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From the Branches: Kadri out at seasons end

Nazem Kadri will have a hearing on his cross check against Luke Glendening.

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Well, the tank strengthens if Kadri is out. The Leafs have just four games left on the season and as Kadri is a repeat offender, we could see him gone for those four games. Do I think he'll get that? No, but it's possible.

Here's Winging it in Motowns take on things: Nazem Kadri to have hearing with NHL for cross-checking Luke Glendening - Winging It In Motown.

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I came across a YouTube video from 2012 – before this blog was created – on the Anaheim Ducks hosting a clinic for a Mexican youth hockey team at the National Hockey League team’s California practice facility.

I don’t know if the Ducks have repeated this endeavor – I’m waiting to hear back from the team. Hello? But it wouldn’t surprise me if this one clinic helped spur more interest in hockey south of the border and benefit Mexico’s national hockey program.

Enjoy your day people. I"m heading to the Leafs/Panthers game tonight. It's the kids first ever Leafs game, going to be exciting.