Nikita Speaks: A Collection of Quotes from the Leafs' Latest Addition

Justin Fisher
March 21 2015 09:07AM


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As you may have heard by now, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed free agent Russian winger Nikita Soshnikov to a three-year entry level contract. Most recently, the 21-year old Soshnikov played for Atlant Mytishchi in the KHL, scoring 14 goals and 32 points in 57 games played. That points total was fourth best among U24 players in the league.

Now that the news has broke, we're seeing more and more quotes coming out of Soshnikov and the Russian media. Not that I know anything about him personally, but he's certainly saying all of the right things.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - March 20, 2015 - Rusty Plates

Steve Dangle
March 20 2015 11:02PM


On this episode, Jesse has a couple stories, the Hamburglar, and whining.

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Marlies Beat Monsters on Star Wars Night

Jeff Veillette
March 20 2015 08:42PM

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Admittedly, my knowledge of Star Wars comes from playing the pod racer arcade game once or twice, but based off of what I have seen on the internet, everybody loved the first three movies, but when they made everybody younger and went into prequel mode, it was disappointing by comparison.

Well, the Toronto Marlies have made the playoffs three years in a row, and this team is younger than its ever been. Does year in disappointment? The team would hope not, but they need wins to avoid it. Tonight, they faced the Lake Erie Monsters, who I will compare to Darth Vader solely because they wear black on the road. Not only that, but they won the game, too, in an overtime thriller.

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Leafs sign Free Agent Nikita Soshnikov to Three Year Entry Level Contract

Jeff Veillette
March 20 2015 04:17PM


One of the great things about having a pre-deadline fire sale is that it leaves you with some extra contract spots. With those, you can take a few chances on players with potential upside. The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to understand this, and as such, have signe free agent Nikita Soshnikov to a three-year Entry Level Contract.

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Leafs Loan TJ Brennan To Marlies

Jeff Veillette
March 20 2015 09:59AM


Though nobody was particularly appreciative of the circumstances that lead to it, many fans were very excited to see TJ Brennan finally get a chance to show off his abilities with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He might still get another opportunity before the season ends but for now, the 25 year old defenceman is heading back to the Marlies.

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