Toronto Maple Leafs Nazem Kadri Is Passing His Way To a Permanent Position

November 23rd, 2010 by Louis Pisano Leave a reply »
Nazem Kadri was brought up last season for one game and seemed a little lost by turning the puck over being caught out of position a number of times.

The preseason excitement surrounding the budding star was snuffed when the regular season began as general manger Brian Burke and head coach Ron Wilson both felt it would be better to put Kadri down on the farm to learn and grow.

However, 15 games into the season, a few injuries and Toronto’s continual problems bulging the twine later, Kadri was called up.

In five games this season he has four assists while playing the wing, rather than up the middle as a center, his natural position.

Though he has yet to light the lamp, Kadri has made some passes that deserve some serious praise, resulting in questions about his future with the big club a quarter of the way through the season.

The biggest question, it would seem, is should he be kept up with the big club for the rest of the season or sent down to the AHL to continue to develop?

Could he be a determining factor in vaulting the Leafs out of the bottom five come the end of the season, thus taking away a top fi ...

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