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Nazem Kadri
« on: November 03, 2016, 10:34:39 AM »
I had been hesitant to start up a thread about Kadri in the past, not knowing how much longer he would be on the roster. Now that he's signed for 6 years at a team (and player) friendly rate, and fresh off a statement game that put to bed a media manufactured frenzy over 1st overalls*: here come the Nazem Kadri love letters.

https://mapleleafshotstove.com/2016/11/02/the-evolution-of-nazem-kadri/

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Kadri is the fulcrum down the middle for Toronto this season. The expectation is that he will take on all the tough head-to-head assignments — thereby creating an easier NHL transition for the Nylanders, Matthews and Marners of the roster — and produce like a top-six center in the process. That’s no mean feat, especially when the Leafs’ go-to defence pairing remains a work in progress.

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[Outside] of two off-nights in Winnipeg and Chicago (inevitably, it’s going to go sideways some games against top competition), the results through ten games are encouraging. In the early going, Kadri is keeping top centers off the board with some consistency at even strength — despite a slow start by the Leafs goalies — and he has been carrying an edge in possession in his primary matchups while chipping in four even-strength points and four powerplay points in ten games.

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I’m almost shocked how good he’s been. And competitive, and greasy.
– Mike Babcock on Nazem Kadri
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Re: Nazem Kadri
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2016, 10:49:52 AM »
I hope the refs start cutting him some slack, sure he might have simulated on 1 in 5 calls last year, but that doesn't mean you turn around this year and just ignore every time he is legitimately foul or just call him for diving.

Let's see a return to Nazem Kadri Bob Ross drawing penalties.


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Re: Nazem Kadri
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2016, 10:50:38 AM »
https://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2016/11/02/leafs-nazem-kadri-finally-coming-to-his-own-defence.html

I only care about the photo on this one:

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Re: Nazem Kadri
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2016, 10:53:24 AM »


http://theleafsnation.com/2016/11/2/why-tuesday-night-was-nazem-kadri-s-perfect-game

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"I'm not here to be a role player. I want to help this team win," said Kadri. "I want to do everything I can to help these guys win, and in doing that, help the young kids by paving the road and set a good example by doing things right and showing them what it takes to be a professional. All those things I've embraced."

I'm going to start calling him "The 7:00 Shadow".
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Re: Nazem Kadri
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2016, 02:23:40 PM »
I can't tell if the guy in the ottawa sweater is happy or angry.

I like how he's spilling beer on the woman next to her and zero reaction.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 02:32:35 PM by McGarnagle »

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2016, 03:29:17 PM »
Good stuff Herman! Now I have a place to put the gifs  ;D
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« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 03:30:37 PM »


« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 03:43:44 PM by disco »
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Re: Nazem Kadri
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2016, 03:50:23 PM »
"I'm not here to just be a role player. I want to help this team win." - NAZ
« Last Edit: November 03, 2016, 03:51:57 PM by disco »
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Re: Nazem Kadri
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2016, 03:55:06 PM »
Good stuff Herman! Now I have a place to put the gifs  ;D

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Re: Nazem Kadri
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2016, 02:01:59 PM »
NO ban for last night's hit that kicked off all the shenanigans

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/nazem-kadri-wont-suspended-hit-daniel-sedin/
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Re: Nazem Kadri
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2016, 02:22:08 PM »
No suspension for Kadri on the Sedin hit.  No head shot neither:


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Blind side hits are NOT illegal in itself. If the head isn't the MAIN point of contact, it doesn't matter if it's North/South or East/West. pic.twitter.com/edzNqfnf2M
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2016, 08:06:19 PM »
I still think if was fifty hit. I am glad it was not a suspension

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« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2016, 03:26:51 AM »
I still think if was fifty hit. I am glad it was not a suspension

Yeah, me too. Would have been a big loss, Naz has been playing great. He got a four-gamer last year so I heard if he got dinged this time it would have been repeat-offender status.

It was from the side but in the realm of super dirty it wasn't like kneeing a guy and pretty much ruining his career. Sedin had just shot the puck a split second before. Would I be mad if Marchand did that to Matthews? Probably, but hits like this were much more frequent before the last lock-out. Wango.

Naz is called upon to be the checking center, so he's got to be on the physical edge more than anyone in the top nine. He's going to make a few mistakes. Probably a bit enraged a Sedin got in alone again. And I wonder what caused Rielly to lay out Hanson? That one was great. Took a spear later for his troubles from Burrows.
« Last Edit: November 07, 2016, 03:39:53 AM by disco »
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Re: Nazem Kadri
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2016, 08:49:23 AM »

Something that speaks to how good Kadri's been in the early going is he's got 9 points in 12 games and his linemates, combined, have 6 points.
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Re: Nazem Kadri
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2016, 08:49:23 AM »