Is Kadri redundant on the Leafs?

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  1. typicalsavage

    typicalsavage Registered User

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    Don't get me wrong I think Kadri is a great player and think he's a high end 2C. In the Leaf games ive watched so far this season I feel like he's not producing because he doesn't get the opportunities he used to. Like on the pp he rarely even touches the puck. Im not a Leaf fan so maybe I shouldn't really speak on this but he seems more like a luxury that can be used to help with the D, especially if they can lock down Nylander. Carolina could really use a player like him and I would think a Kadri for Peace deal is fair for both sides with little risk for both sides. Toronto can find another 3C to replace Kadri. Thats just my opinion tho. But I feel like Kadri will continue to struggle in the role he's playing right now.
     
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    Frosty415 Stay Frosty

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    Season is still early, he'll pick it up
     
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    How can a player who has scored 30+ goals in each of the last 2 seasons be considered redundant on the Leafs??

    Kadri is integral to the Leafs Centre depth, Matthews is currently out to injury, take out Kadri who do we have down the middle after Tavares?
     
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    Have you never seen him play the game before? Never seen him slump? Never seen him turn it around and score 32 goals? Remember.........oh, I dunno..........last season?
     
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    When you have an injury prone #1C a guy like Kadri is actually invaluable.
     
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    carolina says no

    and says nylander +

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    No.
     
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    Leafs defence may not be awesome, but there is also a big bonus to being able to rotate three different scoring lines as opposed to two lines (the center is the key position in building a functional line IMO). And if Tavares or Matthews falters or is injured then having Kadri to fill in is never a bad option.
     
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    So what does your team offer.
     
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    No? Read the latest article on Kadri on The Athletic.

    He’s an elite play driver with tough minutes that has played with mediocre players on ES for much of his career.

    He does his job beautifully and produces points. He’s one of the main reasons the Leafs are good.
     
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    Which 1C you talking about? Because the Leafs got three of them. Need to be more specific!
     
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    I’m saying the leafs should never trade him while their #1C has so many injury concerns.
     
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    You can never have to many centers or defense. Given Kadri's contract it would be stupid to trade him
     
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    The one that the entire rational thinking hockey world would list as their #1. (Injuries aside).
     
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    So Kadri is a 1C now? Okay, enough of HFBoards for me for today.
     
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    The previous names were all the top three centres on recent Cup winners. Centre depth goes a long way in this league.

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    We have an injured center. You said injury prone center. We don't have one of those, so naturally I assumed your team did.
     
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    Wrong board. Wrong idea.
     
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    so sad, even a kadri thread turns into a matthews thread


    where's our neo
     
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    Well my proposal was for Pesce who has an even better contract. My point isn't to just trade Kadri for the hell of it. But if a deal comes along like Pesce for Kadri, I think its something that the Leafs consider. Finding a 3c is a lot easier than finding a guy like Pesce, or any other top 4 rhd. The Caps won with Eller as the 3c, Pens won with Bonino as the 3c, I don't even think the Hawks had a good 2c when they were winning cups. Bruins had Peverley as their 3c.
     
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    Question: Has a Leafs thread ever NOT been de-railed by the end of the 1st page?
     

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