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#1 Andy Pred 48

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 04:34 PM

Looking at the roster's for the pre season camp, I really do like the look of
this kid. Been the Petes captain and is a goalscoring centre. Now I know
we are stacked at centre, but here is a guy who has been hitting the net on
a regular basis, if he could move out to the wing with no problem I think the
coaching staff may have a player who'll not only do a job but save them alot
of cap space. ie no need to sign some leftover ufa/fa that hasn't got a club yet.
He's played 324 games for the Petes and has 155+136=291pts and 310pims.

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Posted 02 September 2006 - 05:02 PM

I have a feeling that a player who can't even average a point a game in the OHL is really ready for a spot on a play-off caliber team without a stop in the AHL.

Now to be honest I've never once saw this kid so maybe he is, that'd just be my guess.
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Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:19 PM

QUOTE(cap20066 @ September 2, 2006 - 06:02PM) View Post
I have a feeling that a player who can't even average a point a game in the OHL is really ready for a spot on a play-off caliber team without a stop in the AHL.

Now to be honest I've never once saw this kid so maybe he is, that'd just be my guess.




The fact that he went undrafted would seem to back up your opinion. Nevertheless, I can see Holland picking him up for AHL duty and a good long look if he does well, much like Jason Williams, Nate Robinson, Brett Lebda, and Darryl Bootland.


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Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:32 PM

QUOTE(eva unit zero @ September 2, 2006 - 06:19PM) View Post

The fact that he went undrafted would seem to back up your opinion. Nevertheless, I can see Holland picking him up for AHL duty and a good long look if he does well, much like Jason Williams, Nate Robinson, Brett Lebda, and Darryl Bootland.


Tardif was drafted 112th overall by Calgary in the 2003 draft. I really like the look of this guy and i hope Holland signs him. He had alot of invites from Nhl teams this year but he chose the Wings.

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Posted 03 September 2006 - 03:32 PM

QUOTE(Hatcher#2 @ September 2, 2006 - 07:32PM) View Post


Tardif was drafted 112th overall by Calgary in the 2003 draft. I really like the look of this guy and i hope Holland signs him. He had alot of invites from Nhl teams this year but he chose the Wings.




And he went undrafted in 2005, when he was again eligible to be drafted as the Flames never signed him.


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Posted 10 September 2006 - 11:13 AM

Your all right on the draft issue's, we drafted Dan McGillis and gave up on him!. Looks like people and coaches opinion's don't always agree.
Ever heard of a late bloomer, not saying that Tardiff will make
it but maybe the Wings coaching staff may have some headache's
with the prospect's camp. Pyett and Qunicey are doing well and Pyett
was our last pick in the draft this year, so you never know I mean Lebda
wasn't even a draft pick and people are saying he should be on the Wing
roster at start of the season. Lets hope we unearth a gem and also save
some kitty for the playoff push.
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Posted 25 September 2006 - 03:15 AM

QUOTE(Andy Pred 48 @ September 10, 2006 - 12:13PM) View Post
Your all right on the draft issue's, we drafted Dan McGillis and gave up on him!. Looks like people and coaches opinion's don't always agree.
Ever heard of a late bloomer, not saying that Tardiff will make
it but maybe the Wings coaching staff may have some headache's
with the prospect's camp. Pyett and Qunicey are doing well and Pyett
was our last pick in the draft this year, so you never know I mean Lebda
wasn't even a draft pick and people are saying he should be on the Wing
roster at start of the season. Lets hope we unearth a gem and also save
some kitty for the playoff push.


Our defense when McGillis was traded included three guys who were top six in Norris voting that season, and got us Kirk Maltby, who was a key part of the Wings for a while. Tell me you wouldn't have made the trade.

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:50 AM

Wings org have kept him within the org by giving him a job
down in Toledo. He's made a pretty good start and so far leads
the team in pts with 4+4 after 8 games and is also leading the
Storm with a +5 rating.
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Posted 30 December 2006 - 07:57 AM

Has just been called up to the AHL by Iowa Stars. Leads the Storm with 25 points in 25 games. Will keep a close watch on his progress.
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Posted 30 December 2006 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE(Andy Pred 48 @ December 30, 2006 - 07:57AM) View Post

Has just been called up to the AHL by Iowa Stars. Leads the Storm with 25 points in 25 games. Will keep a close watch on his progress.




He's not under contract to the Wings. You'd think GR would have shown some interest somewhere along the line; But Iowa belongs to some other team. He's basically a free agent, and he's now giving someone else a free look. I liked what I saw of him, but maybe he reallt IS too slow.

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Posted 04 March 2007 - 02:41 AM

Looks like he is making steady progress as a Griff now. He signed from the Toledo Storm and moved up to the Griffs with Wings prospect McGrath. Had a natural hat trick last night in the road loss to the Crunch. He has 5+3 in 11 outings for the Griffs so far and has been kept on by the coaching staff.
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Posted 12 March 2007 - 02:53 AM

After 15 games with the Griffs he has 7+5 and is a +2.

In comparison to Wing prospect McGrath who has played
in 46 games and has 5+3 and is a -4, although since going
down to Toledo he seem's to have come back better for it.

Whilst in Toledo McGrath played 9 for 6+9 and +4, where Tardiff
played 34 times and had 10+20 and was -5.

Weird how some players can perform better at a higher level than
others can, will be interesting who gets the nod come playoff time
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 02:37 AM

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 12:35 PM

He plays xbox? I must find his gamertag...

I like his favourite player is Darren McCarty. He certainly could grow to be a hockey player just like him if he bulked up a little bit more. He already has the skill and nasty streak.

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 03:40 PM

What does everyone here who has seen Tardif play think this up coming season?

Has he had enough AHL time and is ready to come up in a 13th forward role or is this guy a career AHLer because of his speed?

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Posted 29 March 2010 - 10:29 PM

I dont think his foot speed is much of an issue anymore...



As the Griffins coach has said before, Tardif does the little things that win you games. Battling for the puck in the corners, leadership, screening the net, sticking up for teammates...

However Ive always had the feeling hes never going to make it to Detroit. He's a 4th line NHLer for sure, but I dont think hes Detroit's type of 4th liner. Im not gonna go into why, we all know.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 10:32 AM

I dont think his foot speed is much of an issue anymore...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCvwdmiF6h4

As the Griffins coach has said before, Tardif does the little things that win you games. Battling for the puck in the corners, leadership, screening the net, sticking up for teammates...

However Ive always had the feeling hes never going to make it to Detroit. He's a 4th line NHLer for sure, but I dont think hes Detroit's type of 4th liner. Im not gonna go into why, we all know.

He seems like the type of player Babcock would vouch for to have in the line up. Adding a guy like him on the 4th line, Abdelkader and maybe one more guy not necessarily an enforcer but like a Travis Moen type would really make this team alot tougher. I just hope he doesn't end up like a Ben Ondrus type guy from the leafs.

Edited by newfy, 30 March 2010 - 10:34 AM.

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Posted 30 March 2010 - 12:16 PM

the thing i like is that he was the Petes C and after a couple of season's within the Griffs he has the C on his shirt again. Will he get alook with the Wings? or will he be another Matt Ellis, just not the right fit for the Wings but def a 3/4 liner on another team.
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Posted 30 March 2010 - 01:00 PM

the thing i like is that he was the Petes C and after a couple of season's within the Griffs he has the C on his shirt again. Will he get alook with the Wings? or will he be another Matt Ellis, just not the right fit for the Wings but def a 3/4 liner on another team.


The thing I think the thing that gives him a better chance at making the wings is his mean streak. He's defensively responsible like Ellis and can PK but he also lays big hits and drops the gloves. We all know Babs likes a guy like this and hes only what 24?

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Posted 31 March 2010 - 07:23 PM

The thing I think the thing that gives him a better chance at making the wings is his mean streak. He's defensively responsible like Ellis and can PK but he also lays big hits and drops the gloves. We all know Babs likes a guy like this and hes only what 24?

I don't think he has a chance to make Detroit's lineup. He might drop the gloves occassionally - but he's not really a fighter. He has okay speed, is okay defensively, an okay player. Unfortunately, probably not much more.

What impressed us here in GR about Matt Ellis was his work ethic. He led by example and by voice when he needed to. Always one of the first to arrive and last to leave practices. Worked out like a madman off the ice too. Ellis' tenacity got him to the NHL.





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