Kadri penalty was bull! Andrei Markov was on his side when he got hit, and turned when hit the boards. I hate penalty calls like this. Such a wuss Markov just because he knew he was going to get rocked he turned to the boards and would rather get injured.
great way to start the season with a W i dont have a computer with internet access at the moment im at my friends house on his desktop i should probably be back by next weekend hope we are still undefeated by the time i can post again lol
Looking at the box score and it says Kadri only played 9 minutes. It seemed like he was on the ice more, but maybe not. And if that's really the case, he needs to be seeing a bit more icetime than that. But i think it's a mistake.
Kadri was fantastic last night. That's what we need out of him, Kadri to me is like an Ovechkin player. Hear me out when I say this, I'm not saying he's going to score 50 goals blah blah blah, but in terms of their styles of play, Kadri LOVES to throw his body around. The only problem is, A) he's not physically built as tough as OV.. but the bigger problem is B) if we tell Kadri to limit the way he plays, meaning stop taking penalties, stop throwing his body around, he will not be effective. He is a very high energy guy who can be an effective top 6 player with fantastic ability to make something special happen. I think ideally, Kadri would be a good 2nd line fit with Grabo and Kulemin, but that line would be really small.
Kadri takes too many penalties and quite often dumb ones. I like his aggressiveness but it translates into too many penalties when it becomes recklessness.
He played awesome last night outside the penalties.
He shouldn't have been given a penalty on the Markov hit. You can go back a few pages and check my initial reaction and I still stand by it. Markov was facing Nazem when he was going full speed and then turned away from the hit last second. The classic ***** move on Markov's part, nothing reckless there from Nazem. How do you expect him to be going full speed and then suddenly stop last second when Markov turns into the boards? You can't. Simple.
IMO, that penalty was the referees bailing themselves out due a few "questionable" ones and the bad reactions from the Habs bench, coaching staff and fans.
It's not a mistake. He himself admitted he wasn't on there much but when he was he made his showing.
His ice time will increase.
The penalty call was stupid IMO. It was a fine hit, Markov played it off like his head hit the glass and in the replay it does but only slightly... he made a good hit. Shouldn't have been called.
Other than that Kadri was solid. But he's done this before where he has good games and then he shows up and plays poor... so I need to see more from him.
I thought it was a mistake because you heard his name every time he was on the ice (in a good way). He had a nice impact for 9 minutes of icetime. Kind of sad that only Brown and Orr had less though. Still, I'm sure it will increase and I also agree that the hit was clean.