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02-10-2013, 06:04 PM
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Alexei Emelin, Say Hello To My Little Friend

A thing of beauty, watch our bench stand up after the hit:


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02-10-2013, 06:09 PM
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Solid hit, now only if Kessel can get a little physical.

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more confidence equals more physical play by kadri

that was a thundering hit, thing of beauty

i love this guy

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02-10-2013, 06:23 PM
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Expect this from Kadri occasionally,he has a nazty streak in him. He will do it all if needed lol. 50lbs difference there too lol.

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02-10-2013, 06:25 PM
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Every aspect of Kadri's game has shocked and impressed me this season.

His defensive awareness is actually very good for a 'rookie' (I know he's not a rookie but it's his first season as a penned in Leaf). One of our better defensive forwards IMO.

His dangles actually work at this level, which is unreal. Kid's got dem nifty mitts!

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02-10-2013, 06:29 PM
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My favorite hit by a Leaf player so far this season. I always knew Nazem had a bit of an edge to his game. As the season progresses and his confidence grows we'll all see why Burkie was so high on him and drafted him in '09. So happy!

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Great hit. I can't stand how guys turn (or attempt to in this case) their back when they're about to get hit close to the boards. If they would just stay face on and brace themselves it would significantly lower the chance of them getting hurt.

I really like how Kadri is becoming a multi-tool player. Through the roof hockey IQ, elite passing ability, elite hands, physical and an agitator. I really think if he continues to be brought along slowly, he'll eventually develop into our number one centre. The skill is already there, and he'll just keep getting stronger and better at faceoffs as he gets older.

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Why does Emelin wear that cage anyways? like in juniors?

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I've said for two years now the kid likes to hit. All the haters saying he's soft. :

Naz and Leo are going draw us so many PP's and just drive the other teams insane.

Then Orr comes out and goes Hulk.

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Why does Emelin wear that cage anyways? like in juniors?
Something about his cheek-bone.

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Every aspect of Kadri's game has shocked and impressed me this season.

His defensive awareness is actually very good for a 'rookie' (I know he's not a rookie but it's his first season as a penned in Leaf). One of our better defensive forwards IMO.

His dangles actually work at this level, which is unreal. Kid's got dem nifty mitts!


when he does dangle, he knows when to do it, when not too, is dumping it in when needed

is seeing time on PK, which shows you his growth in his overall game

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02-10-2013, 06:45 PM
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Solid hit, now only if Kessel can get a little physical.
Kadri has always had a knack for hitting, this is nothing new.



He maybe small but has never really shied away from the physical play.

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I've said for two years now the kid likes to hit. All the haters saying he's soft. :

Naz and Leo are going draw us so many PP's and just drive the other teams insane.

Then Orr comes out and goes Hulk.
Funny thing is Naz and Leo tend to hit a bit "late" but don't get called for interference. Really is amazing.

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kadri better be careful

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i love fans of other teams fans calling kadri a bust.

well the crow is roasting in the oven for them.

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kadri better be careful
Careful? This is the type of play the Leafs need from him. He'll be a star in Toronto if he keeps this up in short order.

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kadri better be careful


please explain?

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Leafs are tough enough to back themselves up. No one needs to be careful. It's teams like the habs that need to be careful.

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i love fans of other teams fans calling kadri a bust.

well the crow is roasting in the oven for them.
Fans of other teams? Fans of our own team were stupidly saying it too.

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Leafs are tough enough to back themselves up. No one needs to be careful. It's teams like the habs that need to be careful.
Habs, they bring the pest but not the rest.

We have it all.

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Funny thing is Naz and Leo tend to hit a bit "late" but don't get called for interference. Really is amazing.
Good. IT's only illegal if you get caught.

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kadri better be careful
Why?

Someone runs Kadri, then next shift one of our guys runs their best young player.

See how it all evens out?

Kadri's tough. He knows he's pissing people off. It's part of his game.

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Fans of other teams? Fans of our own team were stupidly saying it too.
Ya. Where the heck are they all now?

PRobably out buying Kadri jerseys.

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Why does Emelin wear that cage anyways? like in juniors?
I think he has plates in his face or something from a previous injury

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BUT BUT!!! B.Schenn is the physical, well rounded, intangible player, while Kadri is just a soft, small, one-dimensional player with shinny moves.

or thats what the main board always said.

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Why does Emelin wear that cage anyways? like in juniors?
Apparently a lot of his face is metal including both eye sockets (or so I read from a Habs poster) so he has special permission.

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