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01-07-2013, 03:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Outside99 View Post
The comparative for Kadri is Hodgson. *Hodgson when he contributed offensively, provided a spark. *AV did play him and the team was no worse for the wear mainly because he was surrounded by veterans who play two-way hockey, as all rookies should be...but on some teams are not.

Btw, Kadri doesn't have the skating issues that Hodgson did.

With the addition of Kadri, Canucks could have a few young prospects up front, some of whom could *flourish


if well surrounded...

Henrik Daniel
Higgins Kes
Burr Hansen
Lapierre Raymond
It's a good point. Malhotra and/or Lappy played alongside Hodgson for a the first few months last season (as his chaperone and face off man). I'd assume Kadri would get the same babysitting treatment - and this yr the Canucks have the lineup to shelter/babysit him. Almost all rookies are going to need this treatment on a good team.

I'm ok with Kadri, he's the best of what Tor has to offer in the 'C' department. Hansen, Raymond, Higgins, Lappy, Weise all learned AV's strict defense codes over time and excelled. I'd hope Kadri and Kassian (over time) would do the same.

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