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    I am looking at HfBoard's projected lines thread and Kadri is on the 3rd line with Johnsson and Brown. Do his minutes take a bit of a dip? Overall, do you believe his production will hurt for not getting 2nd line minutes?

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    He might salvage some PP time but yes, he's third fiddle now and will get fewer minutes, lesser linemates, and more of a shutdown role. Can't imagine 30 goals will be in the cards for him anymore.
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    Default Re: Nazem Kadri as a 3rd line Center

    A little drop is expected, for sure. I see him around 50 points.

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    i think this role will add a bit to his PMs and Hits and take a bit away from the offensive side. In multi cat leagues i dont see much dropoff in value
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    Default Re: Nazem Kadri as a 3rd line Center

    Quote Originally Posted by StuntMan12 View Post
    I am looking at HfBoard's projected lines thread and Kadri is on the 3rd line with Johnsson and Brown. Do his minutes take a bit of a dip? Overall, do you believe his production will hurt for not getting 2nd line minutes?
    Yes, his minutes will drop. How can they not? JT just took his minutes. I expect a drop in a couple minutes per game for Kadri, probably around the 15min per game range. Thats what Bozak was getting last season behind Kadri.

    Yes his production will drop as well. Again, how can it not for the same reasons. He's simply not going to get the same opportunities he was receiving pre-Tavares.


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    Yes and yes. Can't see how his minutes wouldn't dip as he drops down the depth chart, and I think that will also hurt his peripheral numbers. Heck his SOG/hit totals have already declined the last three seasons.

    I'd say around 40-50 pts and expect a drop in other categories as well (shots, hits, PPP).

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    The good news is Babcock doesn't play his top two lines a ton, so 3rd line in Toronto isn't like being banished to neverland. He could still scratch his way into the 50s, depending on PP deployment.
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