And Tinordi had a taste of what he needs to improve to get a regular spot in the Bigs. I'm pretty sure that we're gonna see a Tinordi much bigger and stronger with us next year. I think he saw that if he wants to play the game that made him succesful in every level in the NHL, he needs to put on some weight and strength.
Tinordi looked solid. I would have liked to see him get more minutes, but he got a taste of what it's like in the big league. I really liked how he used his reach effectively and made good passes. He needs to add mass to his frame and work on speeding up his decisions with the puck.
Great first call up though, I think he'll be a full-time NHLer by next season.
Looked so solid with limited ice time, wish they could have tested him more but I think he knows what adjustments he needs to make. These d projects usually take a lot longer but he looks ready, credit to the kid's smarts and work ethic.
I think he showed he can "survive" at the NHL level. The question is going to be whether that is better for his development, or whether being a cornerstone on the Bulldogs is better. End of the day, to me, it just depends on who we sign in the off-season. If we could get a top-4 guy who bumps Emelin down, I'd like that. In which case Tinordi isn't hurt by playing big time on a less-feeble Hamilton team. If we can't sign that D, Tinordi's "survive" mode is as good for us as about any bottom-pairing UFA.