Jarred Tinordi

Canadiens surrender their number 27 pick and their second rounder to move up to 22 and take a big, physical Dman with impeccable bloodlines.



  1. EricInStL says:

    Great,,, we just renewed our mortgage,

  2. habsfansince91 says:

    you’re going to have to get a loan from the bank

  3. EricInStL says:

    I’m drinking scotch, this will cost me a bunch….

  4. BrianSkrudland says:

    Clearly, you get it!

  5. J.T. says:

    There aren’t that many stomach pumps in Canada.



  6. habsfansince91 says:

    the hospitals are going to be busy tonight.

  7. sidhu says:

    Boone, any comments on Hall’s mom? That’s quite a dress!

  8. BrianSkrudland says:

    Who’s up for a drinking game? Any time that Pierre McGuire says that a player get’s it, you take a swig of your drink.

    Be ready for some alcohol poisoning if you take on this game.

  9. J.T. says:

    I wonder if the Oilers will airbrush the giant teeth and weird eyes in their team picture?



  10. zozotheclown says:

    If Gorges is indeed on the floor, I hope they name him captain right here.

  11. sidhu says:

    How many times is McGuire going to repeat himself that Hall is the best player in the draft?  I’m surprised he hasn’t called him a “monster” yet.

  12. EricInStL says:

    This is like the debate Lafleur vs Dionne. Can’t miss both of them.

  13. J.T. says:

    Seriously…Taylor Hall.  Shut up.




  14. win4ce says:

    Why the speech?  Just announce the pick Steve

  15. sidhu says:

    The Oilers’ runner kid looks like the kid from Bad Santa

  16. EricInStL says:

    C’mon everyone who help make the Oilers suck please come on the stage….

  17. sidhu says:


  18. win4ce says:

    Anyone else loving Bettman getting boo’ed? Wonder if any GM’s participated…

  19. EricInStL says:

    Actually it does, truth be told.

  20. sidhu says:

    Let’s get Ladd from Chicago — Pacioretty for him, straight up.

  21. crabvader says:

    Hahaha more hate on the dwarf!

  22. EricInStL says:

    Doesn’t the podium look like a big cup of coffee ?

  23. Chorske says:

    Booing Bettman just never gets old.

  24. Propwash says:

    Booed in LA lol


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  25. habsfansince91 says:

    come on LA, you can boo louder than that!!!

  26. EricInStL says:

    I think that he had time to think about that. Seeing Stan Bowman be congradulated  for the Hawks’s win pissed him off enough to do his homework for the next time.

  27. crabvader says:

    And then get fired for tampering.

  28. EricInStL says:

    Watch out for Florida, Tallon will make them competitive within 2 to 3 years….

  29. Chorske says:

    OMG, they are just babies.

  30. crabvader says:

    PG to staff: “WHERE’S MY F@!#@# PHONE?!?!”

  31. Chorske says:

    They are hitting CTL-ALT-DEL on that franchise. Probably not a bad idea.

  32. JungleWolf says:

    Does anyone else think Duthie’s teeth are scarily white!

  33. Scott in Montreal says:

    I imagine SK will go before the start of the season, but Andrei will stay since they won’t be able to get a whole lot for him based on his past two years’ production.

    But that could be okay, since this is a year he will be playing for his next contract and he is looking like the kind of player that needs that sort of pressure for motivation. He needs to look like a hot talent, worthy of great $$. Watch him stay here for this year, get 40G and 35A, then sign with another team for 2011-12. Either that or he never fully recovered from that head injury he got against the boards against the Rangers back in October 2008.

    Hope Hamr can be traded for cap space. They need to find a team with cap space and a young D needing veteran guidance.

  34. Harani says:

    @OnTheFrozenPond tweets that Panthers trade Keith Ballard (watch out Luongo!) for Steve Bernier and the 25th overall pick! (6 picks in the top 50 for the Panthers…UNREAL!) Chicago of the West in a couple of years!

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  35. Harani says:

    MAGodin tweets that A wealthy friend whose son is being drafted tomorrow invited him  (Gorges) to fly to LA..

    Gotta love twitter! 

  36. Harani says:

    Caps beat writer reports on twitter: Spied #Sabres goalie Ryan Miller and #Habs d-man Josh Gorges on the floor – could they be making their team’s selections tonight?

    If it is true, I’m really happy for Gorges! Deserves it totally…hinting towards him becoming the Captain? 

     “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”


  37. SlovakHab says:

    My guess of the Habs 27nd overall pick: LUDVIG RENSFELDT

    B.Burke is building the Bruins through the draft.

  38. WarHero says:

    Would love the see Gauthier try to get that 15th pick from Florida to get a chance @ Dylan :)

    Both Kostitsyns to Florida for that pick and a prospect. This move could free up enough funds to sign UFA Frolov :)



    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  39. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    I like your thinking war hero then frolov/cammi/pleks on the same line

  40. petrov14 says:

    I like it!

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  41. SeriousFan09 says:

    Best part of the draft? Nice long camera pause on Burkie as Boston selects 2nd overall.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  42. petrov14 says:

    HAHAHA! So true. Im now looking forward to it.

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  43. RS says:

    Those are some decent players from the 27th spot. The Habs could use a player of that calibre from this draft. And the talent pool is deeper now then it was back then. Maybe, just maybe, the Habs can get a guy who plays in the NHL in a few years. That is all we can hope for.

  44. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    If he is available we should pick mark pysik from edmonton oil kings, or im hoping for jack campbell. Also got a feeling we are going to be involved in a trade today.

  45. Wops says:

    Hope we can get our hands on Jaden Schwartz,

    By the time he is NHL ready our small guys will be gone.

    Always go for skill

  46. arcosenate says:

    I agree with WarHero we have to try and get the 15th pick and get Mcilrath, seriously. Does anyone consider Andre K. a scorer anymore? Apparently that’s what Florida wants.

  47. kempie says:

    Some will disagree for sure, but I think that, after the top 5 or 10, the rest of the field looks pretty much the same. Ya pay yer money and ya takes yer chances. I’d say that the only exception is Mclrath. He’s pretty much a “what you see is what you’re gonna get” prospect. Not pretty by any means, not a ton of skill or a great skater. Not a terrible skillset but adequate. The guy, however, is big as a house and is one badass mofo. If that’s what you’re after (and I think maybe we are), and there’s a deal to be made that we can live with, then that 15th pick might be something we should look into. Other than that, I see no reason to climb the ladder. If you’re suggesting we offer AK for their 1st round pick, then I need to see a lot more coming back than that pick.

  48. WarHero says:

    Exactly :) Cammy and Frolie made magic in LA and WILL do it again in MTL if the Habs get him :)


    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  49. Habhopeful says:

    As per Dean Lombardi, Frolov more than likely heading to the KHL, sorry to burst your bubbles

    “I went to see a fight the other night…And A hockey game broke out!”

    ~Rodney Dangerfield~

  50. WarHero says:

    You may be right, only time will tell I guess.



    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  51. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    We used to go to that sub joint all the time.  great stuff.

  52. yathehabsrule says:

    Here’s a list of various Mock Drafts, noting their choices for the Habs at No. 27.

    Is it much of a surprise that McGuire thinks the Habs will go the Russian route?


    Ya! The Habs Rule! now on Twitter!

  53. nick says:

    Looking at the link provided by TSN: http://www.russianprospect.com/

    The number one prospect from Russia, Kirill: Offensively gifted no doubt there, missing a size and defensive edge. Not to mention he seems to have a bit of an attitude problem.

    Honestly, looking at the list they all look pretty similar… If it were my choice (from this list), I think I’d go with Ivan Telegin. 6’3, 185-200 pounds depending where you look. He’s been playing in the OHL, and proclaims he likes the Canadian style of hockey. He likes to park himself in front of the net.

    The downside, he as well has had some disciplinary issues… Doesn’t use his size as well as he could (thats about half of the big guys moving into the NHL these days…)


  54. kempie says:

    I’m starting to get this feeling that it’s gonna be Krill.

  55. MathMan says:

    Kirill Kabanov would be a home run swing, which I’d be inclined to try in the Habs situation, if the local media weren’t going to be all over him for his reported “character” issues and his “betrayal” of a Q team. They don’t like Russians very much in the Montreal papers.

    OTOH, the KHL bridge is semi-burned for him so there’d be better odds of him actually playing in North America.

  56. ooder says:

    Kabanov is 6″3 that’s not small exactly.

    he is a little light, but wtvr muscle isn’t hard to gain


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  57. nick says:

    The fact that the kid was kicked off two teams in little over 2 weeks is a little troublesome…

  58. EricInStL says:

    Peter just emailed Burke saying thanks…..

  59. Propwash says:

    WTG Burke!


    Goalies in Montreal have two roles, netminder and scapegoat. 

  60. sidhu says:

    Chiarelli, make sure you thank Burke for this gift

  61. EricInStL says:

    Chiarelli should have thanked Brian Burke and the Toronto Maple Leafs…

  62. kempie says:

    I saw him have a little chuckle about who-knows-what. I’ll bet I know what he was thinking.

  63. crabvader says:

    I just want to punch Chiarelli in his smug face.

  64. Chorske says:

    Why, for building exactly the kind of team many of us would LOVE to have?

  65. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Burke = Epic fail.

  66. PrimeTime says:

    3 concussions away from being a “what if?”


    “People build teams in certain ways. I’ve always traded for futures – not pasts.” – Sam Pollock The reason we are Hab fans http://www.habsworld.net/article.php?id=1476

  67. Chorske says:

    Dude, that describes everyone on Earth.

    We’re all one car accident / brain aneurysm / ice slip away from what if.

  68. smiler2729 says:

    Brian Burke, GM of two teams, building the Bruins thru the draft and the Leafs thru dumb trades… and they’re all in our division.

  69. crabvader says:

    I can’t wait for the dagger to strike my heart once Nino gets picked by some other team. 😛

  70. EricInStL says:

    He will

  71. J.T. says:

    I know!!  I loved Nino in juniors, then when he beat the pants off the Russians in the WJC, I knew he was the one for Montreal.  But, no…other teams thought the same thing.  Damn them!



  72. secretdragonfly says:

    How proud does Tyler’s mom look?  And his dad looks like he could lace ’em up too!

  73. EricInStL says:

    Quick question for everyone, the first MILF will be with which pick ?

    I’ll go with #5

  74. smiler2729 says:

    I’ll go with #4 the CBJ

  75. BrianSkrudland says:

    Hopefully somebody from the American sunbelt, so we can look forward to nice bikini shots.

  76. Chorske says:

    The Bernier rumor was true!

  77. crabvader says:

    LMFAO! Vancouver got raped in that trade.

  78. EricInStL says:

    Well it wasn’t #3, that’s for sure….

  79. EricInStL says:

    Thank’s Bob …… Quick Pierre trade Markov for him…. He wants to be a Hab….

  80. JIMVINNY says:

    Hilarious how big of Habs fans this guy and his family are.  Wish we could have got him.

  81. smiler2729 says:

    The Gudbransons, true Hab fans, like it!

  82. secretdragonfly says:

    Gudbranson’s dad is a Habs fan?????  How do we get our hands on this kid?

  83. crabvader says:

    NO! That just means he’ll play better against us… Dammit :(

  84. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Didn’t he say the little brother is the habs fan?

  85. JIMVINNY says:

    They all are.  Eric included.

  86. EricInStL says:

    Oh man, Dale Tallon wants to be vindicated for building Chicago, screw Bowman….

  87. secretdragonfly says:

    No, his little brother had leukemia – his dad said he’d wear the jersey of the team that drafted Eric but over the Habs jersey LOL

  88. smiler2729 says:

    For some freakin’ reason, Florida has been kicking our ass for decades!

  89. CBrady12 says:

    ohhhhh yeah, you picked up that “thank you” when Duthie mentioned that he built a champion eh?

  90. smiler2729 says:

    My die hard CBJ fan wife is on pins & needles

  91. EricInStL says:

    BIG TIME….

  92. BrianSkrudland says:

    MILF watch continues.

  93. smiler2729 says:

    I thought the CBJ needed a offensive d-man!?!

  94. EricInStL says:

    And now ?

  95. crabvader says:

    Meh, they need a guy to play with Rick Nash at center.

  96. JIMVINNY says:

    Johansen is going to have to put some pounds on.  He’s scrawny.

  97. smiler2729 says:

    My wife and her CBJ nuts on HF boards are all going “WTF???”

  98. EricInStL says:

    here comes my pick #5

  99. sidhu says:

    VAN already has 7 D signed for next season, if they get Ballard someone will have to be moved. 

  100. EricInStL says:

    This kid looks like he’s ready to ask the question ”fries with that ?”

  101. BrianSkrudland says:


  102. sidhu says:

    Alyssa Milano – is she trying to hit on one of the draftees or something?  What a puck bunny…

  103. crabvader says:

    There’s your milf; Alyssa Milano.

  104. smiler2729 says:

    Does Alyssa Milano count as a MILF?

  105. EricInStL says:

    Charmed I’m sure

  106. BrianSkrudland says:

    After I impregnate her she will.

  107. EricInStL says:

    The kid has Wang on his shirt…. hahahaha

  108. BrianSkrudland says:

    Well played, sir.

  109. JIMVINNY says:

    And P Mcguire proves he has no life outside of hockey.

  110. crabvader says:


  111. sidhu says:

    “Thousands of fans” at the Islanders’ arena?  Come on, there are barely thousands there for games, let alone for the draft.

  112. EricInStL says:

    Can I trade my #5 pick for Alyssa ?

  113. J.T. says:

    God, Snow can barely speak English.  AND the Neanderthal takes the one guy I REALLY wanted in this draft.

    You know it’s bad when McGuire says “He has no holes and he’s not soft…an excellent choice for an Islanders team on the rise.”  Oh, man…




  114. Aybara says:

    Oh man solid line by Mcguire: “He may be swiss, but he doesn’t have holes in him like swiss cheese and he doesn’t melt like melting chocolate.”

  115. zozotheclown says:

    That kid looks like the kid from “Up” lol…

  116. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Why the hell does Columbus even have a hockey team? I mean I can understand places like LA, Florida having teams because they are huge tourist destinations, with the potential to draw a respectable amount of fans.  But Columbus Ohio??????

  117. EricInStL says:

    The Scotch is working it’s magic.

  118. BrianSkrudland says:

    That’s the line of the night! You’re bang on!

  119. habsfansince91 says:

    one hour for 5 picks. By the time it’s montreals turn it’s going to be tomorrow morning…

  120. ZepFan2 says:


    I was thinking the same thing.


    Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.”
    – Sam Pollock

  121. _Habsoloutly_ says:


    thats Wangs kid,  looks like he doesn’t miss too many meals.

  122. smiler2729 says:

    Huge fan base in Columbus. Been to a half dozen games there. All they need is some winning.

  123. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Really? I admit I don’t know $hit about Ohio,  is it a hockey state like Michigan or Minnesota?

  124. crabvader says:

    Yeah, I’d love to have the lowest scoring team in the NHL….


    Seriously though I just don’t like his attitude.

  125. EricInStL says:

    He reminds me of George Costanza

  126. crabvader says:

    Lol and someone else I just can’t put my finger on.

  127. EricInStL says:

    Is there any chance PG will draft the american goalie ???? hahaha that would make me LMAO…

  128. EricInStL says:

    Talk about rolling the dice…..

  129. zozotheclown says:

    Risky pick taking Connolly that high, TB getting stacked up front though.

  130. EricInStL says:

    Chewing gum, this kid is heading far…..

  131. smiler2729 says:

    … and the MILF watch drags on.

  132. EricInStL says:

    Skinner’s mom has got to be hot

  133. habsfansince91 says:

    i’ll call pick #8

  134. sidhu says:

    Connolly’s sister/gf…. ehhhyyyyyyyyyyy

  135. EricInStL says:

    Did Connolly say he wanted a drink?????? Nope he said Training….

    Ok doesn’t look you in the eyes, chews gum.. Don’t like him at all….

  136. sidhu says:

    I know he’s a kid, but Connolly sure seems like an a-hole

  137. smiler2729 says:

    Steve Yzerman wouldn’t draft an a-hole.

  138. andrewberkshire says:

    Some big mistakes being made already it looks like.

  139. BrianSkrudland says:

    How so?

  140. JIMVINNY says:

    Wouldn’t it be a laugh if wunderkind Yzerman’s first ever pick ended up as a bust?

  141. boy from school says:

    pretty surprised fowler’s still on the board after the sixth pick.

  142. sidhu says:

    J.T./Boone – get a room already

  143. smiler2729 says:

    What’s all this talk about Connolly’s freaky hand?? Looked normal to me.

  144. EricInStL says:

    Looks thin.

  145. habsfansince91 says:

    any chance cam fowler/gormley drop all the way to 27?

  146. JIMVINNY says:

    One of two solutions for you – Get glasses, or get HD.  He was missing a good chunk of the hand.

  147. sidhu says:

    No fair, we’re supposed to draft players under 6 feet.

  148. zozotheclown says:

    At this rate Fowler will still be around when we pick….then again

  149. kempie says:

    Looks like they might.

  150. BrianSkrudland says:

    With those guys still available, there must be some consideration by many teams to try and trade up in the draft.

  151. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    This Skinner kid looks like a keeper.

  152. smiler2729 says:

    7 picks, no MILFs, what are the chances???

    Is there a more non-descript organization than the freakin’ Hurricanes? They have Eric Staal and still just seem like one big hockey blahhhh. Bring back THE WHALE!

  153. crabvader says:

    What the hell is this? A commercial per pick now?! Come on…

  154. smiler2729 says:

    Whatever happened to Angelo Esposito?

  155. EricInStL says:

    Man Ozzy is still alive? great but his music died with Randy…..

  156. Chorske says:

    OMG these ads suck

  157. BrianSkrudland says:

    So does The Green Zone with Matt Damon. Very disappointing.

  158. smiler2729 says:

    Does dudley pick a goalie? Campbell?

  159. The Cat says:

    My fave pick so far is Gudbranson, really handles himself well.

  160. smiler2729 says:

    Great. Now McGuire’s echoing my thoughts… scary.

  161. BrianSkrudland says:

    We’ve got our first MILF of the night!

  162. EricInStL says:

    MILF ????? Yes – NO ????

  163. Harani says:

    Burmistrov is like Samsonov…we all know how that worked out!!!

    “I gotta feeling…that tonight’s gonna be a good night!”

  164. smiler2729 says:

    First sorta maybe MILF alert! Mrs. Burmistrov. Whaddaya all think?

  165. habsfansince91 says:

    what do i win?

  166. Chorske says:

    True story: that movie made Jessica (my GF) barf. Totally ruined date night.

  167. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    wow, this draft seems to have some skilled kids.  kinda depressing watching all these teams get better.

  168. smiler2729 says:

    Nope, she looks like The Nanny, Fran Drescher

  169. Anonymous says:

    The russian gomez

  170. BrianSkrudland says:

    I think we’ve got a winner! Is she available via mail order?

  171. crabvader says:

    Lol, I’ll GLADLY take Fowler or Gormley 😛

  172. zozotheclown says:

    People hate D, maybe MciLrath will fall to 27, not bloody likely….

  173. EricInStL says:

    I say YES…… They should interview her with that russian accent

    I say the MILF floodgates are going to open big time….

  174. Chorske says:

    Was that Mrs Burm? I wouldn’t kick her out of bed for eating borscht.

  175. smiler2729 says:

    Burmistrov mom is Fran Drescher… non-MILF! Non-MILF! Still waiting for her…

  176. EricInStL says:

    A date with her, if you go to the proper web site…..

  177. BrianSkrudland says:

    You win a night with the mother of the Habs’ first pick.

  178. BrianSkrudland says:

    MILF floodgates are going to open


    That sounds so inappropriate. Funny, but inappropriate.

  179. Chorske says:

    I thought she was ok. I don’t like my MILFs to look like ECHL puck bunnies. I like mine with short skirts and looooooooooong jackets.

  180. Nina76 says:

    I don’t know why you are surprised………….depressed………..wait till you see what we will get…………then you will be really down…………….after watching the begining of the draft we are better to go to the bottom & get the good picks to build with right away

  181. petrov14 says:

    lol Cake is awesome, love their tune ‘the distance’

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  182. EricInStL says:


  183. EricInStL says:

    SHould be Gormerly, Lapointe is there he’s the quebec scout

  184. _Habsoloutly_ says:

    Hey Boone, does Dreger actually work for TSN? I thought he was an MLSE plant.

  185. smiler2729 says:

    Dreger was recently let go by AM640 when they cancelled LEAFS LUNCH… he’s a tool, sleeps with his hockey cards in his Leafs jammies.

  186. andrewberkshire says:

    Columbus and Tampa took insanely risky picks, and defensemen of Fowler and Gormley’s quality are far more rare than a lot of the forwards going here.

  187. smiler2729 says:

    This Minnesota pick looks like Sundin in ’89. Goofy spiky hockey hair of yesteryear.

  188. crabvader says:

    Granlund is just a hair taller than Bettman!

  189. EricInStL says:

    Well it isn’t the finnish kid. See what happens when no French player is in the top 50, no french milf that you see on St-Denis….

  190. crabvader says:

    This draft is turning out to be quite a snoozer.

  191. avatar_58 says:

    Why, what else is supposed to happen? A fight break out? I’m not sure what exactly people think a draft consists of. This is why I said I don’t see the hype. After the first 2 nothing happens.

  192. _Habsoloutly_ says:


  193. smiler2729 says:

    Still waiting on a blockbusting freakin’ trade!!! Eklund was wrong, nothing’s going down!!! I don’t know why I go to his site but it’s like riding a moped… kinda fun if your friends don’t see ya (don’t bring up the calorically challenged woman joke)

  194. EricInStL says:

    Certainly no MILFs in Edmonton

  195. Chorske says:

    Dat’s for shore.

    Yikes. Easy on the timbits, ladies.

  196. Chorske says:

    The Undertaker: gone

  197. crabvader says:


  198. crabvader says:

    BAH! Bring up Ian Schultz to beat the undertaker to death.

  199. zozotheclown says:

    Fowler’s probably feeling pretty bad right about now, looks like we wouldn’t have gotten Mcilrath even if we had traded for that 15th pick.

  200. andrewberkshire says:

    WOW. This draft is unbelievable.

  201. smiler2729 says:

    Boring draft… no deals… McGuire loving every pick… no MILFs at all… thank God for Boone’s blog and all you guys…

  202. crabvader says:

    OMFG move up PG!

  203. Keith says:

    Damnit!! I really wanted that guy! Did his stock ever rise!

  204. sidhu says:

    Too bad we didn’t get #14 from STL in the Halak deal, we could snag a very good young player.

  205. ZepFan2 says:


    If he’s the Undertaker, Schultz is Kane.


    Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.”
    – Sam Pollock

  206. BrianSkrudland says:

    #1 sexy sister at least?

  207. EricInStL says:

    Whoever gets Fowler or Gormley will get a pissed off player. Lets cross our fingers….

  208. zozotheclown says:

    Campbell fits what Dallas will need in a few years, poor Fowler

  209. smiler2729 says:

    No MILFs but lotsa cute sisters or girlfriends… man, this is what it’s come down to, just cuz we saw some cleavage in the first couple of picks… we are pathetic, we are men!

  210. crabvader says:

    I have a feeling the next two picks will be Fowler and Gormley respectively.

  211. petrov14 says:

    I KNOW! Ugh….what ifs eh?

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  212. zozotheclown says:

    Anaheim needs D, Fowler’s going to go right now I think

  213. EricInStL says:

    To get better ratings for the draft, every pick should be announced by the worlds most interesting man… Nobody would booo him.

    He wouldn’t thank the fans, they would thank him….

  214. andrewberkshire says:

    If there’s any way to move up and take Fowler or Gormley we’ve gotta do it.

  215. sidhu says:

    This is LA, someone give Fowler some coke fast!

  216. Spoons91 says:

    Wow, what a surprising Draft so far. By the way, that’s another finn to the wild!!

    follow me on twitter — http://twitter.com/spoons91

  217. EricInStL says:

    We would think that, unless they go for a Cali Kid.

  218. sidhu says:

    Is PG even there?  He may have the runner kid there to select someone who the kid thinks is coolest.

  219. petrov14 says:

    Ana HAS to take Fowler /Gormley

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  220. BrianSkrudland says:

    I wonder if PG will even bother to pick-up his phone to look into some options. Sadly, I doubt it.

  221. smiler2729 says:

    How the hell do you take a team named after a dumb Disney movie seriously?

  222. crabvader says:

    Hahahaha, love LA fans.

  223. Caper says:

    The Ducks take a fowl.

  224. smiler2729 says:

    Fowl. Duck. HA!

  225. sidhu says:

    Fowler brought some ladies with him!

  226. sidhu says:

    THe main question is when Breezer’s kids are eligible for the draft

  227. smiler2729 says:

    Best fit since Todd Gill became a Shark. Or Mike Eagles went to Washington.

  228. Chorske says:

    Some very YOUNG ladies, Sidhu…

  229. showey47 says:

    sharks have a week dedicated to him

  230. Caper says:

    At some point Satan has to play for the Devils before he retires.

  231. Caper says:


  232. smiler2729 says:

    Ya, by a hare! HA!

  233. Caper says:

    No. By a feather.

  234. crabvader says:

    Ughhh, PG just watching and trying to low-ball other teams for a pick is my guess.

  235. sidhu says:

    PG is going to trade our first and second round picks for a 4th rounder. 

  236. sidhu says:

    Fowler – very composed, great interview.

  237. EricInStL says:

    Yup, steal of the draft ?

  238. EricInStL says:

    mmmmmm pizza…

  239. Keith says:

    It SUCKS being 27th pick.

  240. smiler2729 says:

    Yeah, thanks Halak!

  241. Caper says:

    Not as bad as 62.

  242. crabvader says:

    Another douche bag comment.

    Stop being a smart-ass.

  243. smiler2729 says:

    I think Mrs. Gormley may be our first MILF!

  244. BrianSkrudland says:

    Did McGuire that Gormley gets it? I missed it! Okay, a drink it is!

  245. BrianSkrudland says:

    He even looks like Brad Richards!

  246. smiler2729 says:

    In a quiet librarian kind of way.

  247. EricInStL says:

    Sarah Palin type

  248. Rob says:

    is it just me or is McKenzie STRONGLY implying that one of Richards’ or Gormley’s moms is a whore?

  249. BrianSkrudland says:

    That just replaced the comment about Wang’s kid looking like the boy from ‘Up’ as the line of the night!

  250. smiler2729 says:

    Okay, maybe not.

  251. smiler2729 says:

    Lars Eller is gonna rock. Just a gut feeling.

  252. Chorske says:


    he can play 5 on 5, 5 on 4, 5 on 3, 4 on 5 … shaddap

  253. smiler2729 says:

    The Schwartzes clan has some COUGARS!!!! Man, I’m sinking into pathos.

  254. Caper says:

    This is good. Will Smith’s son was projected to go late in the first. Soemthing may be available at 27.

  255. zozotheclown says:

    Lools like the Schwartz will not be with us

  256. andrewberkshire says:

    So first St. Louis takes our goalie, now they take out undersized, skilled center? Bastards.

  257. Caper says:

    PG’s going to go Russian.

  258. andrewberkshire says:

    It looks like your Schwartz is just just as big as mine!

  259. BrianSkrudland says:

    What did Tallon do for that pick that he requires lip balm?

  260. showey47 says:

    lmao,easily one of my favourite movies of all time

  261. Caper says:


  262. Chorske says:

    now that’s what I call wheelin and deelin

  263. BrianSkrudland says:

    McGuire said he gets it. Drink, fellas!

  264. SlovakHab says:

    So Phoenix obtained Brandon Gormley for Olli Jokinen.. Good for them!


    B.Burke is building the Bruins through the draft.

  265. EricInStL says:

    May the Schwartz’s be with you

  266. andrewberkshire says:

    Gotta love Darth Helmet.

  267. smiler2729 says:

    Cool! The Purple & Gold! Rogie!!! Rogie!!!

  268. EricInStL says:

    Like Sideshow Bob in prison

  269. EricInStL says:

    I’m buzzed right now, I think LA just drafted Marcel Dionne….

  270. Chorske says:

    I wonder if the fans in st louis blog about midgets too

  271. Caper says:

    Holy crap Boone. My arse we’re picking by 9:30.

  272. Caper says:

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!Go ottawa.

  273. smiler2729 says:

    These deals are just killers! David Runblad?

  274. habsfansince91 says:

    i’m seeing two of everything right now

  275. EricInStL says:

    PG is in the bathroom taking a leek like Leslie Nielson did in Naked Gun, so he<s too busy to make a deal.

  276. smiler2729 says:

    Funny Boone. Murray, lip reading. Spit.

  277. BrianSkrudland says:

    Maybe it’s the booze talking, but John Davidson looks like a fatter Jack Layton.

  278. Chorske says:


    only be russians LEFT by the time we pick

    pff 😉

  279. crabvader says:

    So we can’t offer someone like David Rundblad for a pick? Gimme a break.

  280. BrianSkrudland says:

    I hope the Habs draft a Russian so we can enjoy their ladies.

  281. EricInStL says:

    Russian picks are where the chicks are at….

  282. Chorske says:

    gawd, he even LOOKS like Sergei

  283. smiler2729 says:

    OK, the Russian’s mom wins out as first MILF or Bond girl… if that’s his mom.

  284. zozotheclown says:

    Who needs D when you have Halak in nets, St. Louis going for higher risk forwards

  285. EricInStL says:

    Wow for a minute there, I thought you were going to say something you might regret in the morning.

  286. crabvader says:

    They already have a big core of young d-men.


  287. smiler2729 says:

    I wonder if Eklund had E5s on those trades… Rundblad… 56th pick…


  288. captaink4life says:

    Can we draft Tarasenko’s sister at #27?


    You will always be a Canadien in my eyes, Saku

  289. zozotheclown says:

    Last years 17th pick, that would mean trading Leblanc, do we really want that?

  290. SlovakHab says:

    Selected by St. Louis Blues round 1 #17 overall 2009 NHL Entry Draft


    B.Burke is building the Bruins through the draft.

  291. BrianSkrudland says:

    Actually, I think he’s waiting for Gainey to arrive and tell him what to do.

  292. crabvader says:

    I doubt Rundblad is a revelation. I’m saying we have some picks and expendable youth.


  293. Ayan_SB says:

    Believe it or not, Eklund was the first one to call the Plekanec resigning and the Byfuglien trade this week.

  294. showey47 says:

    he looks like a wang?lol

  295. sidhu says:

    Doesn’t former Hab Kovalenko have a trademark on “Russian Tank”??

  296. Exit716 says:
    Murray on the phone:



    Come on Mr. Boone, that’s an obvious typo.

    You meant to type any lisp-readers.


  297. Mike Boone says:

    Cruel … but funny

  298. smiler2729 says:

    I like Bryan Murray. He’s always entertaining to listen to.

  299. BrianSkrudland says:

    The guy has a speech impediment, get over it.

    That may sound a bit harsh, but I don’t see how it’s cool to make fun of someone that can’t help how they speak.

  300. Rob says:

    Crabvader, you should be our next GM.  Apparently you’d be able to aquire any draft pick you want!  that would be a very helpful skill to have on our management team.

  301. crabvader says:

    Lol, gimme a break. Can I not express discontentment towards a man who says he is “happy with his team” that squeaked into the playoffs?



  302. smiler2729 says:

    Seriously, how many of these 1st rounders will ever even play in the NHL?

  303. Caper says:

    Leaf fans would be best to ask this question.

  304. smiler2729 says:

    Colorado Joey Hishon, centre, 5’9″… small is in. Hear that girls?!?!?!

  305. crabvader says:

    That’s like making fun of Bettman for speaking like a dwarf.

  306. Caper says:

    Watson will be sending money home to feed his siblings.

  307. smiler2729 says:

    Mrs. Watson = baby factory

  308. Caper says:

    Austin can buy her birth control now.

  309. crabvader says:

    The Watsons took the Staal family approach to the next level.

  310. Ayan_SB says:

    Whoever came up with the word “lisp” was cruel…but funny.

  311. habsfansince91 says:

    according to Pierre Mcguire, Watson has never gotten a stiff before……

  312. smiler2729 says:

    The miserable one, trucculent… BOOGER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  313. Ayan_SB says:

    Someone give Austin Watson’s family a show on TLC already.

  314. smiler2729 says:

    Does Brian Burke think the hockey world revolves around him? What an A-S-S.

  315. avatar_58 says:

    lol is Burke for real? Of COURSE he regrets it, he just can’t admit it on camera to the fans. It’s just hilarious to watch him act like it’s not true

  316. smiler2729 says:


  317. Keith says:

    TSN pushing the laffs on us. I love that they don’t get a pick until the 67th lol!

  318. crabvader says:

    Trevor Timmins just drank the punch!

    Get a doctor!

  319. sidhu says:

    Mrs Bjugstad – nice

  320. BrianSkrudland says:

    Consensus #1 so far?

  321. smiler2729 says:

    Is Bettman’s ego so big that he has to have the microphone podium set to his height when every freakin’ NHL scout/GM seems to be 6′ +… they’re all bowing down to talk!

  322. shootdapuck says:

    Mr. Hockey gone!




    “The three stars as selected by Red Fisher of the Montreal Star:
    1st star: Henri Richard
    2nd Star: Doug Harvey
    3rd Star: Jacques Plante

    Final score Detroit Red Wings 5 Montreal Canadiens 3”

  323. smiler2729 says:

    Mrs. Jugsstud is a winnah!

  324. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    some idiot habs fan wants to trader gomez and spacek for kaberle

  325. BrianSkrudland says:

    Why can’t McGuire speak like a normal person and not complicate things?!

    Pierre McGuire: Enhance his speed quotient


    Normal Person: He needs to get faster/quicker

  326. howtathor says:

    Boone, if you get a chance read this blog. Almost as entertaining as your own!


  327. ZepFan2 says:

    Don’t you mean Mrs. Juggstad?


    Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.”
    – Sam Pollock

  328. Ayan_SB says:

    Should the Habs pick Kirill Kabonov if he’s available at 27th? Can Gauthier legally adopt him and get him away from his father?

  329. crabvader says:

    That’s because Pierre doesn’t simply talk hockey, he discusses it.

    Like a wine connoisseur, he doesn’t drink the wine, he tastes it.


  330. smiler2729 says:

    And the Penguins draft Danny DeVito

  331. Caper says:

    Because he’s cerebal..ceraabl….. sh-t .smarter than us.

  332. EricInStL says:

    Also gone is the best MILF so far

  333. crabvader says:

    Hell f’n yes.

    However, I bet Pitts takes Russian #2 and Washington will nab Kirill. :(

    [Edit] Lol, shoot and miss on my part, haha.

  334. andrewberkshire says:

    Bennett before Etem? What the hell is going on tonight?

  335. ooder says:

    did i miss anything important?


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  336. EricInStL says:

    The concensus #1 draft pick by far

  337. smiler2729 says:

    Pierre wears Sidney Crosby pull-ups.

  338. Caper says:

    Johnny McF is still there!!

  339. smiler2729 says:

    Etem? Zimbalist Jr.?

  340. andrewberkshire says:

    He doesn’t TASTE whine, he experiences it.

  341. ZepFan2 says:



    Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.”
    – Sam Pollock

  342. sidhu says:

    Beau Bennett = Spicoli

  343. smiler2729 says:

    Yeah, Nick Bjugstad’s mom.

  344. TripleX says:

    Damn you Pens!  I was hoping the Habs would get Bennet.



    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  345. crabvader says:

    No shirt, no shoes, no dice.

  346. smiler2729 says:

    I missed Mrs. Bennet, Boone, unless that was his grandma…

  347. Tis Himself says:

    What’s the deal with this Hari Biagiszi guy from Locomotive Prague?

  348. Caper says:

    LOL-not many will get that.

  349. smiler2729 says:

    I think Pierre McGuire and Darren Dreger need to get married.

  350. sidhu says:

    Normally GMs will congratulate the Cup winning team before announcing their picks — I don’t think one team has congratulated the Hawks tonight.

  351. crabvader says:

    Lol, Pierre getting all butt-hurt because they didn’t pronounce Sheahan well.

  352. ooder says:

    oh ya? very nice looking i presume

    off to google it!


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  353. Tis Himself says:

    Pat Burns should be in the HoF, but dickheads like Jim Gregory kept him out.

  354. EricInStL says:

    You are correct. Wow. Good point.

  355. Caper says:

    I’m still googling.

  356. andrewberkshire says:

    Obviously Jim Nill didn’t GET IT.

  357. crabvader says:

    McGuire smash!

  358. smiler2729 says:

    They’ll congratulate themselves at #30.

  359. BrianSkrudland says:

    Does that count as an excuse to take a drink?

  360. andrewberkshire says:

    Absolutely man.

  361. Rob says:

    of course you can.  i would maybe just vent with slightly more reasonable expectations than to arbitrarily move up in the draft to any position of your choosing.

  362. crabvader says:

    But that’s why I’m on HI/O!

  363. Ayan_SB says:


    Le Canadien négocie avec les Coyotes de Phoenix (22es) pour s’avancer au repêchage.

  364. ooder says:

    they just showed Maloney on the phone

    omg omg omg


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  365. smiler2729 says:

    Nice rug, Tinordi! Very Bobby Hull!

  366. TripleX says:

    Bobby Smith puts them both to shame.  I saw it live a few years ago and am still recovering.



    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  367. ooder says:

    go get Kabanov!!


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  368. crabvader says:

    Do we draft Jarred Tinordi if he’s available? I would.

  369. Ayan_SB says:

    You just said you’d go for Kabanov if he’s available at 27.

  370. Bob Barker says:

    I’m hoping Habs roll the dice with Kabanov. Could be a gamebreaker, best skillset out of any remaining player. He’s also huge.

  371. sidhu says:

    Mark Tinordi let himself go!  Take it easy on those honey buns and budweisers!

  372. EricInStL says:

    Was that Killer Kowalski beside the red wings draft pick ?

  373. ZepFan2 says:

    So the player that’s drafted by the Habs today gets to put on a Habs jersey with the number 10.

    That could be a good omen. Especially if he plays like number 10 did.


    Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.”
    – Sam Pollock

  374. EricInStL says:

    Any chance Kabanov’s mom is a milf ?

  375. Chorske says:

    maybe she looks like Sergei too

  376. sidhu says:

    Tinordi would be great, we need size on the blueline… Galiev wouldn’t be bad either, big guy, from the Q

  377. Caper says:

    Geezus that was nasty.

  378. smiler2729 says:

    I think the Habs need to draft some big lazy guy, a stay-at-home forward type… why not? 27th picks don’t make the show anyway.

  379. sidhu says:

    10pm curfew, in Montreal?  SK74 is probably just getting out of bed right now before he goes out tonight

  380. EricInStL says:

    comon montreal

  381. Caper says:

    Here we go.

  382. zozotheclown says:

    Oh man, who we takin!?

  383. smiler2729 says:

    Wow, a HABS TRADE!

  384. EricInStL says:


  385. crabvader says:


  386. petrov14 says:

    I guess PG was done using the bathroom!

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  387. ooder says:


    Pierre Gauthier did something!

    don’t eff this up!


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  388. ooder says:

    hahahaha nice!


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  389. Keith says:

    OOOOOhh! Now it get’s interesting!!!

  390. Tis Himself says:

    Hari Biagiszi!

  391. EricInStL says:

    Etem ?????

  392. kempie says:

    Trade up for who?

  393. Caper says:

    Geezus pierre-eat something

  394. smiler2729 says:

    Here comes The Veg Man and his cronies…

  395. smiler2729 says:

    Cool! Tinordi. When can he be ready??

  396. kempie says:

    Are they just trying to save money on free hats?

  397. sidhu says:

    Take that, Caps fans — we knocked you out of the playoffs and take Tinordi’s son!

    Great pick, PG!

  398. zozotheclown says:


  399. TripleX says:

    Compared to standpat Bob, PG is a wild and crazy guy!!



    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  400. avatar_58 says:

    WTF??? Streit? Souray? Mcguire it’s 2010, that was AGES ago

  401. gmd says:

    I would have gone for one of the centers still left, like Etem or Pitlick.

  402. Keith says:

    Tinordi!! Beauty pick, good leadership!

  403. crabvader says:

    This is great! He isn’t Kabanov but we are spread VERY thin on our blue line in our prospects system.

    I like this pick!

  404. ooder says:

    holy crap was that his sister or gf?!?!?


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  405. habs fan from stonyplain says:

    i would have rather pysyk but we need size

  406. EricInStL says:

    hahaha, the Justin Bieber look

  407. TheMock780 says:

    Another American defenseman? How well have David Fisher and Ryan McDonough(late of the Habs) worked out?





  408. TripleX says:

    I like drafting second generation kids cause “they get it“.  LOL



    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  409. ooder says:

    so never draft an american defensemen ever again


    “I like what I’m seeing right now,” assessed Markov. “We’re not perfect, but we’re trying to be.”

  410. smiler2729 says:

    Mrs. Tinordi, YES MILF!!!!!!!

  411. SlovakHab says:

    TSN’s Bob McKenzie: The son of former NHL defenceman Mark Tinordi is an absolute physical beast, almost 6-foot-6 and still filling out a frame that is more than 200 pounds. He blew scouts away with physical testing at the Combine. He’s naturally aggressive, a heavy hitter, with outstanding leadership and character, as evidenced by his captaincy on what may be the best U.S. U-18 team ever..


    Size, character and leadership. Hmm. 

    B.Burke is building the Bruins through the draft.

  412. avatar_58 says:

    I like em!

  413. TripleX says:



    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  414. crabvader says:

    LOL! Tinordi is huge!

  415. JIMVINNY says:

    BIG kid.  And physical?  I like.  Hate that he’s another us player (not that he’s american, just that he’s been developed there).  We’ve had too many college player busts.

  416. Tis Himself says:

    The Habs should have left the number off the jersey! Don’t they know their own history.

  417. EricInStL says:

    I think it’s a marketing thing for all teams.

  418. avatar_58 says:

    Haha, I didn’t get that at first

  419. EricInStL says:

    Very good pick, and Mark Tinordi will love poutine…..

  420. Chorske says:

    Wow. Great pick. From a hockey family…. and he can be mean

  421. smiler2729 says:

    Somebody feed Pierre a cheeseburger and poutine.

  422. TripleX says:

    Would you buy a car from this guy?  Yikes!



    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  423. crabvader says:

    Look at that PG cocked eyebrow. What a jerk hahahaa

  424. BrianSkrudland says:

    Can he destroy Lucic in a scrap?

  425. sidhu says:

    I’m happy with this pick, we need size desparately.  He has leadership skills to boot.

  426. petrov14 says:

    I was worried we would pick Kutnetzov

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  427. habsfansince91 says:

    i’m happy with this pick

  428. avatar_58 says:

    He’s got a James Bond esque “Martini, shaken not stirred” thing goin on

  429. crabvader says:

    2 for 2 for Smiler and Skrudland.

    HUGE d-man, hot mom.

  430. zozotheclown says:

    Could be a perfect fit for partner to PK on our top D line many years down the road.

  431. smiler2729 says:

    I guess we can all go to bed now… or go out… or whatever.

  432. andrewberkshire says:

    Here’s a prediction: Tinordi will be a much better NHL player than Dylan McIlrath

  433. sidhu says:

    Mark Tinordi, feed whatever you’re eating to PG, stat!

  434. Chorske says:

    Makes perfect sense- with so much money tied up in forwards, drafting a huge young dman is a good idea

    I can go to bed now.

  435. gmd says:

    Hope so, we don’t need Komo Part 2

  436. crabvader says:

    Leave that to Ian Schultz in all due time.

  437. habsfan_61 says:

    lets hope jared is as rough and tough as dad was. we’ll see in 2-3 yrs i suppose.at least we have back end size with him

  438. JIMVINNY says:

    I’m with you on that.

  439. Ayan_SB says:

    Is anybody already looking forward to Tinordi – Subban as our future #1 defensive pair?

  440. sidhu says:
    • Name: Jarred Tinordi
    • Position: D
    • Shoots:
    • Height: 6-6
    • Weight: 205


    2008-09: Played for the US NTDP Under-17
    squad.  In 42 games vs. NAHL competition, Tinordi scored 2 goals and
    added 13 assists for 15 points.

    2009-10: Captained the US NTDP Under-18 team that competed in the USHL. 
    In 56 games for that team, Tinordi scored 5 goals and added 8 assists
    for 13 points while tacking on 95 penatly minutes.  Tinordi won a gold
    medal as a member of the Team USA squad at the 2010 Under-18 World
    Junior Championships.

    Talent Analysis

    Very solid defensively and tough. Skating is fine. He
    probably does not have the puck skills to be a two-way defender at the
    NHL level, however.


    Has committed to University of Notre Dame for the
    fall of 2010.

    Projects as a top-four defensive defenseman.


  441. EricInStL says:

    Him and Schultz….

    I think MTL is adressing the toughness aspect of the team. All our smaller players will grow 1 inch with him on the team in 2 or 3 years

  442. Tis Himself says:

    Well, if he’s going to UND, he will certainly be better coached.

  443. TripleX says:

    So is Trevor Timmins job on the line with this pick?  I wonder who was behind the trade him or PG.



    “Good judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.”

  444. petrov14 says:

    the Guy is HUGE, I like.

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  445. mrhabby says:

    a great pick..excellent blood lines. if he plays like his dad it will be a super choice..excellent size and hopefully a nasty piece of work to play against down the road.

  446. kempie says:

    I like this pick I guess. Big. I don’t know if I would have traded up but we could have done much worse. Congratulations Mrs. Tinordi, you must be very proud.

  447. smiler2729 says:


    I guess Tinordi’s actually Canadian, his dad was playing in Washington when he was born.

  448. SlovakHab says:

    NESN: The apple didn’t fall far from the tree for the son of former Minnesota North Stars defenseman Mark Tinordi. This 6-foot-6, 205-pound rear guard is a punishing force on the blue line, just like his Dad was. His passion for the game exudes with every shift. Many have said he may be the most NHL-ready defenseman in the draft, and his stock is rising as we get closer to draft day.

    Here’s what Ebbs had to say on Tinordi:

    “This is a big kid that I see playing at the NHL right away. He has that nasty bone, and like [Dylan]McIlrath he can play physical and nasty with a great first pass as well. So he has that skill and size combo that all the scouts like. 

    “A lot of people have compared him to Flames defenseman Robyn Regehr. Certainly, it is one of those situations that he is a simple, big, tough kid that can have an impact and, quite frankly, step right into an NHL lineup because in this era, you can’t spend three years [developing in juniors] because at age 27, they’re potentially gone. So, when you get a player like this that’s drafted at this spot or higher, they’re looking for him to step right in because he has a lot of talent and size.”


    And his NHL.com profile

    B.Burke is building the Bruins through the draft.

  449. likehoy says:

    so i guess this means 6’3 david fischer is going to be off the books.

  450. petrov14 says:

    Yup. If were lucky they will be a poormans Keith/Seabrook combo.

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  451. smiler2729 says:

    He talks like Christopher Walken via Jay Mohr… cool!

  452. Caper says:

    His dad was great-solid and character guy. if he’s half as good as his dad we have a winner.

  453. Tis Himself says:

    The coaching staff at UND led by Jeff Jackson is freaking miles ahead of anyone he would play for in the CHL. Just sit back and watch him develope. Remember that in NCAA D-1, he will be playing against men, not boys.

  454. mrhabby says:

    mrs.tinordi..hot milf.

  455. Chorske says:

    I think PG should get big props for moving up to pick this kid without losing any existing assets.

  456. andrewberkshire says:

    I really hope Tinordi goes to UND instead of the CHL.

  457. Keith says:

    A better skater than his dad! Sounds good to me. Biggest D-man in the Draft. Nice move PG!

  458. CHsam says:

    Good job PG. Go celebrate with some V8 !!

  459. Ayan_SB says:

    Double post.

  460. Ayan_SB says:

    Hah, I was thinking the same.

  461. BrianSkrudland says:

    I turned my attention to their sisters a while back. There should be a calendar for this stuff. Sexy Sisters of NHL Draft Picks.

  462. CHsam says:

    THanks bro… and man I’m thinking youve been busy following sports this summer out of national pride

  463. andrewberkshire says:


  464. Tis Himself says:

    He’s committed to Notre Dame.

  465. andrewberkshire says:

    How’s Notre Dame in your opinion, I know you follow the NCAA very closely.

  466. avatar_58 says:

    Plus Obyrne, Gorges, maybe Carle if he develops? Not so bad on D. I love Markov, but I look forward to a future where his injury doesn’t = the apocalypse

  467. avatar_58 says:

    AHEM – Subban *will* be better than either of those two. You wait. 😉 I believe.

  468. Tis Himself says:

    Very, very solid program. See what I posted above.

  469. novahab says:

    I like this kid big and a great blood line. The Habs are getting bigger so way to go PG.

  470. Caper says:

    Crabvader made the pick.

  471. Keith says:

    Yeah, I say that down the page.

  472. Caper says:

    Wonder if we deal to get a 2nd pick.

  473. BrianSkrudland says:

    I sure hope so. Tinordi is great, but I wonder if PG really needed to make the swap that he did in order to draft him.

  474. Keith says:

    This kid is just what the Habs needed! I’m elated! Well done Habs!

  475. novahab says:

    So does Tornidi start with the Dogs next year. Can this kid play a haif season in the AHL and jump to the big team. I say this kid has the best D coach with his dad wow this could be the steal of the draft.

  476. EricInStL says:

    Nope, we’ll have to wait a good 2 years at least. Let him develop. We have Gorges and PK + Markov for another year, no use rushing him

  477. Tis Himself says:

    He’s going to Notre Dame where he will be coached by Jeff Jackson. Jeff Jackson is the old Dean Blaise. He took an NCAA D-3 program into D-1 and turned them into a powerhouse: Lake Superior State. I think they won two D-1 championships and lost a third one to the Maine team that Paul Kariya played on. He has really turned the program and Notre Dame previously run by Dave Poulin around. two year ago they lost to BC in the NCAA D-1 Final.

  478. SeriousFan09 says:

    Whoa, Canadiens trade up pick an American in the 1st round draft and no one’s panicking? Is this the bizarro Commentariat?


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  479. crabvader says:

    Not when the kid’s dad was a solid d-man and the kid himself is something like 6’6″.

  480. smiler2729 says:

    He’s not really American, just born there to his Canadian parents while dad played for the Capitals… like Zach Parise… Canadian bloodlines!

  481. EricInStL says:

    Will Stan say thanks to Dale ?

  482. kempie says:

    Did Etem break his leg on the way into the building or what?

  483. Gus says:

    Great pick – liking PG’s moves so far (yes, including Halak).  Good start.

  484. amvanimere says:

    We have some decent defencemen in the system, but after Subban I can’t see anyone as more than a 5th or 6th defenceman. This guy’s different. Good pick, Gauthier, and I think it’s more than worth giving up the 2nd for.

  485. Mike Boone says:

    Mac Bennett will be good.

  486. sidhu says:

    Great deal and selection — I hope this indicates that the organization finally realizes what the fans have been saying all along — we’re too small and need to get bigger.  I hope this is a prelude to our July 1st activities, like signing Colby Armstrong or other big, strong players.

  487. BrianSkrudland says:

    Who wants Boone to interview Tinordi’s Mom?

    What would your questions be?

  488. Ayan_SB says:



    GM Dale Tallon trades Horton and Ballard for Wideman, Bernier, Grabner, 2 1st round picks, 2nd rounder and 3rd rounder. (via @goldieonice)

  489. alfieturcotte says:

    Let me understand, we surrender our second round pick for their fourth and a chance to pick 5 selections ahead?  What is Gauthier thinking?  If Tinordi were that good, why wouldn’t he would have gone in the top 15 (or top 10).  Certainly seems like he gave up a lot to move up 5 spots.  Remember, PK Subban was selected in the second round.  Chalk this up to yet another questionable move by Gauthier.  With just a few brush strokes, he has dramatically altered the team’s chance for success in the future.  Fire Gauthier!

  490. MathMan says:

    Habs made a boo-boo.

    Not the pick — Tinordi is a fine pick in the 22 spot. But big physical “shutdown” D-men with limited puck skills are overrated (without puck skills, you CANNOT play top-notch shutdown D) and they are not worth spending an extra second to make.

    Probably not a big deal but that’s a trade they didn’t need to make.

    And I’m worried about the cult of big American D, that doesn’t seem to have done much for the Habs lately.

  491. crabvader says:

    Eller, Kristo, Leblanc, Tinordi, Weber, Subban, Trotter, MaxPac, Palushaj, Engqvist, Nattinen, Avtsin, etcccccccc.

    This is looking nice.

  492. JIMVINNY says:

    I’m impressed with Tallon.  He is making moves, and they all look good for the panthers.

  493. BrianSkrudland says:

    I agree. A nice player, but not necessarily a trade that they needed to make.

    Overall, though, I don’t think the draft position swap will hurt the Habs that much.

  494. avatar_58 says:

    Oh wahhh – it makes no difference what round someone is picked in. You go for what you want right away, and they wanted Tinordi. What happens in rounds 2 and beyond is a crap shoot.

  495. EricInStL says:

    He’ll make Stan Bowman look like a novice. Florida is doing things right, right away.

    Also new MILF alert….

  496. gmd says:

    Did Boone go to bed?

  497. zozotheclown says:

    Yep, I like all his moves so far

  498. BrianSkrudland says:

    He’s like Forrest Gump. He recovered from a leg injury and is now fast as hell!

  499. Mike Boone says:

    Nope. Had to update the HIO main page

  500. JIMVINNY says:

    Big time.  His sisters, too.

  501. MathMan says:

    57th pick? Probably not but it’s where Timmins does his best work.

  502. Tis Himself says:

    Tanking is always in style!

  503. JIMVINNY says:

    I doubt he’s as big of a chocolate lover, however.

  504. crabvader says:

    You’ve probably never seen Tinordi play a game if not even a second of a game.

    Don’t judge his puck-handling skills. That’s why we have coaches who coach at a profesionnal level and a farm team.

    Tinordi is the biggest man in the 1st round and a leader. He’s a good skater apparently and a punishing body.

    I like the pick considering we have no real depth on our blue line and even less physical d-men.

  505. alfieturcotte says:

    Makes no difference what round a player is picked?  What rock have you been living under?  Take a look at the stats, and you will see how many 2nd rounders make it into the NHL compared to 4th rounders.  This is why the players are ranked, Einstein.  With your logic, Taylor Hall might has well been drafter in the 9th round…. 

  506. novahab says:

    Well Tinordi could be and most likely will be two or three years away. Then again he is a big strong kid who can skate and skill will decide where he plays next year. O’Byrne , 6’5. Gll 6’7 and this kid at 6.5 . O’Bryne was one of our best D-men down the streach till JM ruined him. So any chance of this kid being something special as rookie would be ruined by JM. He better off in school or in junior till we get JM out of Montreal.

  507. MathMan says:

    Scouting reports indicate limited puck-moving skills so I’m gonna trust these professionals over my own impressions.

    I could care less about punshing bodies. I’m not a big believer in the impact of physical D-men, which is continually overrated. I’d rather have four quality puck-movers as my top-4, and more’s the better if they’re physical, but I view it as lagniappe. If it’s a guy’s calling card and he’s not good with puck skills and positioning — things that contribute to actual defense — then he won’t be an impact player, and probably not a top-4 D-man unless he is babysat by a Markov type.


  508. Chorske says:

    Disagree. Like I say below, PG got his man (and apparently, Vancouver’s) without giving up any acquired players. Presumably the scoting staff had a look at the 2nd round and thought, MEH.

    This was a great move, nice to see some boldness in PG mixed in with that smarmy braininess.

  509. andrewberkshire says:

    Actually according to scouting reports he’s a deceptively good passer and improved his puckhandling drastically this season. Also McIlrath was drafted 10th overall despite having zero offensive or defensive ability, so I view this pick as a steal.

  510. JIMVINNY says:

    Would have hung on to
    pick number 25 if Tinordi was still on the board. That’s why Gauthier
    moved up.”




    So that’s why Gillis looked so choked.

  511. zozotheclown says:

    Anaheim gets Fowler and Etam well beyond each’s projected rank, lucky steals for them, its not like they traded up for them either.

  512. EricInStL says:

    Etam is the feel good pick of the 1st round

  513. showey47 says:

    Tough to give up the 2nd rouder but it may very have been well worth it. We now have no picks till the 4th round,hopefully that will change by tomorrow morning.

  514. JIMVINNY says:

    WTF was Phoenix thinking using that 27th pick on Visentin?  They could have easily gotten him in the second round, probably with the 57th pick.  That one really blows my mind.

  515. EricInStL says:

    Chicago can’t afford the $$$ of a 1st round pick..

  516. CBrady12 says:

    Islanders just traded two second rounders for the 30th pick, seems pretty much even to what montreal traded for the 22nd


  517. zozotheclown says:

    The kid from “Up” is back!

  518. JIMVINNY says:

    I’m kind of indifferent.  We haven’t been great at drafting in the middle rounds, so I’ll not be upset if they stand pat.

  519. JIMVINNY says:

    Only we got a fourth rounder out of it as well.  We did better, for sure.

  520. SeriousFan09 says:

    Anaheim made out like bandits with Fowler, my father and I were watching the draft and I was just utterly shocked at seeing Fowler and Gormley go that far in the draft. Did no one notice it was an incredibly talented Top-4 group for both sides in the Cup Finals? Several teams are going to look back on this night and beat their heads bloody on their desk. This night also confirms that Glen Sather’s a freaking idiot, again.

     – I shall always remember Captain Koivu. http://habsandhockey.blogspot.com/

  521. BrianSkrudland says:

    The resemblance really is incredible. I just can’t stop laughing about it.

  522. andrewberkshire says:

    Anaheim had a great first round. Fowler and Etem will be great for them.

  523. CBrady12 says:

    jeeze i already forgot what the trade was

  524. MathMan says:

    McIlrath was off the board. Picked way too early.

    I”m glad to read a dissenting opinion about his puck skills. A big guy without puck skills is overrated and has a ceiling as a #4. A big guy WITH puck skills, OTOH… that can be very, very, VERY good.

  525. zozotheclown says:

    I would say Anaheim and Florida are the unobvious winners of the first round, 2 steals for one and 3 picks for relatively little for the other.

  526. MathMan says:

    I’m just a little worried that Gauthier’s “man”, the guy he was willing to spend an extra 2nd on, was a ‘physical shutdown D-man’ type. If you trade up with a second, IMHO, you should try for the home run. You can’t really homerun with a shutdown D, unless he becomes an all-rounder.

    In a way they’re like checkers… you need them, but you don’t go out of your way to draft them.

    OTOH, if he has real puck skills, it’s a whole new ballgame.

  527. JIMVINNY says:

    Not to mention Florida robbed Vancouver blind on the trade for the 25th.  Ballard is good, no question, but worth Bernier and a first rounder?  We’ll see.

  528. crabvader says:

    PG steals Tinordi from Vancouver.

    Like the Hamburgler, minus the ham of course, PG takes off into the night!

  529. crabvader says:

    Grabner is going to be money.

  530. andrewberkshire says:

    Bernier, Grabner and a 1st rounder. Vancouver made a big mistake there, got desperate.

  531. avatar_58 says:

    What I meant is it’s semantics – you LOSE at the draft if you don’t get the good player you need. So let’s say they didn’t trade – Tinordi gets taken. Now what wiseguy? At least this way we got what we needed – a large hithouse

  532. sprague cleghorn says:

    As Bugs Bunny once remarked, “I like it, I like it”.

  533. sprague cleghorn says:

    And while we’re at it, who is this Brian Burke character?  He didn’t seem to be affiliated with any team that made a pick tonight.  And apparently not in the next round either.  And not in next year’s first round. Perhaps he’s been granted some sort of observer status.

  534. Mike Boone says:

    Ballard is average and makes too much money.

  535. JIMVINNY says:

    That’s what I was thinking.  Losing Tinordi must have blinded Gillis with anger.

  536. JIMVINNY says:

    I kind of consider oreskovich and grabner to be a wash, so it’s essentially bernier and a first for Ballard.

  537. HardHabits says:

    Didn’t you get the memo. It’s called “massive rethinking of our roster with our eyes on the future.”

  538. HardHabits says:

    I tend to agree with you. Still 2-3 years away. I just hope they develop these guys properly and not rush them. Nice to see the Habs move up 5 spots after dropping 16. LOL!!! Kidding!!!!!

  539. HardHabits says:

    I think the consensus is that he’s a work in progress. Komi 2.0 is an apt moniker. However his ability to make that 1st outlet pass might give him an edge so hopefully he’s an upgrade on the beta version.

    At first I said oh no not another American but given that 11 went 1st round and his size I am mildy and pleasantly surprised.

  540. HardHabits says:

    Why am I sad all of a sudden?


  541. WarHero says:

    My thoughts and facts about the Habs 1st round pick. – Give the article a read and comment away




    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  542. HardHabits says:

    Guys like you are restoring my faith again, to a point, but still cautiously pessimistic. Nice read though.

    I tend to think that the Habs are going quality as much as they can this draft since they can’t go quantity. I am reluctantly accepting things are moving in a good direction as far as rebuilding is concerned. Hopefully not too little or too spread out over time.

    I’d love to see the day that the Habs have more than one 1st round pick especially two in the top 15.

    More quality drafted players are needed.

  543. Bob Barker says:

    Habs should trade for a second round pick and take Kabanov. We need more pure goalscorers. Hopefully Tinordi develops into a force on the blueline.

  544. Top Corner says:

    Great pick PG….No complaints here , like this kids size , and a future 1st round D man….NICE

  545. santeri says:

    Granlund: Scouts told Mckenzie he’s the smartest kid
    in the draft. Highest Finn ever selected.

    Not really.

    K Lehtonen #2, O Jokinen #3, A Berg #3, M Koivu #6, T Ruutu #9.

  546. petrov14 says:

    No, no, he meant HIGH!

    ______________________________________ Gionta for Captain.

  547. tophab says:

    makes no diff price  1st rd halak 9 rd who,s better.

  548. alfieturcotte says:

    Should have kept the 27th pick, pick up a solid player (emerson etom) and wait for pick 36 – which could have been the Kirill Kabanov or someone of equal stature.   I would take 2 players over tinordi and a fourth rounder…..Fire Gauthier

  549. andrewberkshire says:

    Awesome, this sounds really promising.

  550. Viruk42 says:

    There is a chance he could end up in London with the Knights. Dale Hunter (coach and co-owner of London) and Mark Tinordi played together from 94 to 99 in Washington, so if the Habs ask him to go that route, it wouldn’t surprise me.

  551. Tis Himself says:

    How many players were team mates of Tinordi over the course of his carrer? I don’t think the Hunter connection matters at all. And, at the end of the day, the NHL team has a very limited impact on what happens. They haven’t signed you so let them piss off. I’m reminded of Eric Nystrom whose parents made him complete his studies before turning pro. I think Leblanc is cut from the same fabric. Also, you guys really have to get a grip on what NCAA D-1 hockey is like. BC, the NCAA D-1 champion, would beat the Spitfires worse than Rodney King. They are men for Christ’s sake!

  552. Ayan_SB says:

    I agree with Boone here, I’ve read that Mac Bennet was impressive in this month’s development camp.

  553. SeriousFan09 says:

    Bennett was well-reviewed at last year’s camp as well I recall, I’ve tried to keep an eye on his stats since then. He’s going to join the powerhouse NCAA program at the University of Michigan for 10-11 as well :)

    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

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