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The most likely trade destinations for Zaitsev

We’ve already established that, outside of the cap flexibility, it’s unlikely the Leafs will get much of value in a deal for Nikita Zaitsev, who recently made it clear he wants out of Toronto. So it follows that any general manager looking to bring him on will be looking to do one or more of…

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Don’t expect much in the Zaitsev trade

Yesterday it was made known that the Leafs and Nikita Zaitsev were looking to make a clean split. After back-to-back nightmare seasons (especially offensively) for Zaitsev, and with a limited no-trade clause set to kick in a month from now, the timing of this isn’t all that surprising. I mean, the Leafs don’t let much…

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Leafs unsigned prospect on the move

I’d imagine there are very degrees of excitement around this ranging from: “Why are you bothering me with this?” to “Who is that guy?” Well, that doesn’t change the fact that this is something that happened with the Leafs and we’re going to cram it into your eye holes. MIN and TOR have a trade…

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What does the future hold for Ron Hainsey?

Is two seasons enough for #2? Will he make a triumphant return and win another Stanley Cup? Find out next on this edition of Ron Hainsey: Probably not a robot! In all seriousness, Hainsey’s one of the oddest cases of player evaluation we’ve seen in a uniform in recent memory. An aging vet and a…

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Leafs on Deck Episode 26: And the Marlies season is done

After a fluky no-call in double OT of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Toronto Marlies’ season has come to a close. Jacob Stoller and Mike Stephens take you through the Marlies’ run and they take a look back at the progressions of some of the Leafs’ most coveted prospects. Where to Listen?…

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Marlies Season Ends On Controversial Double OT Goal

The Toronto Marlies’ season came to an end on a sour note, thanks to a controversial no-call right before Checkers forward Morgan Geekie scored the game-winning goal in double overtime to give Charlotte a 4-3 win and eliminate the Marlies from the Eastern Conference Finals. 1:35 into the second overtime period, Checkers forward Steven Lorentz…