Sunday Morning Hockey Talk

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun, - I’m glad Nazem Kadri has good analytics. I’d be even more impressed if he was in better support position when he played in the defensive zone and didn’t turn the puck over in the offensive zone. - Somehow Kevin Lowe and Craig MacTavish must have forgotten that when they won Stanley Cups, Grant Fuhr, Bill Ranford or Mike Richter...
Via Kukla's Korner
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evening Line - Nazem Kadri

“It sucks, I don’t like it all. But I’m not going to let it ruin my confidence or my self-esteem as a player because at the end of the day I know what I can do and I believe in myself. “I don’t want to say it works because then they’ll just keep giving me tough love,” he continued. “[But] I think I respond well to it. It doesn’t really bother me. I’m...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Leafs interested in Eric Staal?

The Eric Staal trade rumors/speculation involving the Toronto Maple Leafs have been around for years, and they don’t seem to be going away. The Carolina Hurricanes are 0-2-1 to start the 2014-15 NHL season following a shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. It’s very possible that Carolina finishes at or near the bottom of the standings this season, which would...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri calls out fan who tossed jersey on the ice

The latest trend in hockey is to throw your jersey out on the ice to show your displeasure with the team. The ritual, one which has been met with mixed reactions by the hockey community, popped up in Toronto while the Maple Leafs were struggling against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here’s a video of the jersey toss: Throwing a jersey on the ice just two games into the year seems...
Via Bloguin Best
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri calls out fan who tossed jersey on the ice

The latest trend in hockey is to throw your jersey out on the ice to show your displeasure with the team. The ritual, one which has been met with mixed reactions by the hockey community, popped up in Toronto while the Maple Leafs were struggling against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here’s a video of the jersey toss: Throwing a jersey on the ice just two games into the year seems...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' Crosby expects Maple Leafs' Kadri in his face

If Nazem Kadri and the Maple Leafs want to try to rattle Sidney Crosby in front of a national TV audience on Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Penguins superstar has a message for them. Bring it on. “I’m not going to change the way I play,” Crosby told the Sun on Thursday night. “If he wants to focus on trying to stop me, then I don’t have any problem with that. “I like...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafes: On Kadri's Goal, Leafs Were Offsides

Just saw this video, Nazem Kadri scored his first goal of the season last night against the Montreal Canadiens, but it should have never counted. If you watch the video, at the 1:45 mark you will see that Kadri's linemate Brandon Kozum was offsides. Oh well, it was a bang, bang play and the linesmen are human.
Via Goon's World
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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
Via Kukla's Korner
19 days 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

What The Florida Panthers Want For The #1 Pick

from Gare Joyce of Sportsnet, A brief survey of NHL execs suggests that the Florida Panthers might get off the No. 1 pick in the draft, but they won’t get off it for anything along the lines of a much-floated rumour out there: the Leafs’ No. 8 pick, plus defenceman Jake Gardiner and centre Nazem Kadri. The way the scenario goes (at least in the imagination of Leafs’ brass...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s an interesting Patrik Berglund for Nazem Kadri trade rumor

You can add yet another name to the St. Louis Blues Rumor Mill. According to a statement made by Nick Kypreos on Hockey Central, the Toronto Maple Leafs have apparently spoken with the Blues about Patrik Berglund. The name floated back in return was Nazem Kadri. The segment also mentioned Ryan Kesler and that the Vancouver Canucks would reportedly want T.J. Oshie in any deal involving...
Via Frozen Notes
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A Fire Sale in Toronto? How the Predators Could Buy In

Could the Predators make some moves with the Toronto Maple Leafs? (Photo from There has been a lot of speculating here in the Predators Blogosphere lately. Time to keep it going. While everyone speculates on what could happen in Ottawa with Jason Spezza or in Vancouver with Ryan Kesler, another Canadian city is preparing for a big offseason. And they could be...
Via Fang Faction
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Edmonton Oilers push to acquire Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner of the Toronto Maple Leafs?

This just in from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe & Mail, more talk that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis would be willing to trade Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner. “You have the sense that Maple Leafs GM David Nonis would happily move two of his youngsters, Nazem Kadri and Jake Gardiner, in the right deal…” My take Duhatschek is one of those reasonable, smart veteran reporters...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 10, 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...
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers and Maple Leafs Discussing Deal for the Number One Pick

#482065589 / There are rumors spreading around the NHL that Dion Phanuef and Nazem Kadri might headed to the Florida Panthers.   If this deal were to come to fruition the Panthers would also get the 8th pick in this years NHL Draft and then the Maple Leafs would get the 1st pick in the draft in exchange. Potential deal: Maple Leafs give: Nazem Kadri Dion Phaneuf...
Via TopSportsReport
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Maple Leafs ‘Eager To Talk’ Trade

The Toronto Maple Leafs are always a team to watch in the offseason because of their willingness to make bold moves in the free agent and trade markets. The summer of 2014 should be no different, and according TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Original Six club is “eager to talk” with teams about potential trades. Some trade discussion with teams on a number of Leafs players. Kadri...
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri On Tonight’s Boston/Toronto Game

from the CP at The Hockey News, "We like to know what spot we're in and what position we're in," Kadri said. "We understand where we're at and where we need to go, so tonight's an important building step in that direction, so we've got to make sure we come out ready to go." Kadri reiterated what defenceman Jake Gardiner said Wednesday...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video- Dale Weise Takes Nazem Kadri’s Skate To The Face

You have probably seen the 'after' picture (below) of Dale Weise, who took Nazem Kadri's skate to his face last night. Here is how it happened and scroll to the 1:45 mark for a slow-motion replay. Continue reading "Video- Dale Weise Takes Nazem Kadri’s Skate To The Face"
Via Kukla's Korner
March 02, 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...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri’s Dirty Hit On Cody Ceci Leads To Game-Tying Goal (Video)

Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri did not win over any Ottawa Senators fans Saturday night. During the second period, Kadri tied up the game, but it wasn’t the goal that had the Sens up in arms — it was what led up to the goal. Late in the second period, Senators defenseman Cody Ceci was playing the puck behind the net. As his back was turned, Kadri came in hard and hammered...
February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Kadri helps Maple Leafs beat Panthers 6-3

Randy Carlyle said it was the best performance he had seen in a long time. Yup, it was one of those nights for Nazem Kadri. The 23-year-old center had three assists, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Florida Panthers 6-3 on Thursday for their fifth consecutive home victory. Kadri has two goals and five assists during a four-game point streak. He picked up his 100th career assist...
Via AP on Fox
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nazem Kadri flashes sweet hands on impressive goal

Nazem Kadri’s point total and play are certainly down this year, but you wouldn’t be able to tell by watching the entirety of Tuesday night’s game at the Air Canada Centre. Kadri was the first star of the game for a good reason, propelling the Leafs to a 3-2 win against a hot Tampa team that was previously on a three-game winning streak. The post Nazem Kadri flashes sweet hands...
Via Diehardsport
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Late goal seals win for Maple Leafs over Lightning

Daily observers of the Maple Leafs have been wondering whether Nazem Kadri and Joffrey Lupul would start to click more often than not. Perhaps we started to get the answer on Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre. Kadri scored two goals as he and Lupul were dangerous on most shifts, leading the Leafs to a 3-2 win against the visiting Tampa Bay Lightning before a crowd of 19,475...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kadri, van Riemsdyk lift Leafs over Lightning 3-2

Nazem Kadri scored twice and James van Riemsdyk got the go-ahead goal late in the third period to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs over the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 on Tuesday night. Jonathan Bernier made 40 saves in his first career start against the Lightning. Van Riemsdyk one-timed Phil Kessel's feed past goalie Ben Bishop at 15:57 of the third for his team-leading 21st goal....
Via AP on Fox
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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