Habs call up Tinordi from Bulldogs

After a day off on Sunday, the Canadiens will practise Monday morning in Brossard and defenceman Jarred Tinordi is expected to be with them.

The Canadiens announced late Sunday afternoon that they have called up the 6-foot-6, 227-pound defenceman from the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs.

In 47 games with the Bulldogs this season, Tinordi has 3-6-9 totals and 70 penalty minutes. In six games with the Canadiens, he has no points and nine penalty minutes.

Tinordi was the Canadiens’ first-round draft pick (22nd overall) in 2010.

Carey Price, after returning home from Sochi with an Olympic gold medal, was slated to meet with the media Monday in Brossard.

The Canadiens play their first post-Olympic game Wednesday night when Team Canada coach Mike Babcock and the Detroit Red Wings visit the Bell Centre. On Thursday, the Habs will be in Pittsburgh to face Team Canada captain Sidney Crosby and the Penguins.

(Photo by John Kenney/The Gazette)

Bulldogs players wait for that call from Canadiens, by Brenda Branswell

Price savours his golden moment, By Ed Willes of Postmedia News

Habs fans need to let Subban Sochi snub go, by Mike Boone

A great win for Canada, but not a great game, by Jack Todd


  1. Luke says:

    Since the Height and Weight discussion is out today, here’s some semi-related info:

    Only two players on the Sudbury Wolves roster are under 6′. And they are both 5’11”.

  2. BriPro says:

    Hockey in the Olympics was an eye-opener.
    It proved the following:

    – No matter how much the coaches and management of Team Canada were second-guessed by all of the couch coaches and GMs across the country, that’s why they’re there, and we’re not.

    – The NHL is a watered-down rendition of its former self. The quality of hockey in the Olympics is definitely hard to match. But going from watching these games to the Habs on a bad night, or the Sabres, Isles or Panthers regularly just proves the point. There are too many teams, with too few elite players per team.

    – Price is among the best, and the primary (if not the only) reason that our Habs are in a playoff hunt.

    – Even without PK, Team Canada’s D are the envy of every hockey nation in the world.

    – If the NHL refuses to send their players to the next Olympics, given in part what happened to Tavares, hockey at the games will definitely be a watered-down affair.

    – I will be going through sports withdrawals for a while, so I can just imagine how our fantastic athletes, of all sports at all levels, will feel with the post-Olympic downtime.

    – Subban should come back with a vengeance, raring to go (with the Wings in town). And what better opportunity for him to prove that he deserved the blue line at the Olympics, at the same level as the others. But he’s taken the high road and conducted himself with grace. This should impress MT. And by extension, MT’s new positive approach with PK will result in a positive impression by the commentariat of MT, going into the end of the season.

    – Finally, I would venture to guess that PK and Jeff Carter have grown closer as a result of these games. Judging by the many images of Carter, between PK and Crosby, seems to show that they appreciate each other. I guess they’ve both matured. Good for them.

  3. HabinBurlington says:

    I think what this past Olympics proved to me was just how incredible the depth of hockey players Canada continues to have. Despite the percentage of players from Canada in the NHL dropping (as other countries increase) the depth Canada had was really the difference.

    I know some countries had injuries to key players, but so did Canada. I think a second Canadian team may well have been able to compete for the bronze medal.

  4. Sportfan says:

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  5. Sportfan says:

    Can someone explain why claritine is a band substance in the olympics?

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  6. Mattyleg says:


    Renaud Lavoie ‏@LavoieRenaud 10m

    Canadiens are now saying Bournival did not skate. Prust did.

    —Hope Springs Eternal—

  7. Do something says:

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

    St. Louis would look good in MTL.
    Criteria met: Quebecois, Small, and can SCORE!

  8. habstrinifan says:

    Any posters with ‘smaller’ kids. Wonder if the Olympic hockey tournament left your kids wanting to be ‘__________’ tomorrow at the rink??

  9. Hobie Hansen says:

    The Olympics proved one thing…The Habs defence is mediocre to just plain bad and Carey Price is amazing.

    Hopefully they fix it!

    • Cal says:

      They proved to me that Canadians can play the dullest hockey in the world and get away with it. Not too many clubs have both Weber and Doughty in the same roster, so I don’t think we have to worry. Most NHL teams’ D isn’t that great, either.

    • Mattyleg says:

      So you’re saying that the best defensive corps in the world makes our team’s defence look bad?

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

      • Hobie Hansen says:

        No. We’ll never be able to match that but the model must be the same. Big, steady and strong! Like I’ve been saying for years.

        6’0 is considered small these days on defence. Unless you’re pronominal like Subban. The Habs need Subban and four or five guys, that are good, ranging from 6’2″ to 6’6″ playing behind him.

        • Mattyleg says:

          The Swedes had big, steady, and strong d-men too, didn’t they?

          -edit- Just checked; average height: 6’2.5″, average weight: 201lbs

          —Hope Springs Eternal—

          • Hobie Hansen says:

            If they were 5’11” and 5’8″ it would have been 6-0 Canada.

            And as you saw, Canada is smart, they had big, strong power forwards on every line to counteract that. Same applies for the forward position.

            Big, strong and talented.

            Habs are too small as we all know already.

          • Mattyleg says:

            Canada’s defence was smaller, but heavier.

            (and everyone knows that ‘big, strong, and talented’ is the way forward. How much do those ‘big, strong, and talented’ forwards cost?)

            —Hope Springs Eternal—

  10. WindsorHab-10 says:

    How is it that Henrik Lundqvist was named to the Olympic All star team and Carey Price wasn’t? 3 goals in 5 games, beat the top 3 teams in the tournament including back to back shutouts of US & Sweden. Makes no sense to me whatsoever.

  11. Ron says:

    Practice underway and goalies are Budaj and one from the Q

  12. Habsrule1 says:

    Interesting to read below how you guys overestimate that 1986 Staley Cup Habs team.

    Larry Robinson was still effective but past his prime. Chelios had played about 150 NHL games and was far from at his best. Ludwig was in his 4th season and was good, but not yet the beast he would become. Rick Green was very good. Even Gainey was in the twilight of his career, and he was the Captain, and said the following:
    “”(Roy) is the person who carried the team.” This is the person who shouldered that good team, not great team, and dragged them through the playoffs and won the MVP.”

    Just sayin’. Price is just about ready to do the same, in my opinion.

    Go Habs Go!!

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

    • Hobie Hansen says:

      I’m not saying that it is possible to ice a defence like team Canada did in the NHL, won’t happen.


      With Markov hopping around on one leg, Gorges sucking for 50% of the games he plays, guys like Bouillon ever setting foot on the ice, Emelin being shaky….Price can be the best goaltender in history and it won’t mean squat!

      The Habs need to 3 or 4 big, strong and steady defencenmen back there! Hopefully those guys are named Tinordi, Pateryn and Beaulieu!

    • Strummer says:

      Thanks for putting that ’86 Cup into perspective regarding Roy.
      He was lights out- he stole games.
      He was Halakian before it was fashionable!

      Let’s also not forget there were 8 or 9 rookies including Roy, and Claude Lemieux who scored in Game 7 O/T against Hartford in the quarter- finals- which had he not scored that goal the whole thing would have been just another disappointing season.

      “It’s just an opinion- I could be wrong”

    • habstrinifan says:

      First post I read and dont know the background to the discussion. But with only the superficial emotional recall and no real ‘analysis’, I am gonna say that you are overlooking the rookies who contributed enormously. Their contribution was not only in goals and assists and hits etc. I absolutely remember the feeling of a ‘rosy’ future based on the Richers, Lemieux, Momessos etc.

      It was a shame that under the complex regime of Pat Burns many of these rookies had problematical experiences and were eventually traded.

      Comparatively speaking, if Price wins us a cup with the ‘current team’ he would have performed a far more herculean task than Roy. That 1986 team was a true HABS team. This current team is about as mediocre as one can get… unfortunately. There is no dynamism on this team.

      In other words, if I were a goalie, I would give up 50% of my salary to exchange teams. Cause the chances of a cup would go up approximately 70%.

    • Cal says:

      Larry was a tower of power during those playoffs, not “past his prime”. In the first game against Boston, one of them ran Roy and was promptly pummeled by Robinson. Chelios was playing great and Ludwig was a beast. Pretending that only Roy played well forgets what Bobby Smith and Naslund did during those playoffs, as well. Here’s a reminder: http://www.hockey-reference.com/teams/MTL/1986.html

      • habstrinifan says:

        Thanks for reminding me of Smith. You make my eyes water for a smooth skating forward like him again.

      • Habsrule1 says:

        Hey, it’s a team sport, but Roy was the biggest reason the Habs won. Give Roy a lesser team, and there’s a better than average chance they still win. Give the rest of them a lesser goalie and the chance becomes zero.

        And look, I love all those guys, but I think even they would agree with me.

        Go Habs Go!!

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

  13. Cal says:

    The answer to Boone’s article above is why? So the old boys club can be perpetuated by not talking about it?
    All of the D played in the Western conference. They trying to say not one Canadian Dman that plays in the East is worth consideration? Vlasic was a turnover machine early on and Bouwmeister had big problems adjusting to the larger ice surface, but PK would have been a problem?
    No, I will not get over this snub. Other teams and their coaches seem to carry their petty jealousies of past Habs success on their sleeves, but that’s okay?
    Lastly, I hope the NHL stays away from the Olympics from now on. If Team Canada is going to play such boring hockey it is no way to showcase the sport. It is the way to drag it down into the mud.

    • Mattyleg says:

      Who exactly is interested in “showcasing the sport”?
      And to whom?

      I leave ‘showcasing’ to spokesmodels and other similarly important people.

      —Hope Springs Eternal—

      • Cal says:

        The purpose of the NHL in the Olympics is to showcase the support so it can garner more fans. Not one Canadian game was what a new fan would call, “Wow!” They were more like, “So, that’s hockey? Heck, it’s almost as dull as curling.”

        • Luke says:

          I thought Canada/US was a ‘Wow’ game.

        • mrhabby says:

          disagree .. the NHL should do what ever is possible to make it the to the next games.

        • Mattyleg says:

          I thought the ‘Wow Factor’™ was pretty high in most of the games.

          I guess if your ‘Wow-o-meter’© is tuned to the ‘Tons-a-goalzz’® setting, then you may have got a false reading.

          Check it out, it’s in the manual on p. 73.

          —Hope Springs Eternal—

          • Cal says:

            It’s not about “tons-a-goalz.” It’s more about “tons-o-opportunities”. Canada barely eked out that win against the US. 1-0 and all I hear about is how wonderful a game it was. It wasn’t. Chess on ice is not what hockey is about.

          • Mattyleg says:

            I think you may have an unnecessarily limited view of ‘what hockey is about’, Cal.

            —Hope Springs Eternal—

        • HabinBurlington says:

          I enjoy the Olympics and I enjoy watching hockey. Therefore, I do want the best players in the world playing in those games. I’m with Luke and thought the US/Canada game was off the charts. I enjoyed the Russia/US game, I enjoyed the Canada/Finland game a great deal also. And despite it being a weird game, the Canada/Latvia game was very compelling. The ultimate David vs Goliath match.

          If the NHL isn’t at the Olympics, I fear the hockey will be reminiscent of the Spengler Cup.

          • Cal says:

            I’d much rather the NHL play its schedule, which is crowded enough, than compress it even more and shut down during the Olympics. I don’t think an 18 day “All Star” break is good for the league.
            A World Cup held in mid-August to early September to me would be a better bet. The Olympics have an under 23 tournament for soccer. Hockey should do the same.

          • HabinBurlington says:

            I hear you on the schedule interruption, that aspect sucks. And if indeed a world cup type event could be held, I would love that. But for the sake of the Olympics, it would be too bad if the hockey talent dropped off. Perhaps they need to run it like the Olympics does with Soccer, where there is an age restricition of I think 23 years old max. and two exceptions per team is allowed. Your idea on that is excellent.

            Essentially turn it into a glorified World Junior Tournament.

            I also think having last years schedule condensed the year before didn’t help matters.

  14. Marcusman says:

    So did we not call Beailieu back up?

  15. HabinBurlington is Canadian says:

    Some of you may recall Jay Onrait and Dan O’Toole, here is their Fox Sports 1 report from the Olympics on the dating app Tinder.


  16. 24 Cups says:

    My biggest fear as a Hab fan going into the Olympics was that certain players would come back and be totally burnt out from the travel and ice time. It now appears that only Carey Price will be impacted in that regard.

    Plekanec, Emelin, Budaj and Markov all had early exits. MaxPac and Subban were never really overextended in any way.

    As for Price, I think a logical rotation for this week would be the following: Price plays Wednesday and Saturday while Budaj starts on Thursday.

    The good news is that Galchenyuk will be back. I hope that MT realizes it’s time to let this kid loose. The team can’t score goals and Galchenyuk and MaxPac are the only gifted snipers on the team. I also think it’s fair to say that underperforming players such as Gorges, Emelin, Bourque and Prust (if healthy) can step it up a bit during the stretch run.

    The four pointer games against Detroit and Toronto will tell the tale this week as a win against the Wings opens up an eight point lead on the final playoff spot.

  17. HabinBurlington is Canadian says:

    Hamilton Spectator’s summation of yesterdays Bulldogs game.


  18. DoopsyDiddler says:

    Well, that didn’t take long.

    New Liberal Party GM Anna Gainey has just traded Justin Trudeau for Joe Clark.

    “We are extremely pleased to have acquired a politician of the caliber of Joe Clark. He is an outstanding playmaker and an excellent orator. Having won the Federal election with the Conservatives, he brings to our team a lot of campaigning experience. Joe is an elite politician who will certainly contribute to the success of our team for years to come” said Liberal Party GM Anna Gainey.

  19. Steeltown Hab says:

    Where is Tinordi going to play that’s what I want to see.

    Also, considering we pretty much have no room for 4th line or bottom d-paring depth to be added. Do we think Bergevin makes any moves before the deadline?


    Lars, PK, Galchenyuk, Gallagher, Emelin, Bournival, De La Rose – @J_Perez22

  20. habsguru says:


    agree it was a dick move to sit on the results until 20 minutes before puck drop, but it was the SWE team management that dropped the ball. they could have filed for an exemption and didn’t. it all could have been avoided. also, a lot of posters are complaining that is stupid to ban such a drug that could not enhance performance. I’d like to point out that is has nothing to do with it being a PED, but a masking agent to hide other PED’s that would have an advantage.

    • habs-hampton says:

      There’s lots of blame to go around. I just hate to see a blemish on the event, that could of been avoided.

    • New says:

      Michael Farber of SI wrote the definitive article on this back in 98. It even quoted a few Habs players on their habitual use of the substance. Sorry, tried to insert the link to that and a “what we know” article but the HIO machine kicked the whole thing to the hinterland. Google it if you want. Backstrom got caught with more than the allowed limit. Seven years of using any substance diminishes the effect of the standard dose.

  21. arcosenate says:

    This is one further sign of the apocalypse;


    This guy is OK, but $13 million per year?

    That’s more than Crosby makes.

    Baseball and the Yanks are nuts.

  22. Commandant says:

    Goalies rumoured to be available at the Trade Deadline, and my predictions.

    Go Habs Go!

    • Kooch7800 says:

      Jaro Halak….oh how the mighty have fallen 🙂

      Do you think the habs will move some players out for picks Ben?

      “Lets Go Canada”

      • boing007 says:

        Jaroslav Halak, St. Louis Blues
        2013-14 Stats: 24-8-4, 2.26 GAA, .915 SV%, 4 shutouts.

        His stats look pretty good to me.

        Richard R

        • CJ says:

          Stats are good, no question. That said, playing behind that defence, who surrender so few scoring chances, they should be a lot better. I have watched him play on a number of occasions. He either seems to get a shutout, or pulled. reminiscent of the first round series against the Capitals. People fail to recall the number of times he was yanked during that series.

          St Louis needs more consistency. They won’t get it from either Halak or Elliot. As a pending UFA, it makes abundent sense to move him now.

  23. HabinBurlington is Canadian says:

    What kind of beer to the U.S. send to Canada to settle the bet?


  24. Luke says:

    Not sure if this has made it’s way here yet, but TSN has their trade deadline “Playbooks” up.

    Here’s the link to the East, and of course the Habs:


  25. HabinBurlington is Canadian says:

    Perhaps the best part of the Olympics from a Habs perspective, is it appears none of our participants suffered any injuries (aside from egos) at the tournament.

    And a small tidbit, Maple Leafs are one of 5 NHL teams whom did not have a single player win a medal.

  26. habs-hampton says:

    Not that it would have mattered in the outcome of the game, but I think the IOC has a lot of explaining to do with the handling of the Backstrom case yesterday. I think Sweden and Backstrom got shafted bigtime! I’m not saying he’s innocent, but the way it was handled made testing of a “B” sample impossible, and they waited until almost game time to announce it, so there was not time to appeal it or even find out what was going on. Typical IOC.

    • Chuck Kept Calm and Carey'd On says:

      How did he get shafted? Before the Olympics they’re supplied with a list of stuff to NOT take, as well as a 24-hour emergency number to call to get advice on what they CAN take.

      Backstrom didn’t do his due diligence, and it burned him. If he had played by the rules, how the IOC handles his sample isn’t even an issue.

  27. Maritime Ronn says:

    @JohnLuTSNMtl: #Habs Carey Price will meet the media at Brossard at 11 am today. What a whirlwind 24 hours he’s experienced.

  28. rhino514 says:

    Re Price:

    The Swedish game wasn´t much of a contest, they were missing key players. But Pricer did make a couple of really tough saves vs the Finns and the U.S. More importantly, the fact he didn´t let in one shaky goal in such a pressure packed tournament is in istself impressive.
    I don´t usually go in for this stuff; but these games definitely gave Price “Cred”; he will definitely be regarded as one of the elite goalies in the league from now on. More importantly, I think it will make him a more confident goalie going forward.
    He´s also going to be the goalie for Canada for the foreseeable future.
    So a great event for Price and good news for habs fans; if he would have backed up Luongo he would not have been able to take this huge personal leap.
    We don´t know how long it is going to take for the young Dmen in the system to assert themselves, but when they do, Price´s stats will be even more impressive.

    • Chuck Kept Calm and Carey'd On says:

      According to the talking heads on Toronto sports radio, Price will be depressed, disillusioned, and will regress once he’s back playing with the Habs. They also said that he got the easiest ride of any goalie in the tournament.

      Really? An easy ride? At what point during his 5 games would giving up a goal NOT have changed the complexion and possible the outcome of the game? After they went up 3-0 on Sweden in the gold medal game?

      Ask Tukka Rask what giving up a couple of ‘average” goals did for his team against Canada.

      • Luke says:

        Well, now that the gold medal has been won, it’s time to start dumping on the medalists. It has to happen. It’s the Canadian way. We just can’t be happy.

        I’m waiting, and perhaps I’ve missed already missed it, for some one to pop in here and suggest that Price should be traded while his value is sky high since he really isn’t half as good as he looked behind that epic team defense.

    • New says:

      Price was fine before and he’ll be fine now. The only thing changed is some people’s viewpoints. Others will never change.

  29. Ian Cobb says:

    Here are a few of my thoughts about our gold medal win, and the reasoning behind PK watching.

    First, we played a flawless defensive game and throughout the tournament. Price was great, three goals against is unheard of in such a tournament.
    The coaching and discipline on the ice was impeccable, everyone bought into the plan.
    This is exactly how hockey should be played without the goons in the game in the NHL bush league.

    As far as the snub on PK is concerned. First he was the rookie player on the D, so played a back up roll in case of injury.
    Second he is still learning how to become a premier D in his business. He learned a ton just being part of this team I am sure.
    He will be the number one D in the NHL one day, but still needs to learn a little more discipline as far as taking some poor penalties and taking dangerous chances with the puck turning it over is concerned. He will have the confidence of the coaches the second time around for sure.
    But both men and women showed the world who is the number one hockey country on the planet.!!

  30. HabinBurlington is Canadian says:

    We now return you to your regularly broadcast show.

  31. Luke says:

    Good morning folks!

    Tinordi called up. Nice. Hope he plays as well as Beaulieu was prior to the break.
    I assume NB is remaining in Hamilton for a few games while JT gets a look. Perhaps a litte pre-trade deadline evaluation.

    • Maksimir says:

      After Tinordi gets a few games, I hope they give Pateryn a chance too.

      • Kooch7800 says:

        I would pretty much put money on it that he will. The habs need to see where he is at at the NHL level and it is also good for the player.

        “Lets Go Canada”

    • Kooch7800 says:

      I think it is just part of the development cycle really. They did basically the same thing last year. bring them up for a few games and then they can see where need work at the NHL level and the player can also see the difference in speed and competition.

      I would imagine Pateryn will get a few games as well this year.

      Depending on the deadline though they could have one up for more than just a few games.

      “Lets Go Canada”

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