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Leafs, Kadri not close to a deal

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07:31 AM ET 08.20 | One of the qualities that has helped Nazem Kadri reach the NHL in Toronto may be standing in the way of keeping him safely there for the foreseeable future. More than anyone else, Kadri believes in himself -- proudly, not so modestly -- sees himself as a star. ... And it is that kind of steadfast belief that has him and the Leafs at odds this close to training camp. But this is reality time now. And the two sides can't agree on much of anything with the restricted free agent entangled in this contract boondoggle. Kadri wants to be paid like a star. Big money. Long term. Although no one involved will share the details of the stalled negotiations, whispers around indicate the two sides aren't close to a deal. Kadri, the centre, wants star money.

Toronto Sun

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August 20, 2013  07:41 AM ET

Maybe he can hook up with a real team!!

August 20, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Kind of torn here.

1) Kadri is forst Leafs pick in eons to have star potential, so signing him should be a top priority.

2) He seems more than a tad on the selfish side, definitely more than a little arrogant. Don't know about his leadership qualities.

He wants star money after a half-season? Doesn't look good for a guy who (rightly or wrongly) couldn't crack one of the worst lineups in the NHL for the first few seasons of his career. He did nosedive during the last dozen games and playoffs, so who is the real Kadri? Do the Leafs throw 4-5 million and term at a guy that can disappear for long stretches?

Or do they entertain trade offers for a young player whose stock may never be higher? May net them some valuable pieces going forward?

August 20, 2013  08:55 AM ET

Always pick Door # 3.

From the memoirs of Monty Hall

August 20, 2013  09:29 AM ET

The bad part for him is that the Leafs will do just fine without him.

August 20, 2013  09:36 AM ET

"sees himself as a star"

The Muslim Dany Heatley?

August 20, 2013  10:16 AM ET

Can anybody access page 2 on any of the threads?

August 20, 2013  10:18 AM ET

Can't even quote you Canuck.
Site is messed up.

August 20, 2013  10:20 AM ET

ACCESS DENIED

August 20, 2013  10:21 AM ET

"Can't even quote you Canuck.
Site is messed up."

It must be the Leafs turn to run Truth & Rumors.

August 20, 2013  10:23 AM ET

R'uh R'oh.

August 20, 2013  10:28 AM ET

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Alter boy quote?

August 20, 2013  10:31 AM ET

ACCESS DENIED Alter boy quote?

I think you need to speak to a counselor about your experience.

August 20, 2013  11:20 AM ET

They need to sign him

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August 20, 2013  12:55 PM ET

Okay they won't accept quotes you can't get to page 2 Wake up interns

August 20, 2013  12:57 PM ET

I said WAKE UP

August 20, 2013  12:57 PM ET

I said WAKE UP

August 20, 2013  12:58 PM ET

Seriously

 
August 20, 2013  01:00 PM ET

joec how 'bout we call him Cody Hodgson 2.0 from now on

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