Why Nazem Kadri May Be on the Verge of a True Breakout Season

Thomas Drance
October 22 2015 03:32PM

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Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri will probably never live up to the wildest 'he's almost like if you combined Doug Gilmour with Wayne Gretzky' expectations foisted upon him by a landslide of fortunate bounces during the lockout abbreviated 2013 campaign, but he may yet emerge as a bona fide top-line centre.

Kadri, 25, is still in his statistical prime and for the first time in his career has received plum first-line opportunities for the Leafs for an extended stretch. The early returns on the 'Kadri as first-line pivot' experiment - in particular his negative on-ice goal differential and his three points in six games - aren't awe inspiring, but if you look a bit deeper, there are signs that Kadri may be poised to breakout in a major way. And for real this time. 

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Leafs send Frank Corrado down to Marlies on Conditoning Stint

Jeff Veillette
October 22 2015 12:39PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a sudden and, to some, startling move, sending defenceman Frank Corrado to the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League. The move is a temporary one, and is being labelled as a conditioning stint.

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LFR9 - Game 6 - Estrada - Tor 1, Buf 2 (SO)

Steve Dangle
October 22 2015 11:41AM

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Yeah yeah the Leafs lost BUT HOW ABOUT MARCO ESTRADA?!?

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Toronto Maple Leafs Post-Game: Let Me Clear My Throat

Cat Silverman
October 21 2015 08:22PM

Three Cheers for the tank battle!

Confession: as much as I want to harp about the number of reasons I hate the shootout, I'd much rather just point out how much I love Buffalo's goal song. No one can take that away from me. 

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LGD: Let the Tank Battle Begin

Jon Steitzer
October 21 2015 10:29AM

It's Leafs hockey time again. It seems like this has been an incredibly rare occurrence, but here we are getting ready to watch the sixth game of the season and in Buffalo of all places.

The two teams that will battle for the basement, and battled for Babcock over the summer finally meet head to head and we get to take in the wonder that is Jack Eichel for the first time, while Buffalo fans are likely being treated to the exciting return of Martin Marincin to the Leafs lineup. 

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