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Randy Carlyle: Nazem Kadri hasn't been demoted

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09:45 AM ET 10.05 | Leafs coach Randy Carlyle bristled at the notion Nazem Kadri has been demoted to the third line after a subpar performance when, in fact, that is exactly what has happened. And given the closeness in offensive ability between the Toronto Maple Leafs' top three centres - Kadri, Tyler Bozak and David Bolland - it is likely be that way most of the season. The three pivots are interchangeable parts.

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October 5, 2013  09:49 AM ET

Randy Carlyle: Nazem Kadri hasn't been demoted

Have it your way Handy Randy. Kadri's been "promoted" to the third line?

October 5, 2013  09:56 AM ET

The three pivots are interchangeable parts.

They forgot to add mediocre.

This team could be scary with a #1 centre.

October 5, 2013  10:06 AM ET

He's got his money.

October 5, 2013  10:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's got his money.

Yep. Happens all too often to green, raw kids when they come into big money. Alexander Daigle, anyone?

October 5, 2013  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He's got his money.

Speaking of money.

Mikhail Grabovski - 3 goals & 2 assists - 3 million dollars

Nazem Kadri - 1 assist - 2.9 million dollars

October 5, 2013  10:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Yep. Happens all too often to green, raw kids when they come into big money. Alexander Daigle, anyone?

No thank you.

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October 5, 2013  11:01 AM ET
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Just like he was "protecting" Kessel by feeding him to John Scott.

LOL - Kessel would get beat up by Scott Towels.

October 5, 2013  11:02 AM ET
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Methinks Kadri's a goner soon and somehow they'll wind up with one. Not sure how, but...

I get the same feeling about Kadri and I don't even know why.

The #1 centre thing has been a problem for years. It's taken less time to repair the Hubble Telescope.

October 5, 2013  11:03 AM ET

It's early, he'll get going and be the Leafs lovable Arab again.

October 5, 2013  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Randy's found a way to soothe the situation

Nice! And ... highly appropriate.

October 5, 2013  11:04 AM ET
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I like Grabo, and I said the second he signed he's going to produce way more than he did in Toronto, he wouldn't do that even on our first line. And in the end, it's all Burke's fault for trying to bankrupt the team cap-wise.

He produced well in To***to until Handy Randy wanted him to be a checker. But how can I criticize a former Norris Trophy winner. :-)

October 5, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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It's early, he'll get going and be the Leafs lovable Arab again.

Believe it or not he's not even the highest drafted Muslim in the NHL.

October 5, 2013  11:09 AM ET
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Methinks Kadri's a goner soon and somehow they'll wind up with one. Not sure how, but...

... Tyler Seguin?

Why not? This might be your chance to get back one of the many first rounders Burkie gave away. Throw Celine and a pick in and, it's a deal.

October 5, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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... Tyler Seguin?

Why not? This might be your chance to get back one of the many first rounders Burkie gave away. Throw Celine and a pick in and, it's a deal.

Only one problem with this scenario Roamer.

NIL'S NOT THAT STUPID!

October 5, 2013  11:17 AM ET
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Only one problem with this scenario Roamer. NIL'S NOT THAT STUPID!

Oh! I forgot Joe is no longer there. My bad!

 
October 5, 2013  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Oh! I forgot Joe is no longer there. My bad!

No worries mate. If Joe were still there it'd be possible.

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