Maple Leaf Moves: With Pressure on Kadri, Will Keith Aulie Impress Under Radar?

November 12th, 2010 by Jon Neely Leave a reply »
In case you live in a house without electricity, or were working in a mine shaft all day, you certainly heard that the Toronto Maple Leafs, in a desperate move, have called up Nazem Kadri and Keith Aulie from the Marlies of the AHL.

For a Leafs team that has lost seven in a row, and nine of its last ten, it was a move to hopefully bring a spark to the lineup and change things up, while simultaneously setting off a media frenzy unseen since, well, the last time Kadri was wearing a Leafs jersey in the preseason.

He's been productive with the Marlies, five goals and 14 points in 14 games (leading the team) and will be expected to come on to the struggling Buds and play a top-six role.

But it's a surprise to no one the hype that comes along with the former London Knight. Simply mentioning his name these days gets you into a heated debate on whether he should go, or he should stay.

Whether he does well, or fails miserably, the media will surround Kadri like hyenas on the prowl for as long as he remains on the roster.

Aulie, on the other hand, comes to the Leafs largely as an unknown to many of the fans. Sure, we've heard some g ...

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