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01-21-2013, 12:53 AM
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I think the biggest reason for the flack Kadri's been getting has to do with organizational depth, and fans setting unreasonable expectations / hopes from him.

Around the time Schenn entered the league, we had rough and tumble stay at home defenders in Exelby, Komisarek, Finger, Beauchamin, and later Aulie.

At the time Rielly was drafted, we had plenty of puck moving offensive PMD in Liles, Phaneuf, Gardiner, Franson, and even Gunnarsson.

With Kadri, though, it was basically a graveyard of centers highlighted by a 25 year old (and not very productive at the time) Grabovski, Mitchell, Wallin, Boyce, Brent, and Bozak (a free wallet with big question marks). He was drafted as a center, yet he was nearly instantly converted to a winger, a position we didn't really need as badly, with no sign of the team intending to develop him as a center.

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