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View Poll Results: What calibre player do you think Nazem Kadri will be at the height of his career?
1st Liner 50 31.06%
2nd Liner 99 61.49%
3rd Liner 3 1.86%
Career AHLer 9 5.59%
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01-17-2013, 10:45 PM
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A very good 2nd liner (better than anything we currently have, with the possible exception of JVR). Wouldn't surprise me if he found his way to the first line, though.

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01-17-2013, 11:02 PM
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That's my whole point! Everyone threw at me -> "look at Kadri's #'s in Junior, he's a way more offensive player than Tucker". Junior means close to nothing, and we'd be very fortunate for him to turn into another Tucker. But even the suggestion at that after the draft had people going crazy.
Welcome to the asylum that is HFBoards.

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01-17-2013, 11:05 PM
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He'd only be a 1st liner on our team - anywhere else with a respectable top 6, a 2nd liner at best.

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01-17-2013, 11:22 PM
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2nd liner that occasionally sees time on the 1st line

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01-18-2013, 12:18 AM
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Does 1B make sense to anyone?

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01-18-2013, 12:38 AM
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I think he can be a first liner but very likely will relegate himself to the second line, will produce top line possibly in his prime. However he still has ways to go, but for the sake of our franchise, let's hope it's soon and we are all wrong him "just" being a second line player.

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01-18-2013, 12:57 AM
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I believe 2nd liner, but he may end up playing on the first if he stays in Toronto not because he is a 1st line player, but due to lack of other alternatives.

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01-18-2013, 01:04 AM
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I continue to see him as a Ribeiro type of player. In his prime I think his hands and vision will be easily 1st line quality, but he'll be skinny, prone to poor decisions/overhandling the puck, and generally a bit lacking in 2-way game. Basically a guy who you would ideally want as your 2nd line C (i.e. Ribeiro in Dallas behind Richards/Benn, or Ribeiro in Washington behind Backstrom). To get more specific, I think Kadri's game might eventually get a bit more complete/2-way than Ribeiro's, but I don't think he'll be quite as good offensively (more of a 50-70 point guy than a 70-80 point guy IMO).

I think he's NHL ready now, and I hope he gets a shot at centring the 3rd line.

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01-18-2013, 01:14 AM
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What calibre player do you think Nazem Kadri will be at the height of his career?
Honestly, I dont feel he has the NHL shot to be a goal scorer, but he does have above average vision and passing skills though. I see him being a good 2nd liner one who can get 15-20g/50-55pts a season.

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01-18-2013, 01:16 AM
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i do think he has the skill to be a good player regardless of his light weight

plenty of 180 pound players in the NHL

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01-18-2013, 01:27 AM
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I see him being on the wing and I could see him developing into a player like Versteeg with a little more flare and grit... He will have to be better to earn a top 6 spot though. Somewhere in between versteeg and Marchand.

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i picked ahl, he sux. grabovski without the common sense. he'll light it up for the norfolk admirals someday

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01-18-2013, 06:18 AM
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The one thing that I like about Kadri is that traditionally he has performed well in the playoffs.

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01-18-2013, 07:38 AM
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Man I wish this was the case but sadly there are tons of Leafs "fans" that actually despise the guy. Don't know why, he's only played in 51 games and played decently enough. For some reason people have some personal **** against the guy.

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01-18-2013, 07:41 AM
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i picked ahl, he sux. grabovski without the common sense. he'll light it up for the norfolk admirals someday
Grabovski isn't exactly known for his common sense. He's like a kamikazee act on ice.

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Grabovski isn't exactly known for his common sense. He's like a kamikazee act on ice.
Yes, Grabo is Berezin 2.0!

If Kadri can put anywhere near the same amount of effort Grabo does on a nightly basis, he'll be a very solid 2nd liner.

The tools are there for sure, but he'll never shake that 'soft' label until we see that kind of heart and effort out there every night.

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01-18-2013, 08:00 AM
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Yes, Grabo is Berezin 2.0!

If Kadri can put anywhere near the same amount of effort Grabo does on a nightly basis, he'll be a very solid 2nd liner.

The tools are there for sure, but he'll never shake that 'soft' label until we need to see that kind of heart and effort out there every night.
Grabovski hasn't exactly been a consistent player either.

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If Kadri can put anywhere near the same amount of effort Grabo does on a nightly basis, he'll be a very solid 2nd liner.
Either that, or he'd concussed by the end of his first full season.

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01-18-2013, 08:16 AM
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I think he tops out as a good 2nd liner.

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Solid 2nd line player? I can't decide, kids got talent, but comes across as aloof, at least that's the impression I get. Hopefully he excels, wouldn't that be nice.

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01-18-2013, 09:19 AM
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I prefer he achieve his career high somewhere away from Toronto. But He should be a 85% of Riviero.

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Anywhere from a AHL career to 1st. line center.

I'd like to see how he looks in the NHL now.

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I think Ribeiro / Roy production is a good ceiling for him right now, which would mean more of a 2nd liner. Not a bad thing at all.

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I was at the open practice yesterday and he was stationed at my side of the ice for most of it, thus I got a pretty good look at him, and he was extremely impressive offensively, though in the 1-on-1's defensively Kostka -- and I believe Bozak -- ran right through him. That being said he looked really nice on the Komarov-JVR line.

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I think at the height of his career, he pushes 70 pts. But I don't think it lasts. I'd say a few years right at 60, but mostly a 50-55 pt agitator.
Seems fair to me.

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