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Nazem Kadri has just 99 games of NHL experience, so while he might have been negotiating a salary based on his strong season last year (18-26-44 in 48 games), the Maple Leafs were clearly negotiating on a slightly longer period of time. They signed Kadri to a two-year bridge contract at a cap hit of $2.9 million. This is a little bit more than P.K. Subban got during his bridge contract that led into a Norris Trophy. Before anyone gets excited thinking there are any NHL awards in Kadri's future, Subban had a longer time of service in the NHL than Kadri did, with a heavier body of work. Kadri, in 2010-2011 (29 games) and 2011-2012 (21 games), had issues sticking with the NHL club despite an obvious talent set. His breakout year was a solid showing, but it shouldn't be taken as proof that will be his level of performance every season from here on out. The Leafs had to be pragmatic. There's no harm in Kadri holding out for either a long term deal or a lot of money, sinc...
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Nazem Kadri on a two-year deal.
The agreement ends an off-season of contract talks that at times according to reports had the two sides very far apart in both demands and expectations.
Kadri had a breakout season during the 2012-13 campaign picking up 18 goals and 26 assists in 48 games played all career...
By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio)
With Nazem Kadri under contract, the Toronto Maple Leafs head into training camp on Wednesday with just one player unsigned; restricted free agent Cody Franson.
Kadri`s 2-year, $5.8M deal leaves the Leafs with about $3M in cap room for this season.
The Leafs will head into camp Wednesday with a roster pretty much set, and before any...
And then there was one.
With the Nazem Kadri deal behind him Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis must turn his attention to restricted free agent Cody Franson.
The unsigned Franson who did not attend the opening of training camp Wednesday has adjusted his negotiating tactic with the Leafs.
According to Hockey Central insider John Shannon the Leafs have offered the defenceman a two...
Stepan > Kadri
In case you missed it, Nazem Kadri signed a two-year bridge deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs last night worth $2.9 million per season. Kadri has just 99 NHL games played –only one full season– and has a line of 23-37-63 over those 99 games. In his only full season, the lockout shortened season, Kadri put up 18-26-44. That 18-26-44 should look familiar, since...
from Michael Grange of Sportsnet,
Paul Ranger’s last day at work as an NHL defenceman was on Oct. 22nd 2009 when he was employed by the Tampa Bay Lighting. Two days later he left the office, citing personal reasons.
He never returned and remained out of hockey for three years.
Wednesday was his first day back at his old job in the NHL — this after a successful return...
58 players, including center Nazem Kadri reported to the MasterCard Center in Etobicoke, ON for the first day of the Toronto Maple Leafs training camp, but restricted free agent defenseman Cody Franson was conspicuous in his absence.
The 26-year-old blueliner is the only player unsigned by the club after Kadri agreed to a two-year, $5.8 Million contract on Tuesday night. The...
"...he's a guy who is full of character." RT @SchlossmanGF: Andrew MacWilliam impressing Toronto so far http://t.co/t92UwnTuce
— North Dakota MHockey (@UNDMHockey) September 9, 2013
Former Fighting Sioux defenseman Andrew MacWilliam is making an impression on the Toronto Maples Leafs. It also sounds like he has been throwing some punishing checks as well. The...
The Toronto Maple Leafs invited 59 players to their training camp, which begins tomorrow at the club's practice facility in Etobicoke, ON. The roster consists of 33 forwards, 20 defenseman and 6 goaltenders and will be cut down to 23 players by the end of September in preparation for the season opener in Montreal on October 1st.
Courtesy of the Mapleleafs.com website:
Ladies and gentlemen, it appears as though the Nazem Kadri Saga has finally reached it’s dramatic conclusion. As was first reported by Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the Toronto Maple Leafs and forward Nazem Kadri have reached an agreement on a contract. The contract is worth $5.8 million over two years ($2.9 million per) and this means that Kadri won’t have to [...]
As the Toronto Maple Leafs and forward Nazem Kadri work toward a new deal for the upcoming season, it appears it's no longer a matter of term but dollars.
Appearing on 'TSN Drive with Dave Naylor' on TSN Radio 1050 in Toronto on Monday, TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie said Kadri is asking for $7 million over two years while the Maple Leafs are offering...
Toronto 's Nazem Kadri will be in camp after signing a two-year $5.8M contract.
As some will be aware, the Senators, Maple Leafs, Penguins and Blackhawks recently conducted their annual rookie tournament in London Ontario.
I had a chance to attend Saturday's games - including the Sens 4-3 shootout win over Chicago, and the Leafs 4-3 shootout win over Pittsburgh. I also paid attention to the other games, but most of my impressions come from seeing all four...
Steve Simmons is arguing with me in his Sunday Toronto Sun columns. In his most recent column, which is over a week old, he wrote:
The Leafs penalty killing went from almost-record terrible for years to near tops in the league last season and Jay McClement was a big part of the change and the success. But he can’t be any good because advanced statistics consider him one of...