Toronto Maple Leafs: Media Manufactures Scandal Involving Nazem Kadri

September 28th, 2012 by Curtis Ng Leave a reply »
Training camp for the Toronto Marlies opened on Thursday, September 27 and as per Maple Leafs tradition, everything was heavily scrutinized.

Ah, Toronto—where good isn't good enough, average is terrible and bad is disastrous.

Top prospect Nazem Kadri, as you probably know, trained with fitness guru Gary Roberts over the summer.

Gary Roberts does not accept students who aren't completely dedicated to his teachings, and yet, all of a sudden, everyone (read: the media) is chattering about how Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins called Kadri out for his high body fat.

"No Benefit for Marlies to Label Nazem Kadri Fat and Slow," reads the headline of an article by Michael Traikos of the National Post.

If I remember correctly, Coach Eakins did not call (or "label") Kadri either of those things.

Check out the video of the media scrum from the Mastercard Centre (via to verify this for yourself.

From Traikos' National Post article:

On Friday, Toronto Marlies head coach Dallas Eakins told reporters that “Kadri’s body fat today is probably in the bottom-three to five guys in ...

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