All I know is that there was one player who I used to severely criticize because his shot was very weak, and that player was Alex Steen.
Throughout his tenure in Toronto his shot was the weakest aspect of his game, and then after being traded to St.Louis, that actually became his biggest strength. I will never want that to happen with Kadri.
I think Kadri is a keeper. Toronto needs to develop the kid properly. He's going to bite us in the ass later if we were to ever trade him.
The overall theme surrounding the organization right now seems to be patience.
I think they have been patient with him, and I think he's needed that patience to allow himself to develop. There's no point giving up on the kid now.
It's also worth noting that a lot of the guys that went around or underneath him in that draft, are at comparable points in their careers to Kadri. Those people who think he's a bust because he's not playing in the NHL right now, don't understand hockey.
In regards to his shot - quicker release will definitely help. I don't think he has a poor shot, but then again I've not watched him as much as most
kadri could possibly emerge as our number 1 center next season. Hes been working hard on the defensive side of the game with dallas eakins. If kadri works hard to get stronger in the off season then he could break out big time next season. I think he knows what its gonna take to become a star in this league. Hes gotten his feet wet in the nhl, now its time for him to splash around
No one can deny he has the skills and ability to be an amazing player. He is a high-energy guy that plays twice his size and I think embodies alot of what this team needs.
He is still young and dealing with the ups and downs of making the NHL. I think leaving him down thiospast call-up and ket him contribute to the end stretch of the Marlies was a great idea. I'm reallyinterested in seeing what he can do in the playoffs. I remember him tearing it up in the playoffs for the Knights in his final year.
If he can channel his energy, he will be what everyone is hoping for.