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12-01-2012, 10:48 PM
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Ya I thought Kadri had a great game. He made one really slick move where he cut in from the right side and flicked the puck over the defenders stick and got a pretty good shot off. It's plays like that that make him so entertaining to watch and why he's my favourite player. This kid isn't like Rob Schremp though, he hits, and he backchecks. Like the above poster said, he had a couple of good takeaways in the neutral zone and layed a couple of great hits.
Good post. I thought tonight was one of Kadri's most complete games as a Marlie. He's certainly no defensive specialist but you could see his defensive game coming together tonight. He also held on to the puck brilliantly, and he looked stronger on his skates. He and Frattin seem tailor made for eachother, except the roles were reversed tonight with Kadri scoring on Frattin's assists.

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Good post. I thought tonight was one of Kadri's most complete games as a Marlie. He's certainly no defensive specialist but you could see his defensive game coming together tonight. He also held on to the puck brilliantly, and he looked stronger on his skates. He and Frattin seem tailor made for eachother, except the roles were reversed tonight with Kadri scoring on Frattin's assists.
Frattin isn't the passer Kadri is but he makes up for it by creating space.

I hope they get kept together on the big club.

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Frattin has such a wicked shot and he is a goal scorer but man, you can tell he is not used to passing the puck...like ever. It's awesome

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Frattin has such a wicked shot and he is a goal scorer but man, you can tell he is not used to passing the puck...like ever. It's awesome
Hard to pass when you only see the net (most of the time, anyways).

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Frattin has such a wicked shot and he is a goal scorer but man, you can tell he is not used to passing the puck...like ever. It's awesome
Those two are great with each other.

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Those two are great with each other.
First shift they ever played together on the Leafs Frattin scored on a rebound from a Kadri wraparound. Frattin, Gardiner, and Kadri are really great prospects. I think Ashton is going to be quite the player too.
As for Colborne... he has to get it back some day; lots of skill, probably feels out of the loop and is waiting to be traded.

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12-02-2012, 09:01 AM
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The difference is that Colborne has been producing at an abysmal rate since the greater part of last season. He has a combined less than 25 points in about 70 regular season games. Considering he's touted as a future second line player, those number are fairly discouraging, even with his known injury.
If it was a different type of injury, I would be with you on that one but I think the problem Colborne has had is a nagging wrist injury.

I'm not defending him..he needs to be better but it's pretty hard to do anything productive if your wrist is injured.

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If it was a different type of injury, I would be with you on that one but I think the problem Colborne has had is a nagging wrist injury.

I'm not defending him..he needs to be better but it's pretty hard to do anything productive if your wrist is injured.
Kadri was the most dangerous player tonight. 2 goals, 1 post, goalie made at least 2 really good saves on him. I like him and frattin on a line.

Ashton has a good up and down game...... And it was a huge mistake to let colborne play through the injury. Why wreck his confidence..... poor guy probably thinks the net is the size of a shot glass right now.

Finally. Kadri scores 2 goals, first star, and the panel rips on him because he is destroying momentum with 2 offsides? really? I would never want to play in toronto

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Seems like he's rounding out other aspects of his game quite nicely and the offensive production is still there. Question w is whether or not he's strong enough on his skates to hang with the big boys. I really want him to succeed so he can quiet all the haters

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Kadri was the most dangerous player tonight. 2 goals, 1 post, goalie made at least 2 really good saves on him. I like him and frattin on a line.

Ashton has a good up and down game...... And it was a huge mistake to let colborne play through the injury. Why wreck his confidence..... poor guy probably thinks the net is the size of a shot glass right now.

Finally. Kadri scores 2 goals, first star, and the panel rips on him because he is destroying momentum with 2 offsides? really? I would never want to play in toronto
Kadri shouldn't be a surprise.Burke saying "This kid will be a star in this league." didn't help his cause.

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Hard to pass when you only see the net (most of the time, anyways).
LOL.

Trouble is when no one goes to the net you don't get a screeen or a rebound goal. One player cannot both shoot and be screening.

Biggs is getting lots of credit for going to the net and picking up some rebound goals, maybe the Marles need to add some beef in addition to Frattin to fight for pucks and screen in the dirty areas. Going to the dirty areas to sit on your butt doesn't count.

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Seems like he's rounding out other aspects of his game quite nicely and the offensive production is still there. Question w is whether or not he's strong enough on his skates to hang with the big boys. I really want him to succeed so he can quiet all the haters
Good game for him, but if we're being honest we saw some of the same problems that have dogged him since his draft.

Losing the puck in bad areas, not getting it deep, and puck watching when he should have been fighting for loose pucks.

But that's just reality.

Reality is he is also a highly skilled, offensive player, who looks like he this close (fingers held an inch apart) to getting over those weaknesses.

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12-02-2012, 11:15 AM
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Kadri is so underrated. Only on the Leafs would he be considered a "Bust".

He will be a solid top 6 player in the NHl starting whenever the NHL gets going again.

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Kadri is so underrated. Only on the Leafs would he be considered a "Bust".

He will be a solid top 6 player in the NHl starting whenever the NHL gets going again.
Why is he underrated in your opinion? There are countless threads and posts about the guy. On any other team he wouldn't be scrutinized? Does Rob Scremp ring a bell?

You have to get over the inferiority complex and just enjoy cheering for your team.

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Kadri is so underrated. Only on the Leafs would he be considered a "Bust".

He will be a solid top 6 player in the NHl starting whenever the NHL gets going again.
So who is Kardi replacing in the current top 6 wingers Kessel, Lupul, JVR, Kulemin or MacArthur?.

Pick any 2 players and move them out to add Kadri in their spot.

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So who is Kardi replacing in the current top 6 wingers Kessel, Lupul, JVR, Kulemin or MacArthur?.

Pick any 2 players and move them out to add Kadri in their spot.
I'd place Frattin above him at this point as well

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So who is Kardi replacing in the current top 6 wingers Kessel, Lupul, JVR, Kulemin or MacArthur?.

Pick any 2 players and move them out to add Kadri in their spot.
Mac traded, Kule to the 3rd line. Winger group as such:

Lupul/Kessel
JVR/Kadri
Kule/Frattin
Komarov/Brown

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Mac traded, Kule to the 3rd line. Winger group as such:

Lupul/Kessel
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Komarov/Brown
This.

Although I'm really starting to like the idea of Frattin and Kadri together too. Macarthur, Lombardi, Connolly, Steckel are all gone after this year. I don't see any of them getting re-signed. That also leaves a C spot that Kadri could fill (unless we sign Getzlaf). There will definitely be room for Kadri and Fratting to both be on this team, especially if they keep up the good play w/ the Marlies.

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This.

Although I'm really starting to like the idea of Frattin and Kadri together too. Macarthur, Lombardi, Connolly, Steckel are all gone after this year. I don't see any of them getting re-signed. That also leaves a C spot that Kadri could fill (unless we sign Getzlaf). There will definitely be room for Kadri and Fratting to both be on this team, especially if they keep up the good play w/ the Marlies.
Frattin and Kadri seem to play well together, the problem is finding them a place together in the line up. They should probably be on a sheltered scoring line to start off. Since McClemant was signed to be the shutdown guy, that probably means Grabo as their center. In that case we would have to find a place for JVR and Kuli, probably on the 3rd line.

Lupul - Bozak - Kessel (1st line)
Kadri - Grabo - Frattin (sheltered)
JVR - McClemant - Kulimen (shut down)

Would that work? Assumes lockout takes the whole year and Connolly + MacArthur not resigned. Lupul and Bozak are resigned. If Lupul is not resigned, JVR likely slides onto the first line for now with a chance of Kadri/Frattin moving up there eventually.

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Just listened to Kadri's post game interview, and I think its the first time he went a whole interview without using the world 'I'.

He used a lot of 'we's and also used the word 'professional'.

Im probably reading to much into this, but in terms of his character, he seems to be finally on the maturity level that he needs to be

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LOL.

Trouble is when no one goes to the net you don't get a screeen or a rebound goal. One player cannot both shoot and be screening.

Biggs is getting lots of credit for going to the net and picking up some rebound goals, maybe the Marles need to add some beef in addition to Frattin to fight for pucks and screen in the dirty areas. Going to the dirty areas to sit on your butt doesn't count.
100% agree. If someone manages to take on that role, the line will be infinitely more dangerous. Aston is the most likely candidate, IMO, because if he doesn't start doing that, I really don't see any chance of him cracking the NHL lineup.

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Just listened to Kadri's post game interview, and I think its the first time he went a whole interview without using the world 'I'.

He used a lot of 'we's and also used the word 'professional'.

Im probably reading to much into this, but in terms of his character, he seems to be finally on the maturity level that he needs to be
You might be putting a bit too much thought into the words of an 18-22 yearold. I agree.

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Kadri has really picked it up since the beginning of the season, he keeps this up we'll be seeing him on the roster next season.

Matt Frattin has Sergei Berezin syndrome when it comes to passing.

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Kadri shouldn't be a surprise.Burke saying "This kid will be a star in this league." didn't help his cause.
So because of one quote, "professional" commentators are supposed to pull out ridiculously small portions of a game and make assumptions about how a coach feels when he is the best player on the ice?

Ranger made a huge giveaway, scrivens pulls an exploding glove out of raycrofts bag and its fair and objective to talk about kadri being a step early? toronto media is a joke...

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So because of one quote, "professional" commentators are supposed to pull out ridiculously small portions of a game and make assumptions about how a coach feels when he is the best player on the ice?

Ranger made a huge giveaway, scrivens pulls an exploding glove out of raycrofts bag and its fair and objective to talk about kadri being a step early? toronto media is a joke...
Thats the media

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