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Report: Toronto Maple Leafs closing in on deal with Nazem Kadri

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Nazem Kadri of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Nazem Kadri won’t get everything he wants, but a bridge deal should be fairly close. (Andre Ringuette/Getty Images)

By Allan Muir

They’re not there yet, but it sounds like the 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 both talking about a two-year bridge contract. Kadri is looking at something around $7 million, while the Leafs are countering with $5.7 million. Still a bit of a gap there, but it’s getting closer. And after versatile — but far less impactful — Senators forward Colin Greening signed a short-term deal earlier today that averaged $2.65 million per season, it’s a good bet that the final number on Kadri’s deal will be nearer to the player’s position than to Toronto’s.

Of course, every dollar Kadri gets out of the approximately $5 million that the Maple Leafs have left to spend under the cap is a dollar less that will be available for the club to sign fellow RFA Cody Franson. The sooner Kadri grabs his share, in other words, the better.

Unless of course this is all a bluff to drive up the bidding in the KHL…

HACKEL: How serious a threat is the KHL?

MUIR: RFA’s finding they have no upper hand in talks


  • Published On Sep 09, 2013
  • Top Line: Pens are tough, Fiberglass Face may be tougher; more links

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    Colin Greening of the Ottawa Senators

    Senators winger Colin Greening had a bit of stick embedded in his face when he scored the Game 3 winner. (Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

    • One look at Colin Greening’s face proves how far a player will go to win in the playoffs.

    • Daniel Alfredsson’s game-tying goal in the last minute turned what looked like a Pittsburgh sweep into a series that could go the distance.

    • The Penguins always seem to do things the hard way, writes Dejan Kovacevic.

    • Forget what opposing fans say. This player has proven himself to be one of the toughest in hockey with his performance in these playoffs.

    • With a win, and Jason Spezza back in the lineup, there is hope in Ottawa.

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  • Published On May 20, 2013
  • NHL playoffs: Greening the double-OT hero as Senators beat Penguins, 2-1

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    Colin Greening

    Colin Greening scored the winning goal in double overtime for the Senators (Jana Chytilova/Getty Images)

    By Allan Muir

    The Ottawa Senators have it all wrong.

    They call themselves “The Pesky Sens,” swiping a catchphrase from the Dallas Stars and using it as a hashtag on Twitter. It wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t so misleading.

    The Senators aren’t pesky. They’re resolute, resilient. They proved it again tonight, just when everyone was ready to write them off, piecing together their biggest win of the postseason by beating Pittsburgh 2-1 in double overtime in Game 3 to cut the Pens’ series lead to 2-1.

    We’ve all made that mistake before. This is the same team that seemed destined for the draft lottery after losing Jason Spezza, then Craig Anderson, then Erik Karlsson in rapid succession. But the Senators proved everyone wrong, not just earning a playoff berth, but knocking off the second-seed Montreal Canadiens with ease.

    So maybe we shouldn’t have been surprised to see them send what looked like a sure loss into overtime with a shorthanded beauty in the final minute off the stick of captain Daniel Alfredsson.

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  • Published On May 20, 2013


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