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11-18-2012, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueBaron View Post
Minutes, they believe he is better getting first unit pp time and 18-20 minutes a game in the A then be cast in a role he is not used to on a lower line and get 10-12 mins. Not saying it is right or wrong but there is a logic to it.

The A is a lot harder this year than probably any in the past with the Oilers top line down there ripping up the league. If he is a scoring leader by the time the lockout ends, he is probably ready. Hope so, I like him and would like him to steal CMacs spot so we trade CMac and get something for him (he is tied for 12th with a bunch of guys not counting todays game).
NO it was not minutes. It was because They were following BUrkes old 6 and 6 philosophy, that I hear he since has re-thought.

Kadri wasn't truculent or physical or defensive enough to play on the 3rd line and too inconsistant or something to play in the top 6. HE basically he had to bump Bozak out of the #1 center spot to stay up.

He was easily better than 4 or 5 of the guys in our bottom six the last 2 years.

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