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07-15-2012, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by ForSpareParts View Post
there are all sorts of ways to approach things. i suggest you try them. your tone is one in which you will not be satisfied no matter what i type.

i get it:

you love kadri.

What approach should I take? The one that ignorantly assumes that a kid will come to camp without a chip on his shoulder, after not making the squad the last 3 years? The one that goes against the evidence to the contrary?

Or should I go with the common approach of many around here, where they (for one reason or another) cheer against some of our prospects, because they stand in the way of their favourite career 4th line/AHL'er?

I don't "love" Kadri, any more than I "love" our other prospects. Stating the obvious (that he's better than both of the players in question, and closer to regular NHL duty than either) is pretty basic in this case. I guess you could say that I "love" D'amigo, and Colborne, and Holzer, and Blacker, and Percy..... we could go on until the list is done. I hope for the best for ALL of our prospects.

Oh, my approach, FYI, is one based in reality. I watch/play/coach/read about hockey. It doesn't take rocket science to see that D'amigo and Deschamps aren't at the level of a guy like Kadri. It's not loving one more than the other, it's the reality of the situation.

Again, I'm definitely open to the reasoning behind your idea that they're NHL ready.

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