Discussion in 'Toronto Maple Leafs' started by monkeyboy, Jan 6, 2019.
No points in 3 games against them so far.
Bruins are a team that seem to get under his skin (see 2017 playoffs) so I think we will see an engaged Kadri tonight and he might be a factor in this game.
A Bruins style of game is better suited for Kadri, as he is not a player that just likes to skate around and avoid contact like a lot of his teammates, and prefers to get his nose dirty and play hockey as opposed to figure skating.
Agreed. Let's hope it's boiling, not over-boiling....
Gordie Howe hattrick coming for Kads tonight.
I'd be happy to see that!
I think he used to prefer an angry game.
His hits have been down significantly since Komarov was taken of his line and have continued to be down since he left the organization
So the good and bad.
Good. 5 hits tonight vs 4 over the last 11 games. 1PP assist. Awesome.
Bad. -2. Would have been -3 but he went off before the goal. Against the Bruins’ 4th line. Not helping Nylander and vice versa. He does not seem to be able to elevate others around him.
Great effort tonight though. Build on it.
He had a surprisingly impressive game tonight. 100% on face offs!
Excellent pass to Marner and as usual several glorious chances where the puck wouldn’t go for him.
I applaud the effort
Kadri has lost the fire in his belly. Needs to get it back. He has been down right lazy and giving the puck away 5 times per game. Sit him or give him 4th line minutes to get him going. I'm absolutely sick of this clown on the Leafs. Package him with a few other pieces and go after Simmonds or someone.
Simmonds isn't good anymore
I see that the media is now pointing to the fact that Kadri should/could be traded for a quality defenceman.
lol what a joke of a post.
Both suck right now, Simmonds looks beat up and slow.
They both look lost.
It's always been an option.
Kadri often seems to have to re-learn what makes him successful. It's maddening that he goes weeks without bringing his A game, or needs to play Boston in some vendetta game or whatever to find his game. I wonder if the Bruins ever have to worry about Marchand forgetting what it takes to be Marchand or the weeks they have to endure Patrice Bergeron floating around.
I didn't harp on Kadri because at least he was playing well; last 2 to 3 games he has not been that good. He needs to show up
The question is why is this veteran center not showing up every game?
The "joke' here is you. You criticize everyone else's post, yet never post anything of substance at all. Why don't you just leave the boards if you don't like it.....or use the block button on me. Trust me, I won't mind.
Kadri has been slacking for about a month now at least. No energy or jump. No finish.
It's like it's pre Babcock Kadri all over again.
If Babcock has lost Kadri has he lost the team? He was Babs personal reclamation project.
How dare they.
Well you might disagree on the reasons but @diceman934 feels that we can’t afford to pay a 3C that kind of scratch.
So in the end, you both advocate for removing him from the team
Embrace the commonality
I don't think Kadri has ever been as good as some people think.
When he was centering the shutdown line, he could shadow one player fairly well, and be aggressive physically, because Komarov was the defensive mainstay. As soon as they were separated, and even more with Komarov gone, his defensive and physical game has disappeared, even with easier matchups.
His offence is primarily scoring, and most of that comes from the PP, or, for a while last year, from Marner's amazing ability to set him up. His PP work reminds me of Kessel's with Pittsburgh - the fifth best player is the one left open most often.
He has improved, but is still not a very good passer, and is prone to making low percentage ones. Fortunately, most of those occur in the offensive zone.
Short of putting him back with Marner and hoping they can outscore their defensive problems, or trading him for a 3-4 defenceman (or in a package for better), I'm not sure what to do with him.
He does have this year and 3 more seasons left on his contract.
Thanks. His contract isn't bad, but the MNTC would make trading him harder.
Worse. He REALLY REALLY REALLY doesnt want to be traded.
He is going nowhere.
It's a modified NTC, so it's not impossible to move him, but it would probably reduce the return, which means a trade is less likely.
I wonder what trying to send him to the Marlies would do. Almost certainly he wouldn't clear wavers.
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