GIF: Nazem Kadri amazing assist to Cody Franson

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Nazem Kadri has been in the midst of trade rumours for the last couple weeks and has been criticized a lot by the Toronto media. However, he quieted the critics yesterday with a great performance against the rival Montreal Canadiens.

The Leafs center had two assists, including this very nifty setup to defenseman Cody Franson in the first period. Kadri danced around defenseman Alexei Emelin and then dished the puck off to his teammate.

Toronto went on to win 5-3 for their fourth straight win. Consistent point production from Kadri will be a huge boost for the team from this point onward. The Leafs are actually 15-6-4 in games that Nazem Kadri records are least a point.