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12-07-2012, 04:28 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
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Kadri simply doesn't have a place on this team. Grabovski made sure of that 2 seasons ago.
1. He's a smaller forward - that compliments an already small forward core (see Kessel/Grabo) in the Top6 being surrounded by such monsters as Clark MacArthur/Joffrey Lupul and Tyler Bozak lol
2. As a Centre - his natural postition again he's too small to be included wihtin a group of Bozak/Grabo/Connolly/Lombardi
3. As a 3rd liner - he'd be fine as a LWer - not the most defensive - but he's hard on the puck - that being said do you really want to take a 7th overall creative talent and simply bury him on a 3rd line playing 15minutes a night?
His value is still high - just not as much to the Leafs with the current small/creative "Core" they have assembled.
How about on a line with JVR and Grabovski (Grabovski does not play small by any means), or Kulemin and Grabovski? His size isnt an issue, and Toronto already looks to be running with 3 scoring lines this coming season so it really does not matter which line he is on.
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