Nazem Kadri's 2010 Debut Is Only 60 Minutes Away

kadri debutI remember when we drafted Nazem Kadri. It was a time when we actually got to draft in the first round. It's amazing how excited you can get about a first round selection...

I remember his NHL debut. Actually, it's his only NHL game. He was an emergency call-up against the Sharks and we all expected he'd make the team out of training camp this year. At least I did. Instead, he was sent to the Marlies and only a month and half ago Brian Burke dropped this little quote on us:

His play right now indicates that he’s not ready at all to contribute at this level.

That line broke my heart. Here in Toronto, we eat our young. I'm thinking of my buddy Justin Pogge and the countless other "future greats" who crumbled under the weight of our sky high expectations. Kadri was deemed "not ready" by our GM and then went on to record five goals and nine assists through 14 games with the Marlies. I guess he's ready now...

Nazem-Kadri

It might reek of desperation, but it's given tonight's game an additional spark. I know I'll be watching #43 closely tonight... unless he's wearing #91 or #13. In under an hour, we'll know exactly what to do.

Update: He's #43. Set your sights accordingly.


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Joe J.

I like the Habs. You should too. They win. They are my team. You should cheer for them too. Go Habs!!!!

(Thought I would steal SHERRL's "thunder"!!)

November 13, 2010 @ 8:25 PM

Cheryl

I told you my Habs are the best. Habs won last night. Leafs lost. There you go.

November 14, 2010 @ 7:57 AM

Cambo

...a discussion with Cheryl:

Me: Man our economy sucks.

Cheryl: Ya but my Habs won. Go habs. You should cheer for my Habs.

Me: What? I thought we were discussing the economy.

Cheryl: That's what I said. Go Habs. My Habs are the best. You should cheer for my Habs. There you go.

Me: OK what are your views on the Mid-East.

Cheryl: Go Habs.

Me: Hmm... interesting. So you're saying Stephen Harper is actually a bald and pregnant alien?

Cheryl: I already told you my Habs are the best. You should cheer for the Habs. Go Habs. There you go.

Me: OK. Hey Cheryl. My hair is on fire and my skin is purple.

Cheryl: Go Habs. Habs are the best.

November 14, 2010 @ 11:10 AM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I can honestly say my Leafs aren't the best.

But... it was an entertaining game last night.

November 14, 2010 @ 12:11 PM

Cheryl

We're not discussing the economy here. Anyway, that conversation was not called for. I'm a Habs fan and I have every right to be.

November 14, 2010 @ 3:12 PM

Cambo

@Cheryl

Totally missed the point, didn't ya Cheryl.

November 14, 2010 @ 5:23 PM

Cheryl

You're just being a jerk.

November 14, 2010 @ 8:12 PM

Irvine

Cheryl is just a former Leafs fan that "finally saw the light".

November 14, 2010 @ 9:34 PM

army

@ Cambo:

Good one!!! You are right...........it went right over her petite tete.

November 15, 2010 @ 9:01 AM

Cheryl

I was never a Leafs fan, never ever. I'm a Habs fan and I'm proud of it.

November 15, 2010 @ 6:35 PM

Army

@ CHERYL (Shirley??):

Read Cambo's comments AGAIN and think about it............which might be a hard sell for you.

November 15, 2010 @ 7:20 PM

Roshan

I do hope Kadri does well, for the sake of encouraging more minorities into the NHL.

November 16, 2010 @ 8:32 AM

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