The writing was on the wall the moment the Leafs announced that they had signed Jason Spezza to a $700,000 deal earlier in the day….many of us predicted a trade was imminent involving Kadri.
Rumors (I am in the USA) had been swirling that clubs were interested in Leafs third line center Nazem Kadri for a few weeks and then at about 7pm EST the news dropped.
First there were a few tweets from former players like this…..
Leafs just made a big move.
— Paul Bissonnette (@BizNasty2point0) July 1, 2019
and finally it was announced.
.@Sportchek Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have acquired defenceman Tyson Barrie, forward Alex Kerfoot and a 2020 sixth-round pick (COL) in exchange for Nazem Kadri, Calle Rosen and a 2020 third-round pick (TOR).
— Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) July 1, 2019
After 10 years with the Leafs organization, thru turmoil and personal growth it is time for Nazem Kadri to move onto another location. Hope he enjoys his time in Colorado.
As an aside, that matters bigly in the salary cap world, the Avs will retain 50% of Tyson Barrie’s salary.
Huge move by Dubas.
Bring on the season.