The Canadiens are in New Jersey tonight to face the Devils. It is always an exciting game to see the Gionta brothers play against each other, but tonight will be extra special as Habs fans get their first look at Jarred Tinordi. Tonight he’ll be playing beside Francis Bouillon, but as has been the case with all of the other young players in the Canadiens line-up, we should expect that he’ll integrate him into the game very slowly as to set him up for success. Tinordi has an excellent shot at showing something to the management. He’s exactly the type of defender this lineup needs, and will certainly get a little more consideration than Greg Pateryn got – even if Pateryn did an admiral job of filling in for the injured Raphael Diaz.
One thing is for certain: we are unlikely to see Tomas Kaberle, as it has become very apparent over the past few weeks that Kaberle is set to be bought out at the end of the season. Montreal seems content on keeping him in the press-box, rather than risk an injury that could stop them from using the cap-relief buyout that they have to use prior to next season. Too bad for Kaberle, as it seems he’s become a victim of the same scenario that Scott Gomez faced to start the year (not that I am at all a fan of his game).
Go Habs Go!!!