It's Monday which means two things. 

Game 3 of the series between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins and unfortunately it also means Nazem Kadri will have his in-person hearing today. 

With Kadri being a repeat offender and the hearing taking place in New York City and not over the phone, it's more than likely Kadri will be suspended. 

It's a really tough blow for the Leafs as they'll lose one of their best two way forwards because of suspension for the second year in a row. 

Is Babcock disappointed?

"I am not spending a whole lot of time on that. There is nothing I can do about it now. Obviously, when you prepare your team, you try to prepare them for all situations so you don’t cross the line. I think you’ve got to play real hard and you’ve got to look after yourself, but you can’t cross the line. Any time you leave decisions in someone else’s hands, it’s not within your control. I think with anything in your life, you want to be in control. You’ve got to own everything. You’ve got to own your play. You’ve got to own your discipline. You’ve got to own what is going on for you. In the end, Naz has someone else making decisions as to whether he is playing or not."

Doesn't sound like someone who's too happy?


Source: Maple Leaf Hotstove