Who said we can use strictly stats to talk about Kadri? I'd imagine that since he was a recent first rounder that we drafted, plays relatively close to Toronto, and has played in the WJC that people have seen this kid play before they make opinions.
kadri's stock is absolutely over the moon on this board right now. i'd go as far to say he's being talked about in terms we've never heard a leafs' prospect talked about before. he's literally being referred to as an absolutely perfect hockey player.
this hype isn't based on what anyone saw at the wjc. this is based on his stats since then, and more specifically his playoff stats.
99% of the people posting about how spectacular kadri is and will be in the future don't watch him play on a regular basis. everyone saw him play 6 or 7 games at the wjc, but the hype is based strictly on stats.
Those numbers are pretty bad for the Q, he seems to project to be a solid 3rd liner. Nobody really got fleeced in that deal. Paradis is more of a sure thing, while Tlusty has more potential, but obviously way less of a sure thing.