It is past the half way point in the 2010/11 NHL season and I will be giving my mid-season grades for the players of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In today’s blog I will look at three Maple Leafs’ forwards who certainly have had their struggles at times this season.
Clarke MacArthur (B-) – MacArthur’s grade was a tough to calculate this time, as his performance this season has been an up and down roller coaster ride. There have been a couple times this season where MacArthur would only record 1 or 2 point if that over a stretch of eight games, then go off on a point streak. As of late, MacArthur’s production has been fantastic, 5 goals and 4 assists in the last 5 games. MacArthur is not on pace to pass or even equal his 62 point career mark of last season, but he should end up around with around 45- 50 points.
Tim Connolly (C+) – I put Connolly at a C+ because I do feel that Connolly can be more of a productive player. Though you could put Connolly at a ‘B’ grade because barring any injuries, he is on pace to play 70 games this season. Which I think is more than what was thought Connolly would end up playing this season.
Nazem Kadri (C-) – As for one of our better prospect in the Maple Leafs farm system. Though yet again, Kadri has not been able to find himself a permanent role on the Maple Leafs’ roster this season. Kadri’s 4 goals and 2 assist have been nothing shy of disappointing. But we all need to remember that this is Kadri’s second NHL season, he is only 21 years old and has plenty of room to grow.
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