Thread: Prospect Info: N. Kadri discussion thread v12
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10-12-2012, 06:14 AM
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Just because some really good forwards didnt crack the NHL or make an impact until age 22 or so, doesnt mean Kadri will. If you look at the majority of the better top 6 forwards in the league, how many cracked the NHL at 22 vs 18-20? And whats the ratio between high potential guys who became busts to guys who didnt make an impact until age 22+ ?

If something has happened in the past, its not an automatic argument for or against Kadri. You have to look at how common or how rare it is. I would say its fairly rare for a player to not make the NHL until 22+ and still become and impact player. Yes I believe its possible, but Its also far from a sure thing.

The best way to measure Kadris development is to compare him to his fellow draftees. He went 7th overall, but if the draft were redone, he'd probably go 15-20th. That could change, but like I said, its not a sure thing at all at this point.

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