While the Calgary Flames had a quiet July 1, the Toronto Maple Leafs made several signings and a big trade that sent Nazem Kadri to the Colorado Avalanche. Prior to that deal coming together, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported that the Flames and Leafs were close on a deal for Kadri that included TJ Brodie.

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Should also point out well before Jason Spezza came, the Toronto Maple Leafs and Calgary Flames had been talking about a trade involving TJ Brodie and Nazem Kadri. That one didn’t materialize, but it apparently got very, very close.

During his network’s July 1 coverage, Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reported that Kadri had quashed a trade to Calgary by invoking his no-trade clause. Kadri is afforded the ability to list 10 teams that he won’t allow himself to be traded to, and apparently Calgary is on that list.