Nazem Kadri's Role This Season
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09-19-2012, 01:58 PM
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Bozak is a playmaker first and foremost, while Kadri much like Grabovski is a dangler that tries to beat people one on and stick-handle through the opposition, and better finishers themselves.
So you need a center that distributes the puck well, to play with Kessel and Lupul and at present that makes Bozak best suited for the position..
Kardi would be more suited to replace Grabovski as they're similar in style of play, and assume a 2nd line role.
Personally I'd like to see Kadri on the wing being centered by Joe Colborne and flanked by Matt Frattin on Leafs 3rd "kids" line when the season starts up again.
I see your point about Kadri vs. Bozak. I also think the idea of a Kadri-Colborne-Frattin line is very interesting, didn't those three have good chemistry on a line for the Marlies in the playoffs? As long as they got some reasonable playing time it might be good for them to play together and grow and not necessarily have to worry about playing against the other team's top shutdown defenders. Would also possibly give other teams a hard time defending three scoring lines.
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