Straight into the links..

Kadri’s self belief is stalling negotiations
What a facepalm of a title that is from Simmons.

Kadri sounding increasingly impatient (The Star) & Contract talks with the Leafs are becoming a distraction for Kadri (TSN)
If he’d just quit believing in himself already this could be done. Seriously, everyone should respect Kadri’s point that the cap issues are not his concern.

Nonis on Phaneuf: “no reason to think he won’t be here for the long run.”
After every major insider reported murmurs of Phaneuf being in play, and despite the speculation that Nonis’ “no untouchables talk” meant Phaneuf was on the outs, Nonis sounds completely confident Phaneuf is here for the long haul.

Andrew MacWilliam is #19 in TLN’s Prospect Countdown
Here’s a guy Leaf management has gone out of their way to mention for a few years now, dating back to Brian Burke and as recently as our interview with Hughes.

Tony Cameranesi comes in at #14 over at PPP
More prospect reading.

ICYMI, some good Leaf artwork: Clarkson on the THN cover and Bernier’s new mask.