The fact that Nazem Kadri has 8 points on the third line is pretty amazing. Good for him for proving the doubters wrong (which included his coach for a very long time). I'm curious what his price will be for an extension
I know i keep harping on this by we should try Kadri on the first line with Kessel. If Kessel keeps struggling i would try something like this.
JVR - Grabo - Kule
Frattin - Kadri - Kessel
Mac - Bozak - Komarov
Steckel - McClement - Brown
Seeing the chemistry Frattin and Kadri have it'd be hard to split them and i think they could work just as well with Kessel (maybe even more). Frattin goes hard to the net and Kadri's vision has impressed all of us i'm sure.
I don't think Grabo is the answer to Kessels woes tbh, the guy just isn't the centre kessel needs.
As for Kadri's contract i definitley think he will hit the $2 million mark and good for him, he deserves it. I especially like how early this season Eakins got on him about his fitness level and his defensive play, the guy responded and is now reaping the rewards. Bozak could be looking for $$$ as well, i would like it if he stayed with us on the third line long-term but i can't stomach another season with him. I hope he ultimately proves me wrong like Kadri has to a lot of us, we could really use that.
Need some major line up changes this game IMO. And I think we can all agree on these.
1) Komisarek is an upgrade to Fraser so put him in (assuming his eye is fine by now)
2) Put Kessel with Grabovski, who is a left handed shot, and JVR
3) Put Kadri up on second line with Frattin and Kulemin
4) Put a more defensive aware 3rd line out of MacArthur - Bozak - Komarov/McClement
5) Move Kostka OFF the top PP unit and replace him with Franson/Liles
These have to happen if we want to score more goals IMO.