Under head coach Randy Carlyle, Toronto Maple Leafs forward Nazem Kadri is finally delivering on his potential and playing at a high level.
Appearing on TSN Drive with Dave Naylor on TSN Radio 1050, Carlyle was asked about the similarities between Kadri and two other young talents Carlyle watched develop as head coach of the Anaheim Ducks, namely Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
"They were young players and they made young player mistakes. I don't know if I was that hard on them; I was just adamant that they had to play a certain way. That was our expectations and if you did it, we believed that you could play in the league a long time," Carlyle said, addressing his perceived hardline approach to young players.