Meds wrote:Kadri enjoyed the same benefit that many young players received in this late starting short season. He was in game shape when the puck dropped mid January. He started off hot. He was kept in the top 6. Toronto's start was so good in part due to the number of players on their roster who had been getting time with the Marlies. But Kadri turned a trick, got accolades from Cherry, then didn't score more than a single goal over the next 18 games. Timing was everything for a lot of these youngsters. Kadri probably would have had numbers a little better than Kassian's if he had been demoted to the 3rd and 4th lines after the first 10 games.BigTuna wrote:Let me guess, Kadri is a fluke?Hockey Widow wrote:So with Henrique signing today at 24 million over 6 years, a 4 million per cap hit, the others are lining up for similar deals. Hodgson, Stephan and Kadri to name 3. Can't imagine paying CoHo 4 million per at this point. Maybe he will be worth that in a year or two but now. Then again I guess its all about salary too. Don't know if it's a straight 4 million per or if that is just the cap but it takes him two years past UFA so a long term commitment from him to swallow two years of FA.
Come on Nonis, you know you want to....
A fluke? Not necessarily. Can he do this again over 82 games? We will see.
I'm still laughing at your "depth on the wing". It's not bad, but best in the league?
And of course you use career numbers for players who have played 10 seasons. And you can call it ppg consistency when they've done it over more than one 82 game season.
When you're talking about players Bozak has played with, players they are when he's playing with them matters. Not what they did as youngsters when Bozak wasn't in the NHL.
And I would like nothing more than to get Karri signed for 24 million over 6 years, but his stats are better than Henrique's.
Some comparables for Kadri last season:
J.Tavares: 48gms, 47pts, 20:46
H.Sedin: 48gms, 45pts, 19:21
N.Kadri: 48gms, 44pts, 16:03
M.Duchene: 47gms, 43pts, 20:55
A.Kopitar: 47gms, 42pts, 20:29
J.Thornton: 48gms, 40pts, 18:23
I don't think people realize how good he was.
Also, your point about him being more "Game Shape" for the start of the season is true, but he also played a full 82 games and the advantage wore-off rather quick. Most NHlers were still pretty rested after 48 games.