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Nazem Kadri, Morgan Rielly react to their new contracts

They both really, really, really love Toronto.

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You may have heard that Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly both signed contract extensions today. Exciting! Kadri, 25, was the Leafs' leading scorer; while Rielly, 22, was the leading scorer on the defence.

And because they're in their early 20s, of course, one expects a Twitter reaction from them. So let's go there.

This is so sweet. Kadri really is a local boy in every sense of the word, so to finally get rewarded with a long-term contract from the team you grew up cheering for, the team that drafted you - I can't even imagine what that's like. That's really, really special.

"Toronto is the only place I've ever known; it's the only place I've ever wanted to play for," he said.

Rielly's most recent tweet, meanwhile, is...

... Morgan you're 22 years old why aren't you tweeting. Though I guess he gets to hang out around the Jays more often than he might have otherwise, now.

He did have this Instagram post just a couple of days ago, though:

Thank you to all the fans for the amazing support and loyalty. Better days are ahead.

A photo posted by @morganrielly on

He probably had some inkling his new contract was soon to be finalized, eh? Yeah I'm probably reading too much into this, but it's still a really sweet message.

As is what he actually said: "I want to be in Toronto. This is the place I want to be in." There's a lot of optimism in the Leafs locker room nowadays, and Kadri and Rielly are definitely a big part of that.

James van Riemsdyk, meanwhile, appears to be very proud of his teammates.

Or maybe he just wants them to buy him stuff. Honestly, it's probably both.