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Nazem Kadri: More Credit Required | Leafs Hub
Note: All stats correct as of before Calgary game To paraphrase an old adage from Paul Coffey: "Hockey's a funny game. You have to prove yourself every shift, every game. It's not up to anybody else. You have to take pride in yourself." One man who seems to live by this is Toronto Maple Leafs centre Nazem Kadri, arguably one of the team's most under-appreciated players over the past few years. At the end of a nine-game point streak - the highest in his NHL career - it is important to reflect upon the good work that Nazem Kadri has done and just how important he has become for this Maple Leafs franchise. For a man who has in the past been referred to as a "pest" for his exuberant, chippy and sometimes reckless style of play, it is sometimes easy to overlook just how productive the 27-year-old forward has been not just recently, but over the course of his tenure with the Leafs. Kadri is one of those players who, let's be honest, is not exactly well liked by