The Chicoutimi Cucumber Posted February 22, 2015 Share Posted February 22, 2015 Tinordi obviously has size. Habs are lacking in the tough guy department. He is an ok fighter. I think he has been schooled that his ticket to the big league lies in being able to provide that.. However he is not a natural fighter. If he keeps going with the heavy weights, the natural tough fighters.....in trading blows with those guys he may risk facing the the same fate as Brett Lindros. Yeah, there's a difference between being big and strong and knowing how to fight. We all remember the case of one Mike Komisarek. Maybe Prust - who is a superb fighter - can take the kid aside and mentor him a bit. But when it comes to Tinordi, that AHL debacle just haunts me. What if he gets dropped again? That's one reason I'm a little uneasy about Tinordi; he may not actually have the tools to be this big intimidator that everyone was hoping for. Of course, this doesn't mean he can't become a valuable, Emelin-type defensive defenceman (after all, Emelin doesn't fight either). But let's face it, part of what made us all drool about JT was the idea that he would become this formidable policeman wreaking havoc on anyone who stepped out of line in our end of the ice. We probably have to temper our expectations and just hope he evolves into a solid shutdown-type defender who lays on some big hits. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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