There are plenty of rumours surrounding the Maple Leafs as they head into an incredibly busy offseason. Offloading massive contracts and re-signing young depth forwards aside, the Leafs might be looking to trade a forward that has been here from the beginning.
Through 561 regular season games, Nazem Kadri is still in Toronto.
Even though he has been hypothetically traded by about every single media member and any fan with a Twitter account, Kadri is a member of the Leafs.
A player that was drafted back in 2009 by then-GM Brian Burke, haunting every single fan with memories of a time that should be forgotten. Kadri has been through it all in modern Leafs history — Game 7 4-1 collapses, trying to go for it again, complete tank years with a hollow team, rise of young superstars, reuniting with an old London Knights teammate, inability to get out of the first round.
Already going through a rollercoaster of a career, Kadri has established himself as very good NHL centreman, a thought that seemed impossible early on.
As hard as those type of players are to come by, the Leafs are in desperate need for another defenceman. Especially with the news that right-hander Nikita Zaitsev …
Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation