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04-03-2012, 12:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Hawkaholic View Post
Comparing Kadri to Saad?

First, Saad plays a complete game, and is a lot bigger than Kadri.

Secondly, Kadri had a lot more talent surrounding him than Saad does in Saginaw.
That's inaccurate. Kadri was playing with Daneil Erlich (5'6") and Jared Knight during his final OHL season. Neither player was a PpG player in that season.

Brandon Saad spent the majority of the season with Josh Shalla and Michael Fine, both players scoring at a PpG pace.. with Shalla scoring at a 1.43 PpG pace. Not to mention, excluding Saad, Saginaw had 2 other players scoring at better than a Point-per-Game (Trocheck 85 in 65, Shalla 76 in 53).. London had only Kadri scoring better than a PpG, the next closest player was Steven Tarasuk, a Dman, who had 67 points in 67 games. (Kadri had 93 in 56)

Nazem Kadri is a better offensive player than Saad.. but Saad's a much better all-round player at simular stages of developement and Saad has a size advantage which will work to his advantage once he makes the Hawks.

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