Leafs all but certain to sign Nikita Zaitsev at end of KHL season

Jeff Veillette
November 12 2015 11:19AM

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Remember back in June, when it looked like the Toronto Maple Leafs had signed a hot-shot Russian defenceman out of the KHL? Well, Nikita Zaitsev is back, and not in pog form. While things didn't work out at the time, Elliotte Friedman reports that the entire league is pretty sure he'll sign with the blue and white at the end of the season. [UPDATE: We've received additional information of our own].

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WWYDW: More Goals, Please

Justin Fisher
November 11 2015 12:44PM

Does the NHL have a scoring problem? Some people certainly seem to think so - enough that the topic came up for discussion at the NHL GMs meetings in Toronto this week.

Apparently, scoring has taken a bit of a dip and goaltenders are to blame. See, they're taller and wider than they once were; their equipment has gotten bigger and, my God, they're improving over time. It's practically soccer on ice out there. 

Ok, not really. But I'm sure some folks believe it's heading that way.

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LFR9 - Game 15 - Stick Flip - Tor 3, Dal 2

Steve Dangle
November 11 2015 12:22PM

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Put THAT on your jumbotron, Dallas!

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Leafs Postgame: Toronto Owns Texas Now

Justin Fisher
November 10 2015 10:00PM

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It's a good thing that the Toronto Maple Leafs aren't in the Western Conference because I don't think the Dallas Stars would sleep very easy. In fact, the Stars couldn't be any happier to not see the Leafs again this season, having dropped both of their games against the blue and white.

Put that into perspective, please. The Stars are tied for second in the league. The Leafs sit second last. Toronto is responsible for half of all Dallas losses this season while Dallas accounts for two of three of Toronto's wins. Toronto owns Dallas.

Anyways, Leafs win 3-2! Here's the rundown...

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Nov 10, 2015 - Steroids Are Dope

Steve Dangle
November 10 2015 09:36PM

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On this episode, Steve tells awkward HHOF stories, there is much Stamkos talk, Russia and steroids, the Marlies, and more.

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