But seriously tho. what do you guys think of Kadri, except how ugly his uniform is? apparently, he was raised as a habs fan.
I had this conversation with a friend of mine this weekend to highlight why the Leafs lose all their prospects who then develop ornot on other teams.
They put such a high level of expectations on their rookie (yes, higher than Mtl) and if the player doesn't reach those expectations, they're considered a bust and the fans quickly turn on them. They've done this time and time again with their prospects.
I think Kadri has a great skill set and would love to see him in a Habs uniform depending on the cost. I think the Leafs owe us one for Grabo for a 2nd to maybe they'll take Leblanc and a 2nd for Kadri.
One thing seems clear, Kadri seems to have worn out his welcome in Toronto and Toronto seems to have had it's fill of kadri. I'd imagine they'll try hard to trade him and I'd happily have him on this team in place of Briere's $4M for Kadri's $2.9M!
Assuming we don't trade a roster player and can manage to trade Bork and or Briere, I could see this lineup next year:
Nice part about Kadri is in the future, we could ice Galchenyuk, Kadri and Eller as the top 3 centres, all over 6' and with the size of the younger prospects i.e. McCaron, DLR, Crisp etc, we'd have a very fast, large, physical team in the next 3-5 years and for a long time to come.
That being said, his lack of percieved karacter probably means he'll never be a target to begin with.
Last edited by shutehinside: 04-07-2014 at 02:38 PM.
I heard Leaf fans crying about Kadri's game, saying he plays like "a Canadien". I was wondering what you guys would think about him?
I'm not sure what that is supposed to mean? Is it a compliment? Certainly, nobody wants to be playing like a leaf.
I'll tell you one thing, kadri seems to be one of the more dangerous leaf players when they play the habs. I think it would be silly to dump him. A hockey trade should always be considered, but they shouldn't be trying to get rid of him.
He has defensive lapses. He dives, he's selfish and makes dumb plays. He gets frustrated quite easily and thinks he can play with an edge. He charges people and hits them from behind quite often. Soon enough he's going to try and run someone and they're going to get up and feed him his lunch.
Once he smartens up and learns to play physical from the get go and not when someone drills him he'll be better.
Once he learns to not shy away from the game once he gets hit, he'll be fine.
Once he learns the defensive side of the game, he'll be fine.