Is Nazem Kadri a power forward?

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Would you categorize Nazem Kadri as a power forward?

  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. leospaceman3434

    leospaceman3434 Registered User

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    If not, what kind of player would you categorize him as?
     
  2. 613Leafer

    613Leafer Registered User

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    6'0 190lb centre? Nah, not a powerforward. He's a gritty two-way player, but isn't exactly throwing huge punishing checks out there, or using strength/size to dominate in the corners.
     
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    He's a first/second line two-way player with a bit of sandpaper. He approaches underrated territory offensively from time to time.
     
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    He's a two-way center and an agitator, not a power foward.
     
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    pest
     
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  6. NyQuil

    NyQuil F.Y.R.O.U.S.

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    Pest with some pop.
     
  7. naruto

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    lmao for some reason i read that as "poop" hahaaaa
    "pest with some poop"
     
  8. LeafGrief

    LeafGrief We're keeping Nylander

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    Power forward? No. He's a skilled pest with a good two way game. He doesn't have the size to muscle his way to the net.
     
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    A 6 foot (probably an inch or two less than that) power forward?
    Not really.
    He's emerged as a pretty darn good player though. The type you like to have on your team and hate to play against.
    Just goes to show how you can't really judge prospects for a few years. He's really emerged the last couple of years.
     
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    Warden of the North The Matthews Show

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    No, definitely not.
     
  11. NyQuil

    NyQuil F.Y.R.O.U.S.

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    I assume he metabolizes like every good NHL player.
     
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    Martin Skoula Registered User

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    Closest thing is that he plays the net-front role on the PP and scores a bunch of greasy goals there.
     
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    ITM As Long As It Takes

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    Kadri's a skilled two-way forward that can play a chippy game.

    Back in the day, one could say Doug Gilmour was a gritty forward in that game in and game out he was going to give as good as he got all game long and usually had a physical affect on the game most nights. Kadri seems much more selective. Does that mean he couldn't play as gritty a game as Gilmour did? Not necessarily, but his style seems to be much more selective.

    Mats Sundin had the tools to be a power forward much in the same way I suspect Kadri has all the tools to be a gritty two way skilled centre, but Sundin also was much more selective. Now mind you, when Sundin decided he was a power forward...He looked like a power forward to me. But that wasn't his m.o....Especially with the likes of Eric Lindros in the league for comparison.

    So, no, Kadri's neither a power-forward nor a gritty player in the definitions I grew up with...But does he have a physical side to a largely skilled, chippy game? Sure.

    And there's nothing wrong with it.
     
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    It makes my soul happy to know that Nazem Kadri panned out for the Leafs. We stuck by the kid and he has turned into an elite 3C. Solid 2 way shutdown game with 30 goals to boot. He's no power forward though. He is a guy that plays bigger than his size and he likes to throw his weight around every now and then. He also has very good hands and puck handling abilities. He's a huge pest that can cross the line every once in a while (tho he hasn't done it much if at all since Babs came over).

    Good ol' Canadian kid from London Ontario. ****ty that he was a Habs fan growing up but I guess kids are allowed make mistakes.
     
  15. leospaceman3434

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    That was my reasoning for asking the question. His shot generation and where he scores from lines up with what you expect from a power forward.

    Even if you look at more typical stuff. Hits, draws penalties, aggravates, does most things you expect from a PF.

    Maybe it's time we rethink what we define as a power forward.
     
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    All of those things you described defines a pest/agitator. Is Brad Marchand also a power forward? He just plays a chippy game, doesn't make him a power forward
     
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    Power forward? Definitely not what I'd label Kadri.
     
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    An elite 3C, hes definitely a 1/2 right now.

    And there shouldnt be a thing such as an elite 3C.
     
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    #1C Matthews
    #2C Bozak
    #3C Kadri

    That's how we've ran things for a couple year now. Kadri and Komo are our designated shutdown pair too so I think it's fair to assume that's the 3rd line since most shutdown C play on the 3rd lines along with players like Komarov.
     
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    Bozak above Kadri :laugh:

    On what planet is a 30G 60P two way C a 3rd liner behind Tyler ****ing Bozak.
     
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  21. swimmer77

    swimmer77 No 2nd guess, grind!

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    Call him what you want..........to the opposition he is a royal PITA. The Toronto organization seemingly wanted to run him out of town and the new regime made him a player. I like his game a lot.
     
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    Babcock's planet. Where Zach Hyman is also a #1 LW.
     
  23. Thenameless

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    Not even really close to a power forward. When I think of power forward, I start with body type. At step zero he's already lost me.
     
  24. UsernameWasTaken

    UsernameWasTaken Let's Go Hawks!

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    Kadri's not a "power forward"...now, in the past, or in the future.

    What a ridiculous thread. My god.
     
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    He's a finesse player with a chippy agitator pesty edge to him. Nothing like any reasonable definition of a power forward.
     

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