Friday Roundtable: Yes, We Expected This

Justin Fisher
January 22 2016 04:00PM

Mike Babcock was absolutely right to ask us what we were expected when the Maple Leafs dropped a 1-0 OT decision to the Carolina Hurricanes just last night. This is a weak team, and we were promised as much. But, even with this anemic lineup, could anything be done to promote more scoring? We turn to our ever handsome and intelligent Roundtable...

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Zaitsev Reaffirms His Intention of Joining the Leafs

Jon Steitzer
January 22 2016 03:00PM

When we last checked in on Nikita Zaitsev in November, Jeff Veillette reported 

The consensus is that Zatisev's mind is made up and that it has been made up since June. Zaitsev is personally committed to signing with the Leafs, and while his agent is allowing for other teams to make their approaches, it's more for the sake of not leaving stones unturned and having a contingency plan if anything falls through. As it stands, he was very impressed by what he's seen in Toronto and has bought in.

Today, not much has changed as Elliotte Friedman has reported: 

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Brad Boyes Friends Support Him At HIs 800th Game and Raise an Important Question

Jon Steitzer
January 22 2016 01:21PM

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(photo from Brad Boyes' twitter account)

Brad Boyes recently played his 800th game, and as you can see from the picture above, several of his friends were on hand to celebrate it with him, all wearing a different jersey from Boyes' lengthy career. 

This is a great accomplishment for the former Leafs draft pick and we here at TLN couldn't be happier for him. There is, however, one question that arises from this picture however...

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LFR9 - Game 45 - Expectations - Car 1, Tor 0 (OT)

Steve Dangle
January 22 2016 12:45PM

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What were you expecting?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 22 2016 06:00AM

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Surgeries for everyone in Edmonton, Flames Smid joins exclusive club, to trade or not to trade Leo Komarov in Toronto, Canucks GM on the trade market, John Scott's path to no where, trade deadline speculation, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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