Top Five Trade Destinations for Nazem Kadri

Bobby Cappuccino
February 16 2016 07:35AM

What a year it’s been for Nazem Kadri; The missed practice; the “reading between the lines” of Brendan Shanahan’s statement afterwards; the presumably long-term commitment the Leafs were at one point willing to make turning into a one-year contract extension.


But then Mike Babcock came along. And Lou Lamoriello. And the remaking of Nazem Kadri. Despite Kadri's shooting percentage struggles and not putting up the points he is capable of, management has made sure Kadri's tires have been pumped every time they’ve had a chance to do so.

The only thing about those pumped tires? Management did the same thing with Dion Phaneuf - and we know how that turned out. And with Kadri in his prime, management have to ask themselves - is this a guy that is part of the future? He’ll be 27, 28, 29 when this team is a contender. That question is important because if you move him now, you’d likely be getting some good value because of that tire pumping we talked about earlier.

Let’s look at what they could get for Naz if they decide to move him.

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James Reimer's performance is dipping, along with his contract expectations

Ryan Fancey
February 16 2016 07:23AM

The last few weeks have been great for the Leafs' tanking effort, sinking them to dead last in the league and heavily increasing their chances of drafting one of the 'big three' in June. And if they look to hold on to their current starting goaltender for the next couple years, this slide, which will likely continue, might make things easier on their wallets as well.

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TLN Postgame: C7-2cago

Adam Laskaris
February 15 2016 09:28PM

Chicago scored 7 and the Leafs scored 2. In a stinky season, you're going to have a few stinkers. And this one smelled baaaaaaaad. The result or even the scoreline wasn't surprising per se, but the path was a little wonky.

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Monday Mailbag: Justin's Back in the Driver's Seat

Justin Fisher
February 15 2016 02:29PM

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It's Mailbag time, and we got a lot of stuff to tackle this week. The 2016 NHL Entry Draft, Steven Stamkos, unrestricted free agency, William Nylander, Mitch Marner... Let's just skip the formalities, yeah?

Pitter patter, let's get at 'er. 

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LGD: Leafs roll into the Windy City

Justin Fisher
February 15 2016 01:29PM

Today is Family Day in Ontario. It's a holiday that, as it's name suggests, is meant to be spent with family and loved ones. That's very sweet, but if your family is full of Leafs fans, maybe try and find something else to do other then watch the game tonight? The Leafs are in Chicago this evening to wrap up their five-game road trip, and I sincerely doubt the powerhouse Blackhawks are going to be taking it easy on them.

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