Originally Posted by blayze
What games have you been watching???
He looks like a huge defensive liability in the games that I've seen...
Ones from last year (he was awful from games before last season) when he displayed a much improved defensive game. Again, not Datsyuk like or anything that will be confused with a two-way forward, but adequate to not being the liability he's often said to be.
His puck possession numbers were second best for forwards, behind on Grabo.
But heaven forbid a Leaf prospect can grow...
Maasquito is correct in saying it's going to be hard for him to get a shot on the Leafs. He'll be a player but it may not be on the Leafs unless Carlyle gives him a shot (and he's made comments that indicate he might).
kadri is still only 22. By all accounts he's grown in every oppurtunity he's be given on the big team and he's learned while in the AHL (Eakins has said so many times). It won't be much longer before he's an NHL regular. He's probably the most talented player in the entire organization in terms of raw talent, outside of Kessel and Rielly.
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