Speed to Burn
Instead of another defenceman, the Maple Leafs have gone for pizzazz up front.
The Leafs drafted London-born winger Nazem Kadri with the seventh overall pick in tonight's NHL draft, choosing not to take strapping blueliner Jared Cowan of Spokane.
With fans at Bell Centre derisively chanting "'67, '67!" and booing Leafs GM Brian Burke - who smiled - the Leafs went for the speedy Kadri after unsuccessfuly trying to move up in the draft.
The Leafs were expecting Cowan to go to Phoenix at No. 6, but the Coyotes - with fans chanting "Hamilton, Hamilton" - grabbed Swedish defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larson instead.
Kadri is a Muslim of Lebanese descent born and raised in London, Ontario.