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08-05-2009, 08:24 PM
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Something to Prove [Kadri, Duchene, Schenn]

Hi folks,

Just thought I'd post an article from TSN.ca about Duchene, Schenn, and Kadri, all three of whom were cut from the Canadian World Juniors squad (for some reason I assumed Duchene made it ) last December, and how they plan to make the team this year, and if they do, the role they might play.

Here's the video:
http://watch.tsn.ca/nhl/clip200474#clip200474

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Matt Duchene, Brayden Schenn and Nazem Kadri shared the high point of their hockey lives when they were all selected within the first seven picks in June's NHL Entry Draft in Montreal.

Duchene, a forward with the Brampton Battalion, was picked third overall by the Colorado Avalanche. Schenn went fifth to the Los Angeles Kings from the Brandon Wheat Kings, and Kadri was drafted seventh by the Toronto Maple Leafs from the London Knights.

That wasn't all the trio had in common. They also shared the crushing disappointment of being released from the National Junior Team last December.

"It was heartbreaking. I thought I had a great shot going in," said Duchene. "I kind of expected it a little bit, because I just didn't have a great camp and didn't play even close to what I think I was capable of. That hurt the most."

"I was sitting in my hotel room, I think I got the call at like six in the morning," recalled Kadri. "I didn't get any sleep that night but when I finally got the call I kind of felt a little sick to my stomach. It was the first time I had been cut, but it was an experience for me. Hopefully it doesn't happen again."

More: http://tsn.ca/canadian_hockey/story/?id=286868

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08-05-2009, 08:28 PM
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This was on at TSN 6:30 too,

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Hi folks,

Just thought I'd post an article from TSN.ca about Duchene, Schenn, and Kadri, all three of whom were cut from the Canadian World Juniors squad (for some reason I assumed Duchene made it ) last December, and how they plan to make the team this year, and if they do, the role they might play.

Here's the video:
http://watch.tsn.ca/nhl/clip200474#clip200474

And here's the article:
I like how when Schenn and Kadri were talking about what they have to do differently to make the team, Schenn says he was grinding to much and not focusing on scoring and Kadri right after, says he needs to do more battling and grinding.

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That's funny how they were left off the team

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I like how when Schenn and Kadri were talking about what they have to do differently to make the team, Schenn says he was grinding to much and not focusing on scoring and Kadri right after, says he needs to do more battling and grinding.
I found that funny too. It'll be interesting (if they're available) what kind of role they might play.

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Wasn't Kadri left off because his jaw was wired shut?

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Wasn't Kadri left off because his jaw was wired shut?
I'm not sure. I think he wore a full face shield during the camp. It likely did come into play with their decision. My understanding was he had a good camp.

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Kadri was considered by many to be one of the best players at the camp

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Wasn't Kadri left off because his jaw was wired shut?
Not sure, he didn't say anything at the time.

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Not sure, he didn't say anything at the time.
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Wasn't Kadri left off because his jaw was wired shut?

From what I gather he was cut and not left off due to an injury. But my assumption is that being cut was likely due to his holding back a little because his jaw had only recently had the wires removed and was still healing (hence the reason he is now saying his has to do a little more grinding this time) - also his fitness level may not have been where it needed to be due to restricted breathing while his mouth was wired shut. Both items were called out as concerns even before he went to Ottawa last December.

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Is anyone else who frequents TSNs videos getting COMPLETELY FED UP with that U2 song!?!?!?!

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anyone have a link for where I can follow the camp?

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Only one I assume will return is Kadri.

Brayden's game is complete enough to make the jump to the big leagues.

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I thought the same about Kadri, I thought he would have made the WJ last year and was one of the better players at camp and the reason he wasn't selected was because of his injury. That was my impression last year when reading articles.

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i think Brayden and Kadri go back to junior.
Duchene probably makes the avalanche out of camp

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i think Brayden and Kadri go back to junior.
Duchene probably makes the avalanche out of camp
This is likely. There's no rush on our part, as much as he wants it. He's said he'll take a lesser role on the team, on one of the bottom lines. But I don't see Wilson keeping him, if he's not ready to skate on the top two lines.

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TSN has a sort of update blog thing running.

http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/feature/?id=11922

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8:30 PM ET - Some interesting notes from both Red and White teams: Evander Kane, Cody Hodgson and Jordan Eberle together could potentially be Canada's top line at the tournament. Kane has been moved to the wing. There is also a possibility that Taylor Hall, Nazem Kadri and Brandon Kozun could form a powerful line.

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TSN has a sort of update blog thing running.

http://www.tsn.ca/world_jrs/feature/?id=11922

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Kadri and Hall!

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TSN has a sort of update blog thing running.

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Thanks, thats awesome.

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Only one I assume will return is Kadri.

Brayden's game is complete enough to make the jump to the big leagues.
I doubt it.

I see Brayden playing one more year in junior.

I could be wrong though.

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Kadri and Hall!
You guys are going to love this: Kadri and Hall, both in Blue (and White) :



(Just imagine there's a Maple Leaf on the other side of the jersey )

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I doubt it.

I see Brayden playing one more year in junior.

I could be wrong though.
I would be shocked to see that happen. Even with the Kings stacked roster he's more then capable of playing 4th fiddle. I watched Schenn closely all season and IMO he has nothing to gain from another junior season.

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You guys are going to love this: Kadri and Hall, both in Blue (and White) :



(Just imagine there's a Maple Leaf on the other side of the jersey )
One could only wish!

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Not sure, he didn't say anything at the time.
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