Found March 01, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) One thing Naz has to improve is his eating habits. His body fat today is probably in the bottom 3 to 5 guys in our whole camp and that’s unacceptable. -Dallas Eakins, September 28, 2012 It wasn’t long ago that Nazem Kadri was hearing criticism from the Toronto Marlies head coach. Now Kadri has gone from being the source of constant criticism within the Leafs organization, to leading the Leafs in points. “It wasn’t about pouting and looking for somewhere else to play,” said Kadri, who has five goals and 12 assists in 20 games this season. “It was fixing what they wanted me to fix. I’m okay with the tough love.” That tough love has worked wonders. Kadri may still be the confident player he was when Toronto selected him seventh overall in the 2009 draft, but he’s also growing up – he’s learning from his past mistakes — and the results are showing on the ice. “My three years here, I’ve definitely grown as a hockey player and as a person as well,” ad

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