Nazem Kadri Called Up By Toronto Maple Leafs: Where Does He Fit?

November 13th, 2010 by Lukas Hardonk Leave a reply »
It wasn't too long ago that Brian Burke said two to three months would be a good estimate on how much longer Nazem Kadri would spend in the American Hockey League. It also wasn't too long ago that the Toronto Maple Leafs said that Nazem Kadri would not play if they don't think he is worthy of being a top-six forward.

However, with the way the Maple Leafs have been producing lately, it seems as though anyone could be a top-six forward for them.

Tyler Bozak, who was expected to centre the team's top line this season playing between Phil Kessel and Kris Versteeg, has only five points, including just two goals and a plus/minus rating of minus-four. That coming after a rookie season which saw him put up 27 points in 37 games, including eight goals. There is no question he will improve, whether it's with the Maple Leafs or the Marlies.

Fortunately for the Maple Leafs, they still have Mikhail Grabovski. Unfortunately, however, the 26-year-old Grabovski still isn't a top-line centre, despite his nine points and a plus-seven rating in 15 games so far.

After Bozak and Grabovski, the Maple Leafs' level of talent at the centre position dro ...

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