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What Is Kadri Thinking?

from Jeff Blair of the Globe and Mail,

And now along comes Kadri, who is under the mistaken impression that because the 22-year-old centre feels he was screwed around by the organization, it’s time to make it all back. At least, that’s the way it’s been allowed to be portrayed in the media.

If Kadri isn’t taking to Twitter to “correct” information being dispensed by people who cover the team on a daily basis, or insiders with solid track records (such as TSN’s Bob McKenzie), he’s standing in front of microphones and cameras and breaking what at one-point was a self-imposed embargo.

The Maple Leafs would be guilty of stupidity if they were they not leaking details of negotiations because, well, that’s the way these things go. It’s all about public positioning.

Kadri has fussed about the inaccuracy of reports he wants John Tavares money (six years, $33-million U.S.) but even if those figures are skewed a bit, the mathematics of Kadri’s negotiations are fairly easy to figure out.


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J.J. from Kansas's avatar

So it’s right and just and totally not stupid for the Leafs to constantly leak stuff to media members all to happy to portray Kadri as a slimeball greedy kid who won’t fix their cap problems for them, but Kadri should just shut up?

Boy, Toronto media sure knows how this whole process should work, based on how they’ve worked the plan to perfection putting together what’s very likely going to be a playoff bubble team.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 09/06/13 at 10:51 AM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

The kid has had one good shortened season. He needs to swallow his pride and sign.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 09/07/13 at 09:43 AM ET

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