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NAZEM KADRI RUMORS & GOSSIP

Afternoon Line - Dave Nonis

"He's gotten better and more consistent, but if he's truly going to be a top guy and he wants to fall into that high-end category, those players don't go for swings where they are not competing, preparing and being prepared." -Dave Nonis, GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nazem Kadri.  More on Kadri from Dan Rosen of NHL.com.
Via Kukla's Korner
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kadri gunning for goals in contract year

“Are you happy now that Randy Carlyle is no longer your coach?” The question, directed at Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri, comes out of left field and spurs Leafs TV’s Paul Hendrick to mock-check his Twitter feed for some breaking news he might have missed. The questioner, perhaps a victim of too much talk radio or an HBO viewer who drew conclusions from last year’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs' Nazem Kadri expects more out of himself this season

Nazem Kadri will be at the Air Canada Centre Wednesday to join in the latest episode of the Ice Bucket Challenge craze taking the NHL by storm. But in about three weeks, he hopes to be making a different kind of splash — at Maple Leafs training camp. And he says he’s been working harder than ever this summer to elevate his game to another level. “I’m working hard on my...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs: Holes to be filled in free agency

The Toronto Maple Leafs’ offseason began on April 13th. As with the 13 other NHL clubs to fail to make the postseason, the Leafs have had a lot of time since then to sit back and contemplate where it all went wrong. The Leafs looked primed to qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second year in a row, a feat that has not been accomplished since the 2003-04 season. An entertaining...
Via isportsweb.com
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri Catches Smallest Shark Ever While Wearing Iffy Fedora (Photo)

The Toronto Maple Leafs haven’t been able to catch a win in Florida yet this week, but Nazem Kadri did snag something while in the Sunshine State. After falling to the Florida Panthers on Tuesday, the Leafs headed out to the high seas on their off day Wednesday during their team’s annual Fathers’ Trip. The boys didn’t put on a very good show for their dads in the first game...
Via NESN.com
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs' Nazem Kadri suspended for hit on Niklas Backstrom

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspendedfor three games for his hit on Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom.The incident occurred in Minnesotas overtime win Wednesdaynight. Backstrom was knocked out of the game and is likely out for Fridaysgame.The NHL announced the suspension after a hearing with Kadrion Thursday. He was suspended three games for the hit...
Via Fox Sports North
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Leafs center Nazem Kadri steamrolls Wild goaltender (Video)

Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri steamrolled Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom in the middle of the goal crease during the first period of Wednesday night's NHL game in Saint Paul. Not only was it a blatant collision on Kadri's part, but he elbowed Backstrom in the head as he knocked him to the ice. After Backstrom got up, he was only able to stay in the...
Via Holdout Sports
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nazem Kadri ejected for illegal hit to head

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri didn’t win over any hockey fans in Minnesota on Wednesday night after hitting two players in the head, the second of which earned him an ejection. The young center ran over Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom in the first period, making contact with the veteran’s head and earning a minor penalty for goalie interference. Then in the third period...
Via NESN.com
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss
PUCKER UP

Kadri's hat trick earns kiss from Don Cherry

Toronto's Nazem Kadri had yet another big night, notching a hat trick in a 4-0 victory against the Ottawa Senators. Kadri also assisted on the team's fourth goal, giving him a total of 17 goals and 22 assists (39 points) through 36 games. Kadri has been one of the best stories of the 2013 season and has been one of the NHL's biggest breakout players.  How did Don...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Toronto Marlies Coach Criticizes Nazem Kadri’s Physical Shape

Nazem Kadri. (Getty Images) By Tony Ambrogio (@SNTonyAmbrogio) “His body fat today is probably in the bottom three to five guys in our whole camp. That’s unacceptable.” -Toronto Marlies coach, Dallas Eakins. First it was his attitude. Then his poor play away from the puck. Now it is his diet. Nazem Kadri continues to frustrate Toronto Maple Leafs management. And if Kadri...
Via The Hockey Guys
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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