Leafs' Kadri enjoying the fallout from Crosby comment

Phil Kessel and Nazem Kadri joke around during Leafs practice at the Mastercard Centre on December...

Phil Kessel and Nazem Kadri joke around during Leafs practice at the Mastercard Centre on December 22, 2013. (Dave Abel/QMI Agency)

Ian Shantz, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:05 PM ET

Nazem Kadri is loving every bleepin’ minute of it.

The Maple Leafs forward was at the centre Sidney Crosby’s disdain during Toronto’s recent 3-1 loss in Pittsburgh and the expletive-laced moment was caught on camera for all to see across the country on Sunday night.

Crosby, ticked about an apparent elbow by Kadri, is shown exchanging on-ice verbal jabs with Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf in a clip for the second HBO documentary 24/7, which aired in Canada on Sunday.

“Kadri’s a (bleeping) joke,” Crosby tells Phaneuf as the cameras zoom in.

Asked for his take on Crosby’s comment on Sunday, Kadri seemed amused by it all.

“I think I got inside his kitchen a little bit, but that’s part of my game,” he said. “He’s the best player in the world. You’ve got to be hard on him. I expect everyone to do that, not just myself.”

Kadri said he and Crosby had been chirping each other all night.


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