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Kadri says it would be ‘terrible’ if he were traded

Jan 17, 2014, 1:08 PM EDT

From TSN’s Mark Masters:

The Nazem Kadri trade chatter grew louder yesterday when Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis went on TSN 1050 radio and said he’d be “willing” to deal the 23-year-old center.

Granted, Nonis also said he wasn’t “trying” to trade Kadri. And it should be noted that Nonis has always maintained that anyone can be traded, as long as the price is right.

“I’ve always felt the word ‘untouchable’ is really ridiculous. At some point, there’s a deal that would make sense for everyone,” Nonis said a few years back.

Kadri is signed through next season with a cap hit of $2.9 million, after which he can become a restricted free agent.

  1. cofran2004 - Jan 17, 2014 at 1:43 PM

    Come on over, Naz. We could use you on my beer league team. We just got pasted 7-1, and our goalie was credited with our goal. We can send my buddy mitch over. And a bag of pucks. And some beer. Labatt’s if you want it. It’s a good trade, Dave. And its a limited time offer. If I don’t hear from you by tonight, the Labatt’s is off the table…

  2. pmonte3122 - Jan 17, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    He’s bad

    • joey4id - Jan 17, 2014 at 2:35 PM

      You’re right, but so is their d. The question is, can Kadri become a better player if given time to develop? idk the kid enough. Seems like his problem is between the ears from what I’ve been reading.

  3. patthehockeyfan - Jan 17, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    Jeez, Naz. Didn’t you watch 24/7 – Red Wings/Maple Leafs? Carlyle had a thing or two to say about you on the show. Now you’re on the 3rd line.

    Writing is on the wall, friend. Keep a toothbrush handy and nearby.

  4. stcrowe - Jan 17, 2014 at 2:50 PM

    There is life after Toronto, kid. Just ask Alex Steen.

    • dueman - Jan 17, 2014 at 4:44 PM

      You’re absolutely right….6 years after he was traded from the Leafs, he’s now having his breakout season! LOL! Some people are too funny. Kadri is going to stay in Toronto. You don’t give up on a promising young player like him just because of a soft-more slump….that would just be stupid. This is all just dumb media driven drivel, period.

    • pfhockey - Jan 18, 2014 at 12:14 AM

      And Clarke MacArthur. lol

  5. hockey412 - Jan 17, 2014 at 4:35 PM

    Does it make much sense to move him now? And what are they going to get?

    He’s signed to a pretty cap-friendly hit through next year…and after all that negotiating, Toronto for the most part got what they wanted from that deal. He’s not doing near as well as last year but could turn it around. I can see trading him next year, before the contract drama starts again, but I can’t see it this year.

  6. obwleafer - Jan 17, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Kadri’s biggest problem is Growlyle. Unless your name is Dion Phnuff you get less ice time if you make mistakes! Nazzle Dazzle played most of his best games on the wing. I would put him back there with Holland & Lupes. I bet that line would tear it up in no time. Holland has already made Clarkson & Kulie look better! Now I know Clarkson is on IR but I’d put him/D’Amigo with J-Mac & Raymond on the 3rd line. Call up Smithson and have him center the 4th line until Bolland comes back, then rearrange the furnishings from there.

    • dueman - Jan 17, 2014 at 9:04 PM

      Using all those nicknames makes this comment the silliest thing that I have read in a long time, and I’m a Leaf fan. Unless, that is, if you are 10 years old….are you 10? Anyways, just a little info for you….Kadri’s ice time hasn’t been going down, but on most teams in every sport, making mistakes will cost you playing time. Also Phaneuf is actually playing about 5 minutes less per game this year than he was last year, and considering that while still playing the most minutes, yet leading the team in plus/minus, you should be happy that Carlyle puts so much faith in him.

      By the way, could you tell me when it was that Kadri was a winger? Hearing that one’s a first for me….

      • beergold - Jan 18, 2014 at 1:53 PM

        Jeez dooman you are a Leaf fan…would never have guessed it. Havent seen you on the boards lately telling everyone how smart you are. You must have been on the recent Leaf road trip with Kessel and were too busy to log on!

  7. canada2014gold - Jan 17, 2014 at 7:00 PM

    Where did the up and coming leafs go??? Lol loser team with loser fans

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