Leafs Talking With Nikita Zaitsev... And Alexander Radulov!?

Justin Fisher
March 28 2016 07:34AM

You've got to be kidding me.

We already knew about the Leafs interest in CSKA Moscow defenceman Nikita Zaitsev, what with him visiting Toronto and touring the Leafs' facilities and pretty much agreeing to a handshake deal that would see him in a blue and white uniform next season. But hey... this is new.

According to AllHockey.ru, members of the Leafs' front office are currently in Moscow talking contract with Zaitsev and former NHLer Alexander Radulov. Remember him? The former Nashville first-rounder that looked like a star-in-the-making before bolting back to Russia for all those rubles? And then came back to the Predators for like, a handful games and a short playoff run, and the bolted again? Yeah. That guy.

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Monday Mailbag: First Time's A Charm

Tom Hunter
March 28 2016 07:00AM


So they've decided to let me get my hands on the Monday Mailbag here at TLN, let's see how badly I can make Justin regret it. There were lots of great questions (and a mediocre one from Steve) so I didn't get to them all but thanks for everyone's contribution.

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LFR9 - Game 74 - Salt - Bos 3, Tor 1

Steve Dangle
March 27 2016 12:16PM

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It's open season on Nazem Kadri. The refs are trying to prove a point so hey have fun!

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Maple Leafs Prospects Watch: Easter Edition

Tom Hunter
March 27 2016 06:56AM


With the Marlies playing out the string with an eye towards the playoffs and the Maple Leafs doing nothing but trying to grind out a few wins in the role of a spoiler, the most exciting thing in Leafs Nation could very well be the start of the CHL playoffs. It's a chance to get to see Mitch Marner, Jeremy Bracco, et al against the top competition in their leagues as the attempt to take their teams on a run toward the Memorial Cup.

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Leafs Postgame: Leafs Lose!

Shawn Reis
March 26 2016 07:53PM


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