Mike Babcock believes Nazem Kadri has been the Leafs best forward this year.
The Score "Nazem Kadri is ready to take the next, big step with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The forward, who will turn 25 the day before the 2015-16 regular season begins, signed a one-year, $4.1-million deal with the club earlier this summer, and is expected to assert himself as a top-flight center moving..." September 01
Sportsnet "It’s no secret that Nazem Kadri’s career with the Toronto Maple Leafs hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing, but general manager Kyle Dubas thinks that’s all going to change. Dubas was a guest Friday on Sportsnet 590 The Fan’s Jeff Blair Show from the Leafs’ development camp in Collingwood,..." July 11
NHL.com "The Toronto Maple Leafs are in the midst of reshaping their roster, but center Nazem Kadri is expected to be one of their top six forwards. If they're going to win more games than most expect next season, Kadri is going to have to provide offense consistently. New coach Mike Babcock believes..." July 08
Toronto Sun "The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed forward Nazem Kadri to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Sunday." July 05
The Score "Nazem Kadri isn't going to dwell on his latest circumstance after learning he will miss the Toronto Maple Leafs' next four games for hitting Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser in the head. "It's obviously hard to deal with," Kadri told David Alter of mapleleafs.com. "I'm not going to sit here..." March 18
Sportsnet "A week after Nazem Kadri was suspended by his own team for three games, the Toronto Maple Leafs forward was dealt a ban of another kind. Kadri was suspended four games by NHL’s department of player safety Wednesday for delivering an illegal check to the head of Edmonton Oilers forward Matt..." March 18
CBS Sports "Scary moment for Edmonton Oilers forward Matt Fraser on Monday night when he was hit in the head by Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri midway through the third period. Fraser immediately dropped to the ice and struggled to skate off under the assistance of two teammates. Kadri was given..." March 17
Pro Hockey Talk "Toronto forward Nazem Kadri‘s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month continues. Having already served a team-issued suspension for behavioral issues, Kadri now faces discipline from the league after catching Edmonton’s Matt Fraser with an elbow on Monday night. The NHL’s Department of..." March 17
Toronto Sun "There is a laundry list of issues that Maple Leafs have with Nazem Kadri. And if they didn’t believe he was a player worth fighting for, worth keeping through the rebuild, they would have ignored his perceived indiscretions and looked to trade him in June. But the Leafs — in particular..." March 16
Toronto Star "He’s sorry. He’s embarrassed. And he’s a wiser young man than five days ago. Feels almost like a lifetime for Nazem Kadri, in less than a week endured under the glare of massive media speculation, sharp coach criticism and astonishing frankness from Maple Leaf hockey czar Brendan..." March 14
Pro Hockey Talk "While a health scratch seemingly serves as a wake-up call for Nazem Kadri, it sounds like the Toronto Maple Leafs aren’t quite finished sending him a message. Brendan Shanahan approached the media with some stern comments and a stunning announcement on Wednesday: Kadri will sit two more games,..." March 11
Nazem Kadri is scratched tonight. "It's brutal."
Leafs and Kadri have discussed range of $, but not term. No offer has been made yet...and doesn't sound like Tor is in a rush.
The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs have reportedly taken a step toward ensuring forward Nazem Kadri remains with the organization for the foreseeable future. The Maple Leafs have opened negotiations with Kadri on a potential long-term contract, Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet reports. The team opened talks..." January 22
Nichols on Hockey "On how difficult the assessment of Nazem Kadri becomes, given the fact that he’ll be an RFA this summer, and he’s going to want dough: “He’s going to want it. Yeah. I would still be surprised if Nazem Kadri makes it to the trade deadline as a Toronto Maple Leaf.” They just don’t want to deal..." December 02
Toronto Star "Nazem Kadri will be at the Air Canada Centre Wednesday to join in the latest episode of the Ice Bucket Challenge craze taking the NHL by storm. But in about three weeks, he hopes to be making a different kind of splash — at Maple Leafs training camp. And he says he’s been working harder than..." August 21
Edmonton Journal "This just in from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe & Mail, more talk that Toronto Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis would be willing to trade Nazem Kadri or Jake Gardiner. “You have the sense that Maple Leafs GM David Nonis would happily move two of his youngsters, Nazem Kadri and Jake Gardiner, in the..." June 10
CBS Sports "Somewhat curiously, the name of Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri made its way into the rumor mill earlier this season when it was suggested the Leafs would be willing to trade him. That portion of the mill isn't going to stop spinning after Maple Leafs GM Dave Nonis made an appearance on..." January 16
Bleacher Report "Nazem Kadri is a talented forward with tremendous upside, and it is rather interesting that the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to deal a potential No. 1 center. Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet broke the news on Monday that two NHL teams confirmed that Kadri is available for trade. There have been..." January 01
Toronto Star "Are the Maple Leafs shopping Nazem Kadri on the trade market? A report out of the New York Post and Sportsnet suggested that the Leafs would be open to trade offers for the struggling centre. “Boy oh boy, would the Maple Leafs love to find a taker for Nazem Kadri,” read a report in the Post on..." January 01
Nazem Kadri back at practice today centering top line. Cody Franson also practicing once more.
Carlyle confirms death in the family for Kadri. Will not play tonight.
Toronto Star "Nazem Kadri was on the Toronto Maple Leafs top line in practice Wednesday as he prepares to return from his three-game suspension. Kadri says he won’t change the way he bodychecks other players now that he is returning from a suspension. Kadri ran over Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom,..." November 21
TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri has been suspended three games for his hit to Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom during Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win on Wednesday according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. Kadri ran over Backstrom seven minutes into the game, and his elbow..." November 15
Pro Hockey Talk "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri drew ire and plenty of criticism for a collision with Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom on Wednesday. Backstrom, 35, tried to play through the pain but eventually made way for Josh Harding. That might sound like a blessing in disguise for Minnesota..." November 14
Toronto Sun "With the gaping hole they have up the middle right now, the Maple Leafs can ill afford to lose another centre. Yet, that's the position Nazem Kadri might have put his team into after he ploughed into Minnesota Wild goalie Niklas Backstrom in the first period of Toronto's 2-1 shootout defeat at..." November 14
TSN "Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri will have a disciplinary hearing at 1pm et Thursday for his hit to Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom during Minnesota's 2-1 shootout win on Wednesday. Kardi ran over Backstrom seven minutes into the game. Kadri's elbow appeared to hit Backstrom..." November 14
Toronto Star "This is Nazem Kadri's opportunity. With Tyler Bozak expected to miss at least a week because of a lower-body injury, the Toronto Maple Leafs are counting on Kadri to fill his spot as the first-line centre between James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel. If Saturday night's showing against the..." October 28
Toronto Star "With another workday nearly done at Wednesday’s Leafs practice Nazem Kadri made like a short-order cook. Using the blade of his stick like a spatula he picked up a puck and repeatedly heaved it high into the air. The disc went up. The disc came down. And Kadri though he attempted to catch it..." October 10
Toronto Sun "At last count Nazem Kadri had more than 111000 followers for his Twitter handle @43_Kadri. So he would be disappointed if coach Randy Carlyle emulated Vancouver’s John Tortorella and restricted use of the social media tool among players. Even though Kadri took something of a public beating..." September 14
TSN "The Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Nazem Kadri on a two-year $5.8 million deal. The agreement ends an off-season of contract talks that at times according to reports had the two sides very far apart in both demands and expectations. "Congrats to..." September 11
SI "They’re not there yet but it sounds like the Toronto Maple Leafs and RFA forward Nazem Kadri are finally speaking the same language in their long-running and combative contract talks. According to Bob MacKenzie who was speaking on TSN Radio in Toronto this afternoon the two sides are finally..." September 10
Toronto Star "Dion Phaneuf jetted off to New York Wednesday morning to attend an NHL media event. Joffrey Lupul checked back in to Toronto after a summer spent travelling. Tyler Bozak let reporters in on a friendly bet he lost to a friend from his college hockey days. And Nazem Kadri? Well the..." September 05
No change in negotiations between Kadri and the Leafs. Obviously his participation in training camp is in question. Still time for a deal.
Toronto Sun "Nazem Kadri was ready to tee it up here on Tuesday but will he able to suit up when Maple Leafs training camp starts next week? Still without a contract eight days before the team is due to report for medical testing that prospect is very much in doubt. And the longer his status lingers the..." September 03
Pro Hockey Talk "Nazem Kadri said that “it’s not his job” to worry about the Toronto Maple Leafs’ salary cap situation on Tuesday. Saturday provides more evidence of that thought because if Sportsnet’s David Alter’s report is correct Kadri wants more than the Buds currently have. Kadri’s camp reportedly began..." August 24
TSN "Restricted free agent centre Nazem Kadri is still in a holding pattern in contract talks with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the 22-year-old centre may be feeling the pinch. Working out at the team's practice facility in Mississauga on Tuesday Kadri told reporters that talks over a new deal are..." August 21
TSN "When training camp begins this September Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis fully expects his remaining two restricted free agents - forward Nazem Kadri and defenceman Cody Franson - to be there. For that to happen though Nonis might need to get creative. The Maple Leafs have under $5..." August 19
Toronto Sun "The story got a lot of mileage back in the winter of 2010 when veteran Maple Leafs had a one-game glance at Nazem Kadri sans shoulder pads and T-shirt. Captain Dion Phaneuf in particular warned the doughy first-round pick that in future he’d best shape up or get shipped out to the farm when the..." August 13
TSN "With the NHL's offseason nearly half over Nazem Kadri is still confident that he'll be re-signed by the Toronto Maple Leafs before the start of training camp. Speaking to reporters at the Canadian Open Pro-Am in Oakville Ontario on Wednesday the restricted free agent forward said that while..." July 25
Toronto Star "Nazem Kadri sounds like he’s not worried about the direction of contract talks, and is most definitely looking forward to next season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kadri is one of the Leafs’ key restricted free agents. “We’re in conversation,” Kadri said of contract talks. “There’s still..." July 13
Toronto Star "Tyler Bozak or Stephen Weiss? James Reimer or Jonathan Bernier? What’s Nazem Kadri worth? Should Clarke MacArthur return? What about extending Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf? Maple Leafs general manager Dave Nonis is the first to admit there are plenty of questions surrounding the franchise, but he..." June 20
Toronto Star "Nazem Kadri hasn’t scored in April. Seven games thus far this month and no goals, and no goals since his hat trick in Ottawa back on March 30. On the surface, that span qualifies as a slump. In theory, Kadri is facing more intense coverage from desperate teams who are hitting him at every..." April 18
NHL.com "Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin, Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom and Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 24. Ovechkin led the NHL with five goals and eight points in four games, stretching his..." March 25
Toronto Sun "Four NHL general managers and three times that many scouts sat high above the ice at First Niagara Center, all of them marvelling at the unexpected phenom, Nazem Kadri. It is that apparent and that unexpected what this young man is doing in his first full-time tour of duty as a Maple..." March 22
National Post "Nazem Kadri is moving on up. The Toronto Maple Leafs centre, who is tied for the team scoring lead with 27 points, has been playing like a top-six forward all season. Now, it appears he has been given that distinction. Kadri, along with Joffrey Lupul and Matt Frattin, wore blue jerseys at..." March 18
Toronto Sun "Nazim Kadri is making a name for himself — even though half the hockey world seems to be mispronouncing it. The Maple Leafs’ leading scorer has heard it about 30 times this year for goals, assists, penalties and even some three star selections, but rarely does it come out sounding the same way..." March 06
Toronto Sun "On the next night of his NHL life, Nazem Kadri found himself not with a highlight quality goal, but the puck in the back of the net just the same. Add an assist in the 4-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Monday night at the Air Canada Centre and it was tough not to make the 22-year-old the..." March 05