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12-07-2012, 05:11 PM
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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.
Like I originally said Grabovski made Kadri redundant 2 seasons ago.
He was drafted as a #2C ... Grabo was meant to be a stop gap until Kadri was ready for full-time duty. Now Grabo is one of the best #2C's in entire NHL - signed long term - and in all likelihood will not be unseated by Kadri in the immediate future. Hence the whole "Nazim we want you to play wing" - "Nazim we want you to be a defensive player" - Nazim we want you to put on some size"
Kadri+Kessel+Grabo are simply too small to all be in your Top6. Especially given the fact that outside of Kulemin we dont' have any True size/strength to play with them.
Small down the Middle
= Not Competitive.
Leaving Kadri as a winger on your 3rd line playing 15 minutes a night - with a plethora of other capable 3rd liners in the wind (Biggs/Ross/Colborne/Frattin/MacArthur/McClement to name a few.
His value would be greater to the organization via a trade. Unless you are willing to trade Grabo/Kessel
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