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Leafs’ Kadri denies report about contract demands

Aug 24, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

Nazem Kadri took to Twitter on Saturday to deny a report from Sportsnet’s David Alter that his camp was asking for about $30 million over six years from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Alter responded by saying that he was “going by what he was told” and said he would be “happy to set the record straight.”

In case you were wondering, the 22-year-old didn’t share his actual contract demands via social media.

Whether the earlier report is inaccurate or not – there’s always the possibility that Kadri isn’t aware of every single detail of the negotiations – the bottom line is that the two sides still need to agree on a new contract for the restricted free agent at some point.

In other words, the hockey public might be in for a little more drama before a deal is done.

  1. jacketsfan7 - Aug 24, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    Very official , “ur stories r so inaccurate” what are you 12?

    • hockeyfansubban76 - Aug 24, 2013 at 6:47 PM

      I think his new contract should come with Grammar and Spelling lessons.

    • sfbookreviews - Aug 24, 2013 at 7:55 PM

      Unfortunately, this is the world we live in now. In 30 years, this will be acceptable in college dissertations. Thankfully I’ll be dead by then. Or too old to care.

    • hockeyflow33 - Aug 25, 2013 at 5:33 PM

      It’s twitter, relax

  2. scyounger - Aug 24, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Seems like the leafs are trapped: this feels like an opportunity to offer sheet franson. Might have to give up a 2nd rounder.

  3. Lupy Nazty Philthy - Aug 24, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Wow, I can’t wait for all this to be over. The fabricated “drama” is annoying.

    “Leafs’ Kadri denies report about contract demands”

    What do you mean “report”? He replied to some nobody’s speculation on twitter. Since when is EVERYTHING on twitter news? Sound more like Kadri called a reporter out on his bull flop, then the reporter tried to dig a little more info out, but got nothing.


    • desertfan - Aug 26, 2013 at 12:18 PM

      They need a transition contract of two years at say $2M per for both Kadri and Franson.

      Next few seasons the cap should go up and if this two prove themselves it can be time for BIG contracts.

      • Lupy Nazty Philthy - Aug 26, 2013 at 4:47 PM

        I agree. He’s never played a full season and needs to prove himself. If the rumours are right and the cap will be going up to at least $80M in 4 years, Kadri should just sign a 2 or 3 year bridge deal, then get a nice pay day then.

    • moosehse - Aug 26, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      Oh the drama – exactly!! Boring, very boring indeed.
      Just over a month of wild speculation and supposition
      to go. Unfortunately, it happens several times a year.

  4. cdelm - Aug 24, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Kadri just screwed himself over. Now when the actual report from his agent comes out saying “we offered the leafs a $30m deal and they denied it”.

  5. scrouch - Aug 25, 2013 at 7:35 AM

    I don’t know if his agent actually asked for that type of contract. Possible but unlikely given that so far in his career he’s played well for about 30 games in a lockout shortened season where he was playing and in the AHL and in mid-season form before most guys had played at all. He had a good season but it wasn’t a typical situation and he hasn’t done anything outside of that. Still hard to say if it was just the situation that worked well for him or if he can replicate the results. If he wouldn’t have gone back to his more typical ineffectiveness for the last 1/4 of the season I’d be more inclined to think he had actually made the jump.

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