kadri got skills for sure. but imo his work ethics and mental fortitude is worrying. best case for the leafs is to hold on to him and hope he pulls through. no need to trade him for a late first/early second
Where did you this from? I've heard personally from Dallas Eakins & Co. that this is not the case. So once again, care to back this up?
You are on a level with Eakins that he would tell you otherwise if there were any truth to the concerns?
Personally, I'd venture to say that his value is currently that of a late
first. I prolly would not trade him for a late first (unless it was draft day and somebody we loved slips)...but I wouldn't turn down a top 15 in the 2013 draft.
I don't know if he'll ever put up quite as many points as Ribeiro, but I feel this way as well. As a Leafs fan I'd rather just keep him. I'm completely confident he'll become a productive NHLer but I do think he has too many perceived question marks surrounding him to ever return full value in a trade.
I'm not good at projecting, but the stats line up so far. At age 22, he had basically the exact same career Kadri has right now. And Ribs didn't break a point per game until he was 28 when Morrow broke 30 goals for the first time in his career.
What I'm saying is, if Toronto dogs this kid and ships him out, I think they'll find they let a talented playmaker slip away the same way Ribeiro got dogged out of Montreal.
Just be thankful you didn't draft Scott Glennie. Now there's a bust.