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Kadri Not In The Best Shape

from Jonas Siegel of TSN,

Marlies training camp began with a thud for Nazem Kadri.

Among the most hyped Leaf prospects, but still short on serious production, Kadri kicked off his third season in the American Hockey League with underwhelming results, notably a lacking physical fitness.

"His body fat today is probably in the bottom three to five guys in our whole camp and that's unacceptable," said Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins. "That's the easiest part of coming into camp is eating correctly and training correctly.

"There's just no coming off if you're an athlete," Eakins continued. "It's no different than the normal person. You make your choice. You can either go sit on the couch, put your feet up and have a bag of potato chips or you can go on the couch and put your feet up and grab some carrots and some apples."


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Hank1974's avatar

It’s a good thing Burke didn’t throw the towel in earlier in order to secure a higher pick in 2009. Otherwise, he might have been stuck with Matt Duchesne or Evander Kane.
And we all know the Leafs don’t want those kinds of problems.

Posted by Hank1974 on 09/28/12 at 01:55 PM ET

YzermanZetterberg's avatar

I will always remember Burke standing on the draft floor with Bryan Murray—whose Senators had the next pick— and saying (paraphrasing):

“You want Kadri? Is Kadri the guy you want? You want Kadri? Good, ‘cuz that’s who we’re taking.” (I think he may have even said ““You want Kadri?” a few more times.)

It was a completely hilarious, total jerk move, and it’s nice to see it paying off so well for the Leafs.

Posted by YzermanZetterberg on 09/28/12 at 02:38 PM ET


Also interesting that Don Cherry has lambasted Burke for not playing Kadri and failing to recognize he is the second coming. Albeit a fat one!

Posted by timbits on 09/28/12 at 07:25 PM ET

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