Tinordi excited about making his NHL debut

Jarred Tinordi, the Canadiens’ first-round pick (22nd overall) at the 2010 NHL entry draft, is excited about making his NHL debut against the Devils Saturday in New Jersey (7 p.m., CBC, RDS, TSN Radio 690).

“I didn’t really expect it, but obviously that’s pretty exciting,” Tinordi said about being called up from the Hamilton Bulldogs.

The 6-foot-6 defenceman is hoping to have family in attendance at the game.

“New Jersey is about a three-hour drive from home, so we’ll see,” said Tinordi, who grew up in Maryland near Washington, D.C.

His father Mark played on the blue line in the NHL, including five seasons with the Washington Capitals.

Tinordi will be parnered with Francis Bouillon on the blue line.

Michael Ryder has a lower body injury and didn’t travel with the team to New Jersey. The Canadiens called up forward Mike Blunden from Hamilton to take his place.

Game Preview: Canadiens vs. Devils

Tinordi excited about NHL debut, by Brenda Branswell

Habs sign Desharnais to four-year extension, by Brenda Branswell

Desharnais finally hits the jackpot, by Stu Cowan

Gallagher a favourite for Calder Trophy, by Pat Hickey

Players taking bigger hit in escrow payments, by Pat Hickey

Habs rookies pick up tab, by Pat Hickey

Two goalies were part of Dick Irvin’s bottomless bag of tricks, by Dave Stubbs

Devils set to honour goaltending guru Jacques Caron, by The Star-Ledger 


  1. habs11s says:

    Why must Cogeco block out the OTT vs BUF game on Sportsnet?!


    “How would you like a job where when you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?” -Jacques Plante

  2. I had a small post on the same topic as Stubbs’ story as well.


    The mention of the Leafs getting the first shutout in Dave’s post was correct, he just had the wrong date.


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  3. habs11s says:

    Fun fact: Scott Gomez has as many points as Erik Cole so far this season


    “How would you like a job where when you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?” -Jacques Plante

  4. NL Hab says:

    A lot of Kristo talk going on in here as if he is a Hab. He is not signed by the Habs and will be a UFA on Aug 15th. The only way he ends up a Hab is if they sign him once the NCAA is over for the year and he burns one of his ELC years this year. If the Habs don’t do this, there is no way he becomes a Hab. I know a lot of people will talk about how he is such a great guy for finishing his degree and helping the Fighting Sioux win a Championship. The other reason he is doing this is so he doesn’t have to play in Montreal and can sign with whoever he wants this summer. Until he signs with us(Which he won’t), we should stop treating him as one of our prospects.

    Et Le But

  5. HabinBurlington says:

    So it appears Leafs are taking McLaren out of lineup to put Lupul in. This now means McLaren, Brown and Kostka no longer in lineup. 3 of their more common pugilists from earlier in the season.

  6. NL Hab says:

    Good for DD to get that contract. I have never been a big supporter of him, but I am happy he got this contract which should set him and his family up for life. So good for him.
    I’m very excited to see how Tinordi responds to the level of play at the NHL level. I watched him play the Ice Caps a few months ago and he looked solid. I’m going to the Hamilton and Ice Caps game tonight. Very excited to see our other young prospects. Beaulieu looked amazing the last time I see him play and it sounds like he has gotten even better. Very interested to see how LL and Bournival are playing also. I will update the forum later on tonight on how are young guys have progressed.

    Et Le But

  7. L Elle says:

    Headless Hedberg

    Cracks me up every time!

  8. ont fan says:

    Watching some of the Ranger, Pens game. Pens skating circles arround N.Y. Defense is terrible. Rangers cannot get out of their end. How does the brass keep their jobs.

  9. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    Looks like another road game snore-fest tonight. Never realized that Bryce Salvador is the Devils captain…Bryce Salvador?

    “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

  10. Timo says:

    Is HIO against fighting? I thought they were. However, last few days most of the articles regarding Tinordi and his dad have been posted with the clips of them fighting.

    • Loonie says:

      Here’s the funny thing Timo. The people who were begging for a fighter got Prust, many of them still aren’t happy. Not like Prust lead the NHL in fighting majors last year and has dropped the gloves plenty this season. Most of them opined that the reason was for protection.

      Those people who want Prust replaced with a heavyweight by large majority have something else in mind.

      I sincerely believe that many of those fans want a Hab to make a murder scene of the Bell Centre.

      They want blood, paralysis and death. They want the next guy who takes liberties with a Hab to be taken off of the ice on a gurney.

      Until it actually happens, then they feel remorse.

      There’s something inherently wrong with people who want to see another human being knocked out cold.


      • piper says:

        whoever wants Prust replaced must not watch any games.

      • habs-hampton says:

        I agree. Do these posters want a team like the Leafs? Sure the Leafs are winning lots of fights, but they’re not even going to make the playoffs… as usual.

      • The Dude says:

        Loonie ,keep your they statements too yourself and here’s why….One fighter does not make a tough team and in the NHL you need many fighters “who play a good game ” to deal with teams like Boston. And I’ll say to you and others ,if you don’t agree , YOUR NOT A HAB FAN AND A TRUE TROLL! 👿

        • Loonie says:

          Oh I know man.

          The Blackhawks, Penguins and Red Wings have just been stocked full of fighters.

          Unless you have the power to delete my account I wouldn’t be holding my breath on that first request by the way.

          Edit: Since the lockout only two teams that have won the Cup ranked in the top 15 in fighting majors.


        • Psycho29 says:

          @ The Dube:

          So anyone who doesn’t agree with you should “Keep your statements to yourself” ???


      • JUST ME says:

        You make a good point that nobody dares to admit. What is the next limit to reach in hockey ? Death is the ultimate one . Remember how we felt like on the Max Pac/Chara day ? It was awful but was a new plateau of violence that we never thought we would witness. I a sick way it brought us excitement…

        Why else would fans want more muscle when your team is number one,has been for a while and can compete with most of their opponent ? So they absolutely need to match the cavemen from Boston or skate like the Pens ? Obviously they are aiming for the second option and that`s o.k. with me.
        The number of trades suggested here to get goons for a second or first round pick or for one of the few promissing prospects we have in the organization makes you wonder what kind ogf hockey people really want ? Winning or bloody ?

      • jrshabs1 says:

        Shame on me!

        Go Habs Go!!

    • The Dude says:

      Timo,HIO is against anything the Habs are not . If the Habs are a small team that means they’re a fast team and the big teams are slow bullies who have the Refs in their pockets…. 🙄

    • ffenliv says:

      HIO is filled with fans, like any other super-dedicated fan site, that hate things the team doesn’t have, right up until they have them.

      See: Brad Marchand, Brendan Gallagher

    • 2mins4lookinsooogood says:

      Bread and circuses Timo …

      Personally I try to ignore the internet tough guys who post about needing tough guys, more fighters, nuclear weapons and drafting Aircraft carriers to play on the wing against Boston.

      But It is almost barbaric that a first round draft choice, a pedigree kid of a better than average NHLer gets talked about in terms of who he can fight and when.

      If you accept that hockey is 10 percent about “tough guys and fighting” and 90 percent about actually playing hockey (time was chosen by guessing how much the average “tough guy” plays per game), if half or more of someone’s posts to this site are about “fighting the bruins”, then they are not really a hockey fans, hab fans or a sport fans at all.

      The homoerotism of strpped down men in cages is really their thing

      “Don’t crush that dwarf Alex Henry, hand me the pliers”

  11. habs_54321 says:

    im glad chris nilan is taking over the intermission on tsn690 you get tired of the same perspectives over and over again, what happened to randy tieman?

  12. Chrisadiens says:

    Question…What’s the deal with call ups from Hamilton? Aren’t teams only allowed a certain number of call ups per season? I remember a couple years ago the Habs ran into some trouble with injuries and only had so many call ups left. Any info is appreciated.

    Chrisadiens and HabFan10912, one of the few father son tandems on HIO.

    • Vinny Red says:

      For some reason I have it in my head that the restriction only comes into place after the trade deadline. But I also remember seeing somewhere that was something they were looking to change with the new CBA, but I don’t know if that ever got written into the new agreement

      • NL Hab says:

        Yeah, I think they corrected that issue in the last CBA. It was a really dumb rule anyways. I just checked for it online but never found any info on it. I still don’t think the CBA documents have been published yet.

        Et Le But

    • Loonie says:

      The transaction limit is essentially non-existent because they can dip into call-ups on an emergency basis when the limit is exceeded.

  13. habs001 says:

    Adding an experienced player for the playoffs (Peverley type that helped Boston win the cup) would be good….But i still believe if the pk does not get better it will cause a lot of problems in the playoffs and may be one of the main causes of losing a series…

  14. savethepuck says:

    Any chance the Caps and Rangers can win on the road today to help our boys out.

    “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
    Carey Price

  15. frontenac1 says:

    Hola Amigos! Got my Green Duds on,had a couple of Irish Coffees,and heading to the Saloon! Seamus O”Blunden called up?Sweet Hands! “May you be half an hour in Heaven before the Devil knows you’re dead” Saludos!!

  16. Timo says:

    I know I will not be impressed with the outcome of the game tonight. Just that feeling I have.

  17. youngwun says:

    I love Travis moen but I don’t think he’s earned a spot to play with gio and pleks tnite! I don’t like that. Id rather they put Armstrong with pleks and gio. Army can score if you give him better linemates and more ice time.

  18. WindsorHab-10 says:

    We’re missing key players for any game we play. Sticking to the system & playing the way we’re capable should be good enough to get us a victory tonight. Go Habs!!!

  19. commandant says:

    Speaking of Kristo, how about a player potentially available from another team.

    Anders Lee is a junior from Notre Dame who was a late round pick for the Isles in 2009. He played a year of USHL before joining the Irish. He could be a free agent by de-registering from school in the same way that Justin Schultz did last year.

    A big Centre (6’3″) with goal scoring ability and who has really improved his skating and defensive play at Notre Dame. He would be sought after if he went the free agent route.

    Go Habs Go!
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  20. DDO_Habs_Fan says:

    On a side note they should have called Nilan’s show “In the Box”…was it already taken? I don’t know about “Off the Cuff”. All I know is if Marinaro opens his mouth like he used to with PJ, the “Intermission” will become the “Emergency Room”…

    “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

    • otter649 says:

      Imagine there maybe some disappointed people at TSN690 who filled in at the Mid-Day Show (possibly others in Montreal Media) & lost the host job to someone with little experience in the radio business but had a popular name and not much more other than being a friend of Mitch Melnick – Anyways good luck to Mr Nilan as he’s gonna need it……

  21. HabFab says:

    Moen moves up to replace Ryder and Blunden will play on the 4th line. Blunden obviously has managed to escape St John’s where he was fogged in last night.

  22. db says:

    Completely unrelated:

    Y’all should download the new Hendrix album. Yes, I know he’s dead but that doesn’t stop much apparently. It’s vintage Hendrix, I just wonder what took so long to release this.

  23. piter says:

    oh great…just read that the refs for tonight are: hasenfranz and lee

  24. Bill says:

    Likehoy: a thousand times yes. The Habs have picks and prospects galore. One of each could be cashed in for crucial help right now.

    The objection to this idea is “we want to be successful long term”. Well if by successful you mean a contender for the foreseeable future, that depends on a lot of things, and cannot be guaranteed: but I guarantee that trading one prospect / pick is not gonna decimate the Habs depth for the next five years! And it would help a lot right now when something rare and special is happening to this team.

    • Danno says:

      Good judgment combined with good timing is the key to success and I feel confident that Marc Bergevin has both.


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    • Loonie says:

      I agree Bill. There’s just some players(Beaulieu, Tinordi) that I wouldn’t consider moving today.

      In my opinion every other prospect not currently with the Habs can be had.

    • likehoy says:

      to be successful long term, the habs have to win a championship today, and it builds a culture behind it.

      The first trophy opens the way for more trophies.. that’s how championship teams work.

      Take the Red Wings and the Sharks for example.. both have similar records over the last 15 years but who would you rather face in the playoffs? the Sharks cause the Red Wings have a winning pedigree and mentality.

    • DDO_Habs_Fan says:

      You already know my opinion…trade assets for assets not rentals. Anyway, one question: if the Habs did make a deal, where would that player fit?

      Forwards: With everyone healthy, White and Dumont are the healthy scratches. A starter would have to get moved to bring in another forward..no?

      Defencemen: With everyone healthy, Boullion is the only one with a chance of being scratched…and a small chance at that. Do you replace him or bring in a reserve? My dream is to trade a starter and whatever to get a 25 min/game top 2 to play with PK but that is never going to happen.

      All this talk is nice but I just don’t see any room for another starter. Maybe MB deals Bourque’s contract (like Cole)? Who knows. In the end, it will all be about Price in the playoffs anyway.

      “You’re always, always, always looking to make your team better. Always.”- Marc Bergevin

      • likehoy says:

        we could use a big bruiser on defense to play with Diaz when he comes back

        Markov – Emelin
        Gorges – Subban
        Bouillon/pick up – Diaz

        it’ll help with playoff match ups to be able to put in a big guy who will be good to play against physical teams, and then we could put bouillon back in for games we need mobility

        I think many people would agree that Galchenyuk is NOT playoff ready. If we’re serious about this year, we need to pick up another depth player that can play in the top 9 and rotate Galchenyuk in when we need a surprise. Look at the 2011 cup winning Bruins, they felt Seguin wasn’t ready, and he only played 13 games, all after the 2nd round.

      • Mr_MacDougall says:

        +1000.. I’ve typed similar posts many times.. falls on deaf ears.

    • Old Bald Bird says:

      Perhaps, but proceed with caution, not reckless abandon.

    • savethepuck says:

      Starting this again Bill?
      Actually I didn’t say it the other day, but I agreed with you. There should be a few untouchable IMO, besides that, we have to have faith in management keeping the right guys. There is no way every good prospect in the organization is going to make the Habs unless people think Subban, MaxP, Eller, DD, Emelin, Price, Gally, Chucky, etc…are all going to retire in their late 20’s..

      “They don’t hang Conference Championship Banners from the rafters here”
      Carey Price

  25. HabFab says:

    Graduating Prospects;

    Oliver Archambault
    Darren Dietz
    Danny Kristo
    Dustin Walsh
    Magnus Nygren
    Daniel Pribyl
    Kyle Klubertanz has already played a season in Hamilton and is not listed as a prospect any more on the Habs web site. However, the Habs retain his rights until June 30th.
    Dalton Thrower due to his late December birth date and having played 4 years in the CHL can opt like Beaulieu to turn pro a year early.
    Nygren has signed an extension with his Swedish team so there are questions about the Habs retaining his rights. With the exception of Thrower, the Habs have to sign these players or lose their NHL rights.

  26. Sportfan says:

    Sigh that unfortunate time again work, some really good topics discussed today was really interesting. Have a great day and enjoy the game guys and gals! Off to work then the bar :D!


  27. Say Ash says:

    Tinordi’s like a Gudbranson type or what?

  28. 24 Cups says:

    Lots of talk these days about future prospects. The latest copy of Future Watch by THN just came out this week. Like most player rankings, it’s a bit dated but I found it interesting to look at their reviews of the 2003 and 2008 top fifty rankings. These rankings are not based on that specific draft year but rather the prospects who were not in the NHL at the time of the ranking (as an example, Carey Price was #1 for 2008 even though he was drafted in 2005)

    For 2008, 13 of the top 50 never went on to be NHL regulars (two are deceased) That’s a 27% failure rate for the cream of the crop. Some of them were 20 or 21 when the listings were created.

    2003 was a stellar draft year. Some of the players have elected to play in Russia so it’s a bit more difficult to rank them in terms of NHL success. It’s strictly my judgement call. For 2003, the total of non NHL players is around 15. That’s a failure rate of 30%.

    Montreal right now has about 15 prospects that you could say are legit. Out of that list, two are presently making their mark with the big club. Two players, Galchenyuk and Beaulieu made the top 50 while Tinordi came in at #72. If four more eventually make it, that should bode well for the future of the team.

    • likehoy says:

      It’s great to have top prospects and a lot of it has to do with developing them properly to succeed in the NHL, but there’s going to be a time where we have to deal prospects for an existing proven NHLers to improve your team today

      I wonder if we should do it this year?

      A lot of talk about dumping veterans for prospects, but you don’t win stanley cups with prospects.

    • rnnoble says:

      It’s always interesting to see those kinds of lists, and I think it underscores the uncertainty of prospects, let alone draft picks. Sometimes, you read comments on this or other forums, and you get a sense that the only goal for a GM should be to stock up draft picks. There is obviously value to filling the pipeline, and some GMs are too cavalier about trading away that future, but some fans seem to think that first round draft picks are the end goal, and keep talking about trading away players for picks. Sometimes, a decent current NHLer is more important than a future unknown crapshoot.

  29. commandant says:

    A look at what Tampa may have on the market in terms of available UFA rentals.

    This might be a team capable of providing toughness that some here want.

    They also have a former hab who is a favorite of at least one poster


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