March 2, 2013
Maple Leafs' Kadri starting to resemble Gilmour
By MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

With his play of late, Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri is starting to look like Doug Gilmour. (REUTERS file photo)

When Peter DeBoer clicked on the tube Friday morning, the sight of one of his former pupils dominating at the NHL level put a huge grin on his face.

There was Nazem Kadri, DeBoer’s ex-student with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League, scoring his first professional hat trick in a 5-4 overtime victory for the Maple Leafs against the New York Islanders on Thursday night.

“Seeing the highlights of Nazem scoring his hat trick against the Islanders made me smile,” the New Jersey Devils coach said in a phone interview this weekend.

And, in the process, reminded DeBoer of some of the characteristics he feels Kadri shares with former Maple Leafs great Doug Gilmour.



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