Did Kadri develop because of good Leafs player management/development or despite it?

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  1. IPS

    IPS Registered User

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    Yeah and with his extreme off-ice problems (far more than Kadri) he still played 18 years as a pro.

    You're really wanting to talk out of both sides of your mouth :laugh:
     
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  2. Pookie

    Pookie It was a pleasure doing business with you

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    Quotes don't mean a thing apparently.
     
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    Indeed truthfull words have no value in 2018. Opinions now trump facts. I sincerely believe our society has never been dumber.
     
  4. wmark

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    LOL.
     
  5. Pookie

    Pookie It was a pleasure doing business with you

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    This is true.

    The press have called it a "partying problem." "Off Ice Excess" is another term used. That said, we do not know if Kadri was in similar situations to others. We do know it was a Crossroads in his life and career... per him. We can assume it had a degree of seriousness.

    And that whatever it was... it's behind him. Like this thread should be.
     
  6. leaffaninvancouver

    leaffaninvancouver formerly in Victoria

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    How would you expect to see that, the NHL has admitted it has a "partying" problem but even talking about it will get most threads shutdown if you even suggest a player. The frankly draconian rules around talking about a player makes these conversations impossible.
     
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    Your defining the word early as equal to young. Early in this context is equal to before it should have if he lived a clean lifestyle.
     
  8. Gary Nylund

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    What I said was "that's fine". How do you get from that to "sad and angry"?

    No I'm not sad or angry, what I am is sick of your act. Your favourite hobby is insulting people - how many times have you used the phrase "cognitive dissonance" when responding to my posts in this thread? How about when responding to other people? You're constantly posting insults and sarcastic jabs at people and now you have the temerity to complain that you're being bullied. Like I said, grow a pair and start acting like an adult.

    I'd say somewhere between 90 to 100% of your posts in this and the past I don't know how many Kadri threads are about Kadri's suspension which keeps fading further and further into the past. Have a read through some of these threads and you might notice that there are other things to discuss when it comes to Kadri who happens to be one of our best players. What happened to the "crest on the front" philosophy that you're find of repeating?

    Didn't your original post refer to his entire career derailing? That's what I disagree with. Agreed that if he didn't get it together he would have been traded. Not a chance in hell that his career was anywhere close to being over as one person would have us believe.
     
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    leaffaninvancouver formerly in Victoria

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    Nothing exists in vacuum, right or wrong you're being judged on your past posts. It's something I think we're all guilty of doing. I know I've done it a few times with people as well. We would be much better collectively as a fan base if we could just move on, who cares if someone was right or wrong five years ago. There is far too much focus on beating up people based on their opinions from years ago (not saying that's happening here more of a general observation).
     
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    Irony at it's finest. The only one who can't let go of the past is you. Three years have gone by and you're incapable of discussing any aspect of Kadri other than your idiotic theory that his career was on the verge of being over. There have been hundreds of posts on the subject in this and other threads, will you still be obsessing over this another three years from now?
     
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    I'm glad you added that disclaimer because in this case, Pookie is being judged on past posts only to the extent that he keeps repeating them over and over again. This has been going on for three years now and as soon as he drops it, it'll be over. He doesn't seem to want to let it go though so that's where we are.
     
  12. wmark

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    In Pookie's mind, he is infallible.
     
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    Pookie It was a pleasure doing business with you

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    You mean Lou Lamoriello?

    Oh Gary. Forgive me if I don't agree with your assessment of my posting style. You tend to make things up so you are not exactly an authority on... well, anything.

    You display cognitive dissonance. You suggest saying it makes me "look dumb" but I can assure you that my undergrad grades and degree in that subject suggest otherwise..

    The reason that I haven't liked your posts is that I have you on ignore. Sorry but I do.

    I do make a mistake in Kadri threads. I click on "show ignored content" as you tend to get really personal with me and sometimes I can't resist. I post. You show up. Single me out... even when the opinion is shared by many. Just like this thread. You could set your watch to it. For that, I apologize to the HF Community. I should be stronger.

    I have no idea if you start funny threads or insightful ones. I have no idea how you feel about incidents in a game. I have no idea about your predictions for the season.

    Quite frankly, I saw the channel and opted to turn it off.

    I don't know what you are like in real life but on here, you add nothing positive to my experience. I chose to ignore you. My prerogative. Here's the good news, you have the same option.

    My suggestion, if you really are "sick of my act"... hit ignore and stick to it. I suspect you won't though as that's not your schtick. You seem to enjoy the attention.

    But I can tell you that this forum would be a lot happier if we both just looked the other way. And I suspect that threads wouldn't get shut down as a result.

    I'm willing... how about you?
     
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  14. Pookie

    Pookie It was a pleasure doing business with you

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    My wife would suggest otherwise.

    You are inviting me to attend an argument and I'm going to decline.
     
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    thewave Nazem Kadri #1 Fan

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    I didn't say his career or his relationship with the team in the original post. I am just clearing that up and saying that I meant with the Leafs specifically.
     
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    leaffaninvancouver formerly in Victoria

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    So we all agree Kadri's doing well and are happy for him, we're just arguing about when we think he turned it around.. I mean I'm not the only one who thinks that's a little nuts am I?
     
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    Yes and no. Kadri always had ability to take over games, be impactful and play a great all around game. From AAA to Kitchener to London he's always played against other teams best, played PK, PP, and shown. Burke and Nonis regime didn't believe in him because his name isn't Nathan. Simple. What about Tyler Bozak, Peter Holland or Joffrey Lupul at center with Kessel from a hockey perspective gives you a better chance than Kadri? Same regime. The kid has dominated at every level, is excelling in his current position and I still believe has more room to grow because he's a 60 point forward without playing with any high end wingers consistently his whole career. I'd like to imagine him making the jump to 70 points year in and year out playing tough match ups and PP if Marner is glued to his line. Kadri does so many things well offensively and even without points still generates scoring chances.
     
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    It's more about a guy who's trying to argue that Kadri was almost out of the league a few years back to try and save face and justify his ridiculous agenda against him.
     
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    Kessel carried one line, Kadri carried the other. Kadri not being with Kessel was because they wanted Kadri running his own line. It wasn't that they thought Bozak was better, if they truly thought Bozak was better he would be making more money. Burke drafted him, how did he not believe in him?

    Suggesting he wasn't Kessel's center because of racism is a little ridiculous.
     
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    Pookie It was a pleasure doing business with you

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    Some people are arguing against what Lou Lamoriello and David Shoalts said. Not sure I should be honoured or disturbed that they think it was me who wrote the article or was quoted.

    But no, you aren't the only one who thinks this whole thing is nuts.
     
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    Phoenix University? :D
     
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    Pookie It was a pleasure doing business with you

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    Still waiting for this elusive list of many players who were as good as Kadri but had their careers killed due to significantly milder off-ice excesses.

    That was the original claim. Now you're saying 'Google it' and another said that we cannot discuss off-ice excesses or it would result in bans. How convenient.

    How about just not making claims that can't be backed up? We don't even know what Kadri exactly did, so how can this assertion ever be proved right or wrong? It's a hollow assertion.
     
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    A good way to start moving on would be for the person who was egregiously wrong and hateful for several years to acknowledge how wrong they were and apologize for the hatred they spewed.
     
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    Impossible to answer because "as good as Kadri" could be anywhere from a 1st line top 30 center to a 3rd line checking forward that can score, depending on who you ask.

    So again there are literally pages of "players who's NHL carrer ended due to substance abuse" articles.

    You can read those articles and based on how good you feel Kadri is, can then filter out the chum.
     
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