Thread: Prospect Info: N. Kadri discussion thread v12
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10-12-2012, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by MapleLeafs9 View Post
IMO He isn't. Not everyone is going to make the NHL at 18, 19 or 20 and dominate like Ovechkin, Crosby, Malkin and Stamkos. Everyone was just expecting an immediate impact player when we had the 7th overall pick in 09.

When was the last time we drafted a centre that high in a draft? High expectations were just placed on him because of it. He's doing just fine.
I'd say the only people thinking he's behind in his development would be those who thought he was a shoe-in for the team when he was drafted, or after his post draft season, or after his 1st. AHL season.

Many others have been patient with him, saying that when he's ready he'll get the call and prove himself in the NHL.

If you have a great eye for talent, and lucky, you get a Skinner, otherwise you draft and develop.

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