Heading into tonight’s matchup against the Colorado Avalanche, which will be Nazem Kadri’s first playing against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Toronto, it seems prudent to take a look at the trade to see how it’s shaking out early on for both teams.
The Leafs swapped Nazem Kadri and minor-league Swedish defender Calle Rosén to the Colorado Avalanche for both Tyson Barrie and Alexander Kerfoot. The prominent sentiment at the time was that the Leafs won this deal by a healthy margin. It seemed that both teams got something they needed. Generally, though, Toronto came out ahead.
Let’s take a first pass at how this trade worked out for both sides.
Kadri got off to a slow start in Colorado, with no points in his first four games, but has gotten mostly back to normal now. In 26 games, he’s on a 63-point pace for an 82 game season. In his only 82 game year in Toronto, Kadri finished with 61 points, but in each of the other years, he was on pace for somewhere between 45 and 50. So, he’s generally producing at a higher level than he did in Toronto, which is what the Avalanche …
Author: Ryan Hobart / The Leafs Nation