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12-07-2012, 04:51 PM
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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.
His size isn't so much the issue - the roster that has been assembled's size is his problem.
You can't have Kessel and Kadri playing together.
You can't have Kadri/Grabovski playing together.
As evidenced in almost game last season the easiest way to beat the Leafs is to clog up the neutral zone - dump n chase. Their small forwards inability to win battles along the boards almost always resulted in either a Goal agains or penalty.
Kadri on the 3rd line is fine as a temporary situation - but whats the end game? He'd be more valuable to the organization now by being traded for pieces that can compliment the core Burke has assembled.
I love Kadri - I'd rather trade Kessel than him - but its never going to happen as long as Burke is in charge
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