Kadri centering the 1st line?
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07-15-2012, 12:05 PM
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For Kadri`s skillset to be properly utilized he absolutely needs a decent amount of powerplay time which means being amongst the top 6 forwards in PP time.
Kessel, Lupul, Grabo and JVR are locks to be in the top 6 for PP time.
Then we`ve got a competition between Bozak, CMac, Connolly and Kadri.
Bozak and Connolly both play center which increases our need to keep them around. Both also have been proven to be good defensively and are PK options which means one of them can be played in another slot. Connolly also can shift between wing and center.
CMac needs to be used in an offensive role and isn`t a very good defensive player and has never been used on the PK. Sound like a similar bio to Kadri?
Mark my words when I say one of CMac or Kadri won`t be with this team after next season. My money is on CMac being traded before the deadline when Kadri makes the jump to the NHL a permanent thing. CMac has been rumoured to be available the last 2 deadlines. I believe the reason he wasn`t traded is cause Burke didn`t feel Kadri was quite ready.
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