Originally Posted by Lug Tread Lager
With a string of 1-2 point games preceding his 4a night last night , Kadri now has 13 in 13. Colborne does not seem to be along for the ride.
Kadri needs to assert himself at the AHL level now in order to be able to make the jump if/when there is a season.
Anyone watched any games? How has he looked? Colborne?
I don't know what people expect form the guy. It's like they expect him to be hitting 2 plus points per game. It's nuts.
He started weakly, but then again so did the entire team. Kadri was one of them and it took him a few games to get back on his game. He started weakly in his first two games last year, and the year before. Took him a little longer this time.
Contrary to popular belief, Kadri has played great at the NHL level when given the chance. The issue is that he's a top 6 player and he wasn't being given a shot at that. He was getting limited 3rd line time and no one to work with.
Kadri has superb offensive skill. He's never going to be a defensive player and thats fine. Trying to make him one is wasting his talent. He needs to be given a chance at the NHL level instead of getting jerked up and down between the NHL and AHL and receiving little time in the NHL.
Kadri has factored in on 27 percent of his teams goals.
14T BiWeekly H2H. 4 C/RW/LW, 6 D, 2 G
Cats:G(3), A(1.5), +-(1), PIM(0.2), PPP(1), SOG(0.2), GWG(1), SHP(2), Hits(0.3), BkS(0.4). W(2), SO(2), OTL(0.5), SV(0.2), GA(-1), L(-1).
LW - Pactches, Benn, Ott, Foligno, Belesky
C - Staal, Thornton, M Richards, Giroux
RW - Ovie, Hossa, Callahan, Tara, Neil
D - Weber, OEL, Shatty, Seidenberg, Suter, Wiz, Beauch, Wiz, MacDonald
G - Lundqvist, Varlamov, Allen
Prospects - Schultz, M Rielly, Ramo, Brodin, RNH, Forsberg, D Shore, Trouba, Bjugstad
IR- RNH, Kulikov