Leafs re-sign Nazem Kadri: 2 years, $2.9 million per

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About that catastrophic cap crunch. Bob McKenzie has confirmed Nick Kypreos’ initial report of 2 years, $5.8 million (split like so: $2.7 million in 2013-14, $3.1 million in 2014-15) for Nazem Kadri’s new contract, avoiding a training camp holdout.

Dave Nonis and Claude Loiselle got their terms by waiting out Kadri, from the looks of things.

This should leave a little under $3 million or so to get Cody Franson done.

Kadri’s only real play for further leverage in this negotiation would’ve been to hold out like Subban did while hoping the team suffers in his absence, so we can all be thankful he hasn’t taken that approach.

Kadri will be an RFA again come July 1 of 2015, but will be aiming to score a more lucrative long term extension before then as Logan Couture and Matt Duchene both did.

In the meantime, hard to argue this doesn’t align with some of the other bridge deals signed in recent seasons for players of Kadri’s ilk.

PlayerContract AAV
Contract LengthAgeProductionGamesPPGDate SignedCap Ceiling
Matt Duchene$3.5 million2 years21150 pts2190.68June 23rd, 2012$70.2 million
James Neal$2.875 million2 years2392 pts1550.59Sept. 16th, 2010$59.4 million
Logan Couture$2.875 million2 years2165 pts1040.63August 26th, 2011$70.2 million
Tyler Ennis$2.812 million2 years2183 pts1400.59Sept. 15th, 2012$70.2 million
Nazem Kadri$2.9 million2 years2263 pts990.64Sept. 10th, 2013$64.2 million

Thank God it’s over. No camp missed and hopefully no hard feelings.

  • ShotgunCharlie

    Woot!

  • ShotgunCharlie

    Now Bolland can sit his ass back down on the 3rd line. allllllright!

  • JMAC17

    Nice…figured it would come down tonight…no way he misses camp.
    Glad this is over…expecting Franson deal early tomorrow AM…

  • mcloki

    It’s Like VE day
    Sound the church bells

  • mcloki

    JMAC17 How much is left for Franson

  • ShotgunCharlie

    Confirming Kadri agrees to 2 year deal with the Leafs.

  • Komas Taberle

    The beast from the Middle East is under contract!

  • wiski

    Whew…..

  • mcloki

    TSNBobMcKenzie
    Nazem Kadri’s new two-year deal with TOR has an AAV of $2.9M.

  • mcloki

    2.9 Good. But can they bring in Franson now.

  • wiski

    mcloki I said he won’t take less than Bernier, good deal

  • http://www.unclejakescards.ca/ unclejakescards

    so 3.25 left for franson ????

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    How much does that leave us in cap space now for Franson?

  • wiski

    mcloki Holtzer frees up another mil if he’s sent down.

  • mcloki

    unclejakescards I can’t really tel. I calculate 1.9 but that’s using capgeek. there are other variables i don’t know about,

  • Wilbur

    Good signing. Franson is next. Then….Let’s play some frickin hockey. I’m still sick over blowing that lead vs. Boston and the only fix is to get the regular season rolling.

  • Joe_17

    praise the lord and pass the gravy. this had me worried.

  • wiski

    Congrats to on his new deal, if in fact “bobo’s” last tweet is correct

  • mcloki

    JVReemer21
    Congrats to @43_Kadri on his new deal, if in fact “bobo’s” last tweet is correct #thedream

  • http://www.unclejakescards.ca/ unclejakescards

    actually , 3.333333 left for franson , thats minus holzer and smith…… uh oh

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    WOOOOO!!!!!!!! HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY

  • theacs1966

    Woo hoo!  I called this almost exactly 24 hours ago.  He would be signed this time tomorrow night, I’m paraphrasing myself.  Just so glad this has happened.

  • MLHS_Luke

    The first Nonis move that I like..well done.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    unclejakescards 
    3 million should be enough for a 1 year deal (as Franson is reported to be open to).

  • wiski

    So, there’s gotta be a bridge in London somewhere that we can name after Kadri?!

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    MLHS_Luke 
    Meh!!  Nonis has done a very good job thus far in my books.

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    Franson signing to soon follow I suspect

  • wiski

    theacs1966 I called 8:47 not bad. 😉

  • Bobsyouruncle

    Called this one months ago at $5.9 X  2 years. $2.95M   Too easy. Where’s my T-shirt?

  • http://www.unclejakescards.ca/ unclejakescards

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan unclejakescards i sure hope so …….

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    Dangle_My_Berries 
    Me too.

  • mcloki

    Bon Scott was a Leaf fan MLHS_Luke Agree with you Bon. Can’t really think of a bad move he’s made.

  • Wilbur

    MLHS_Luke Seriously? He’s only made ONE move you’ve liked?

  • wiski

    Bobsyouruncle Your wearing it 😉

  • Dangle_My_Berries

    wiski theacs1966 jesus…..WHAT DO YOU KNOW!! thats freakishly close

  • theacs1966

    wiski theacs1966 I actually don’t remember what time it was, but somewhere around now yesterday.

  • ShotgunCharlie

    mcloki good. Bobo can stuff it. stupid fathead

  • mcloki

    wiski theacs1966 Any readings on Friday lotto numbers. 😉

  • theacs1966

    mcloki wiski theacs1966 Would not be here chatting with you lot if I had that level of skill.

  • Mattmark

    Hallelujah!

  • Komas Taberle

    Leafs have this much cap space left
    300k for bonus to Jake Gardiner, can be repaid next year if he hits the targets
    2M of cap space left
    Holzer 800k
    Smith 500K
    total = 3.3M
    Franson takes 2.9 and leaves 1M (600K is Colborne’s) for Colborne and Raymond to fight it out in camp.
    Beauty!

  • JMAC17

    mcloki Bon Scott was a Leaf fan MLHS_Luke aside for over paying for Clarkson, which I support, he has done well.
    Cam will argue that he fucked up the cap and that maybe, but still yet to be seen

  • Cameron19

    Hooray!

  • ShotgunCharlie

    funny how we magically have almost 6 million in cap space AFTER Kadri signs. I guess we can all pull ourselves back off that ledge

  • mlclearwater

    i fuckin love  u Kadri…and u too Nonis. Very excited

  • rustynail

    ShotgunCharlie thank goodness some one with credibility also reported it

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    JMAC17 mcloki Bon Scott was a Leaf fan MLHS_Luke 
    Nonis didn’t fuck anything up.

  • theacs1966

    wiski theacs1966 check for mine, it was about the same time. I dont’ know how I don’t save these.

  • Cameron19

    This is the most I’ve ever been off the mark for a salary guess.  Really hope it doesn’t bite us in the ass in 2 years.

  • Cameron19

    ShotgunCharlie We have more like 3.