It Could Be A Quiet Summer For The Leafs

from Rosie DiManno of the Toronto Star, Mincing Gorges apart, the two most dramatic re-lo announcements in the hockey universe last week — Kesler and Spezza — had nothing to do with the cracking open of free agency season. Leafs were a spectator to the trade events involving these rather whiny me-first players, starry as they may be. In any event, top line centres are...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs Top Five Young Players

Last season the Toronto Maple Leafs finished sixth in the NHL Atlantic Division with only 84 points and a 38-36-8 record. The team’s goal against number is 256 which is the 26th worse in the league; their penalty kill percentage is 28th.  The team isn’t full of great two-way players, with their best plus/minus rating being a +3 coming from Tyler Bozak. But what they do have...
Via Beyond The Benches
4 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
21 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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

Toronto Maple Leafs’ four untouchables may surprise you

As mentioned earlier, the Maple Leafs are rumored to be shopping major players (and a majorly expensive player) to the Panthers for the first overall pick. That isn’t all that GM Dave Nonis is reportedly considering. As a follow-up to that terrible trade rumor (Phaneuf, Kadri, and the Leafs’ eighth overall pick to Florida for the first overall pick and Ed Jovanovski), it seems...
Via Bloguin Best
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Toronto Maple Leafs’ four untouchables may surprise you

As mentioned earlier, the Maple Leafs are rumored to be shopping major players (and a majorly expensive player) to the Panthers for the first overall pick. That isn’t all that GM Dave Nonis is reportedly considering. As a follow-up to that terrible trade rumor (Phaneuf, Kadri, and the Leafs’ eighth overall pick to Florida for the first overall pick and Ed Jovanovski), it seems...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs actively shopping everybody except short list of 4 untouchables

In seeking to improve a club that seemed like it was good until it all fell rapidly apart down the stretch, the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to be aggressive on the trade market. General manager Dave Nonis has explicitly said that he'll look to the trade market this off-season, and trade rumors have circled around Leafs players from Nikolai Kulemin, to Nazem Kadri, to captain...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 05, 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: Maple Leafs may trade for the top overall pick

The Toronto Maple Leafs may be looking to make a trade to move up in the 2014 NHL Draft, as reported by the Ottawa Sun. Holding the 8th selection in this year’s draft, it’s widely speculated that the organization wants to acquire an earlier pick in order to select one of the players ranked as a top-3 prospect. You may recall the rumor stating the Florida Panthers have been shopping...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Maple Leafs Looking To Trade Up In Draft With Eyes On No. 1 Pick

It’s already been an offseason of change for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and now it sounds like they’re trying to make a big splash ahead of the draft. The Toronto Sun reports the Leafs are looking to trade up in the upcoming NHL entry draft. Toronto currently holds the No. 8 pick in the draft, but according to the report, the Maple Leafs are looking to get as high as the No. 1...
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Leafs players not surprised by Carlyle’s return

Morgan Rielly and Nazem Kadri were hanging out in their hotel room at the world hockey championship when Twitter told them the news. The Toronto Maple Leafs were holding a news conference, so they got curious. It didn't take long for them to find out via social media that coach Randy Carlyle was coming back — with a two-year extension — and assistants Greg Cronin, Scott...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 11, 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

Kadri lifts Maple Leafs over Bruins in OT

TORONTO (AP) Nazem Kadri scored 2:51 into overtime and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Thursday night.
April 03, 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

Mike Augello: Kadri Will Not Face Supplemental Discipline For Hit On Ceci

HNIC's Elliotte Friedman reports that Leafs forward Nazem Kadri will not face supplemental discipline for his hit of Senators defenseman Cody Ceci in Saturday's 6-3 victory over Ottawa. The play was a key turning point in the game between the two provincial rivals, as Kadri labeled the Sens blueliner behind the net and immediately fed line mate Joffrey Lupul for the tying...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 02, 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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