Weekend thoughts

I knew I shouldn't have eaten that fourth cheeseburger. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

A couple of sporadic thoughts on my mind this morning.

- Nazem Kadri's redirected goal and his tally in the shootout do not prove he should be in the NHL. The biggest issue I see in his game is actually his skating. He has poor acceleration and that really limits his offensive capabilities at the highest level.

- I'm happy for Ryan Hamilton getting into his first NHL game, but there's no future for him with the Leafs. They have a lot of young guys who can fill a bottom six role on the way.

- Should Tyler Bozak be playing wing? He's not a great set-up man and he's one of the better Leafs along the boards. He's a good skater and he can shoot the puck. I'm wondering if he wouldn't put up better numbers with less defensive responsibility.

- Alex Galchenyuk scored his first goal of the season in Sarnia's loss last night. Several members of the Leafs front office were in attendance. Destiny?

- Brian Burke has personally scouted Grigorenko, Galchenyuk, and Yakupov the last few nights. Hope he remembers how to do this.

Links after the jump...

Ryan Hamilton shows Dion how to be a leader

Duh. He's from Oshawa. Bates over at LeafsNation has the recap.

Game 75: Game in 10

Quick hits from MLHS

Pat Quinn on doing something

Interesting little piece from J. Willis at PPP2

The captain's big break

Jeffler opines on Ryan Hamilton

It's about time

VLM agrees with Jeff about Hamilton

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