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Nazem Kadri isn’t going to change his game just because the Boston Bruins are in town

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He has been suspended five times for illegal hits in his NHL career, making him one of the league’s most notorious repeat offenders. He has been fined and/or suspended by the league and his own team for incidents such as being late to practice, making a throat slash gesture to another player and for embellishment.

The last two times he has received multiple-game suspensions, they came in the first round of the playoffs, as a Toronto Maple Leaf, against the Boston Bruins. One, for three games in 2018, for a boarding hit on Boston’s Tommy Wingels, and another for what proved to be five full games, plus the remainder of a sixth, for a Game 2 cross-check to the head of Boston’s Jake DeBrusk.

Should the Colorado Avalanche give Kadri a night off, with the Bruins in town Thursday night? Should Kadri change his game if he does play because, well, the Bruins are in town?

The answers are: No, and not a chance.

In an exclusive interview with Colorado Hockey Now Wednesday, Kadri said he doesn’t view this game differently than any other in his nine-year career. Plenty of people have cracked jokes that maybe Kadri’s season should include 80 games, but take those two games against the Bruins off.

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