Nazem Kadri Sends a Jab at the Maple Leafs Organization

Published July 15, 2023 at 11:11
BY JULIEN TREKKER
     
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Kadri Criticizes the Leafs



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Nazem Kadri, recently made news for his comments about his old team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. He played for the Leafs for ten years before moving to another team, the Colorado Avalanche. During his time with the Avalanche, he achieved great things, winning the Stanley Cup and having the best season of his career, scoring 87 points in 2021-22.

After leaving Colorado, Kadri signed a seven-year contract with the Calgary Flames. However, things didn't go well for him or the team, as the Flames didn't make it to the playoffs and Kadri had a disappointing season.

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In an interview on Sportsnet 960, Kadri talked about the Flames' struggles and indirectly criticized his former team:

"I played in Toronto for 10 years. I can shrug things off pretty easily"


The market in Toronto is known to be one of the hardest one to play in within the NHL. Kadri was drafted there, he has the experience needed to face a rough patch in his new organization.

Looking Forward with the Flames: Kadri's Positive Outlook



Despite his comment about the Leafs, Kadri is clearly focused on his current team and their hopes of making the playoffs in the future.

During the same interview, Kadri expressed confidence in the Flames' new head coach, Ryan Huska. He had spoken with Huska several times since he took on the role and believes that Huska's vision, experience, and knowledge of the team will be a significant advantage for them.

"I've got faith in Husk (Ryan Huska, the Flames' new head coach), I've talked to him several times one-on-one since the news broke. I really like where his head's at. I think he's a smart guy. He's got some coaching experience ... (is) familiar with the franchise and the players surrounding the organization, so that's a huge help to find somebody in-house like that who already knows what's going on... At the end of the day, defense is going to win you a championship, but it's a modern NHL offensive game that everyone has to adapt to, and I think he's going to look to be creative."


In the last season, Kadri scored 24 goals and earned 56 points with the Flames. Despite this decline, Kadri is determined to regain his momentum and help his team in the upcoming season.

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