Quick Shifts: Nazem Kadri, Wayne Gretzky, Anze Kopitar

Nov 23, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri (43) passes the puck against the Washington Capitals at Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Capitals 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

In this article from the Globe and Mail, Nazem Kadri opens up about the death of his grandfather which caused him to miss Tuesday’s Toronto Maple Leafs game against the San Jose Sharks. It is a very emotional read and brings a lot of insight into what Kadri’s been dealing with lately. All of us here at Too Many Men send our thoughts and prayers to the Kadri family during this difficult time and we hope to see Nazem back in the line up soon, playing in honour of his grandfather.

The NHL and Wayne Gretzky have reached an agreement for the  Great One to be paid for his time with the Phoenix Coyotes before they went bankrupt and were taken over by the league. For more on this check out this article from the CBC.

Anze Kopitar and his father, Matjaz Kopitar, will be making history in this year’s Winter Olympics when Slovenia’s hockey team plays for the first time.  Anze will be playing for the team that his father will be coaching. For more on this check out this article on NHL.com.

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Topics: Anze Kopitar, Los Angeles Kings, Nazem Kadri, Phoenix Coyotes, Toronto Maple Leafs, Wayne Gretzky

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