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Tavares signing changes Kadri's role with Leafs, and he's just fine with that

Nazem Kadri has always seen himself as a No. 1 centre, but he’d have no problem being No. 3 on the Toronto Maple Leafs’ depth chart this season after the addition of John Tavares. Toronto strengthened itself up the middle July 1 by signing free-agent Tavares to a seven-year, $ 77-million US deal. The 27-year-old Mississauga, Ont., native had 272 ...

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Balance of power in NHL has shifted with Tavares going to Leafs

Several signings and one big trade drastically shifted the balance of power across the NHL in a matter of days. With John Tavares going home to Toronto, Paul Stastny leaving Winnipeg for Vegas, St. Louis signing three free agents and trading for Ryan O’Reilly, the landscape of the league has changed. The Washington Capitals are bringing back a vast majority of their team, the Western Conference is ...

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John Tavares joins hometown Maple Leafs on 7-year deal

Star forward John Tavares celebrated Canada Day on Sunday by announcing he’s coming home to realize a boyhood dream of playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs. The crown jewel of this summer’s free-agent class, the Mississauga, Ont., native has agreed to a seven-year contract worth $ 77 million US, with an average annual value of $ 11 million against the salary cap. ...

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