Kadri Gives Leafs Their February Highlight

Published on 22-Feb-2016 by Alan Adamsson

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Kadri Gives Leafs Their February Highlight

It was a glimmer of hope from the old guard.

Mike Shanahan, Lou Lamoriello, and Mike Babcock have a ton -- make that a buncha kilograms; it's Canada -- of rebuilding to do, which made ditching veterans a necessity, but one they kept put on a show for Toronto fans Saturday night.

Nazem Kadri offered a prime example of why assists have the same weight as goals in hockey:

Yes. Yes it is. And much more useful than this:

But it wasn't enough to beat Philadelphia, who picked off the extra point in a 5-4 overtime victory.

And that, in turn, would not be enough to keep the old Broad Street Bullies from wondering how in the name of Freddie the Fog could any opponent skate through that many Flyers without having to update his health insurance.