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...
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:
Hearing Russian free-agent D Nikita Zaitsev is telling teams his intention is to sign with TOR next season. Would be a one-year ELC.— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 22, 2016
January 22 2016 01:21PM
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...
January 22 2016 12:45PM
What were you expecting?
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January 22 2016 06:00AM
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.