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12-07-2012, 04:55 PM
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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
Problem with your argument,the bolded is his strength, not to mention you preach "small forwards" as being the problem, but is it not possible that he outplays his peers to the point where one of them become expendable. MacArthur for example isnt part of the long term plans, he is a smallish forward that Kadri can easily reaplace. Again, Grabovski also doesnt play small, sure he is literally small, but he plays much bigger than himself, hes a tenacious mother****er.
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