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Nazem Kadri doesn’t hate the Flames, but wanted to remain a Leaf – it turned out poorly

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Nazem Kadri appeared on the latest edition of the 31 Thoughts podcast this week and among the topics he discussed was whether or not he blocked a trade to the Calgary Flames… and why. Kadri was surprisingly forthcoming about the topic.

New Avalanche Nazem Kadri on why he blocked an earlier trade to the Calgary Flames:

— Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) July 11, 2019

(Via Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun):

What happened is they had a deal in place and they wanted me to move my no-trade clause… Obviously, for me, it was no disrespect to Calgary or the Flames organization — I love their team and I love the direction they’re headed.