Toronto Maple Leafs’ Jerry D’Amigo or Nazem Kadri: Who’s More NHL Ready?

August 30th, 2010 by Louis Pisano Leave a reply »

Toronto Maple Leaf fans and the world alike watched last new years as the two top prospects of the hockey Mecca that is Toronto faced off at the World Juniors, twice.

The teams split the contests though as most of us know the USA took home the hardware to the dismay of heavily-favoured Canadians.

This would stand as both players' biggest stage with more prominent roles than past international play to date.

Jerry D'Amigo, when all was said and done, had a gold medal around his neck, along with tying Canada's Taylor Hall for third in scoring in the tournament, both with six goals and six assists for 12 points.

Now, we all know where Taylor Hall went in the 2010 draft (first overall, Edmonton). Not that I am comparing D'Amigo to Hall in any way shape or form, but the numbers in the tournament are what they are.

Nazem Kadri, on the other hand, came away with a silver medal, three goals, and five assists, tied for seventh with nine others at eight points.

Kadri with Canada saw time on the top line with Hall and some on the power play, and had every opportunity to shine as did D'Amigo wit ...

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