Three weeks ago Nazem Kadri scored a hat trick in a 4-0 Toronto Maple Leafs victory over the Ottawa Senators, a win that pushed them into fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings and catapulted Kadri into sixth in the NHL scoring race.
Kadri and Joffrey Lupul combined for eight points that night – they each had four – in what was arguably the 22 year old’s best performance in a Leafs uniform to date.
And Don Cherry felt like Kadri had earned some spotlight.
So having always been a Kadri advocate, Cherry pulled him out of the Leafs dressing room after the game and into the Coach’s Corner studio for an interview with Hockey Night in Canada’s Ron MacLean. One thing led to another and eventually a post-game chat led to a mini Leafs lovefest with Cherry standing alongside Kadri and Leafs enforcers Frazer McLaren and Colton Orr in the studio.
Before CBC could cut to commercial at the end of the segment Cherry laid a sweet smooch on Kadri’s left cheekRead More »from Nazem Kadri’s scoring slump and the kiss that may have cursed him