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Title: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 28, 2016, 08:29:34 AM
Take it with a grain of salt for now of course, but a report from a Russian website says that representatives of the Leafs are currently in Russia talking to Nikita Zaitsev and former NHLer Alexander Radulov.

http://allhockey.ru/news/show/252970-Radulov_i_Zajcev_popolnyat_sostav_Toronto

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(translated) The leaders CSKA Moscow forward Alexander Radulov and defenseman Nikita Zaitsev at the end of this season and left the capital club will move to the club of NHL "Toronto Maple Leafs".

According  AllHockey.Ru , over the past few days in Moscow are the representatives of the Canadian Club, are engaged in a discussion of the details of contracts with hockey players.
 
Recall that at one time in the "Toronto" acted 7 Russians.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Nik the Trik on March 28, 2016, 08:57:08 AM

Should I assume that the last line means the team had 7 Russians at some point? 
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Frank E on March 28, 2016, 10:29:23 AM
Radulov eh? 

Interesting...
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on March 28, 2016, 10:51:03 AM
I'm not sure I buy it, and Elliotte Friedman seems to think it's not credible. He'll earn a lot more in Russia than he would from the Leafs, and that's been a motivating factor for him in the past.

That being said, he's a very talented player, and if he wants to sign with the Leafs, I'd be all for it.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Bullfrog on March 28, 2016, 10:51:48 AM
Himalyan salt? Or regular, toxic, nutrition-less table salt?
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on March 28, 2016, 10:53:16 AM
Himalyan salt? Or regular, toxic, nutrition-less table salt?

Curing salt, obviously
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 28, 2016, 11:01:17 AM
I'm not sure I buy it, and Elliotte Friedman seems to think it's not credible. He'll earn a lot more in Russia than he would from the Leafs, and that's been a motivating factor for him in the past.

That being said, he's a very talented player, and if he wants to sign with the Leafs, I'd be all for it.

There's been a few reports since the summer that he would be looking at a NHL return since his contract is up in Russia. If that's true he'll be taking a pay cut anywhere he signs, but the Leafs could very well provide him with the best opportunity.

Or this could all just be a negotiating ploy on his part to get more money out of CSKA.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on March 28, 2016, 12:15:49 PM
Isn't Radulov a s__t disturber?
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Britishbulldog on March 28, 2016, 01:31:58 PM
Isn't Radulov a s__t disturber?

That's what I was thinking.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: RedLeaf on March 28, 2016, 02:31:32 PM
Isn't Radulov a s__t disturber?

That's what I was thinking.

You mean on the ice or off, or both?
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Britishbulldog on March 28, 2016, 05:04:46 PM
Isn't Radulov a s__t disturber?

That's what I was thinking.

You mean on the ice or off, or both?

Both.  Selfish in the both cases
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Bullfrog on March 28, 2016, 06:43:02 PM
How is he selfish?
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on March 28, 2016, 07:03:40 PM
How is he selfish?

I'm pretty sure he meant shellfish. He's really just a giant mollusk.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 28, 2016, 07:30:44 PM
How is he selfish?

I'm pretty sure he meant shellfish. He's really just a giant mollusk.

Sounds like a Dubas signing. Always looking outside the box.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on March 28, 2016, 07:52:12 PM
How is he selfish?

I'm pretty sure he meant shellfish. He's really just a giant mollusk.

Let's just stop this anti-shellfish prejudice right now.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Britishbulldog on March 28, 2016, 09:06:53 PM
How is he selfish?

Bob Mac or Dreger mentioned today on the radio that he actually stopped mid play and put his hand on his hip because he wanted the puck and it wasn't passed to him.  Similarly with the PP.  That is just 2 stories I have heard on the ice.

Off the ice, everyone must remember when he and Andrei Kostitsyn  decided in the playoffs to go to the bars because they felt like it and were spotted around 5 am. (Insane!!)  I believe that Poile himself called it selfish in the reports.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on March 28, 2016, 09:10:25 PM
How is he selfish?

I'm pretty sure he meant shellfish. He's really just a giant mollusk.

Let's just stop this anti-shellfish prejudice right now.

Hey, it's not my fault he's not kosher.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: CarltonTheBear on March 28, 2016, 09:12:30 PM
Bob Mac or Dreger mentioned today on the radio that he actually stopped mid play and put his hand on his hip because he wanted the puck and it wasn't passed to him.  Similarly with the PP.  That is just 2 stories I have heard on the ice.

The play that you're describing was actually Sergei Kostitsyn. Sorry, quickly read the description of the play wrong. Nevermind.

Radulov's issues have generally been off-ice. He's a heck of a player. But the last time he came back to the NHL for Nashville late in the season he was suspended for a playoff game because he was apparently out at a bar really late before a game.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on March 29, 2016, 11:05:21 AM
How is he selfish?

I'm pretty sure he meant shellfish. He's really just a giant mollusk.

Let's just stop this anti-shellfish prejudice right now.

I'd rather be a Hammer than a Snail, yes I would, if I could, I really would
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Jolly good show chaps on March 29, 2016, 05:52:10 PM
Worst comes to the worst could Radulov be a sort of reclamation project with the aim of trading in a year's time for future assets? If so seems like a decent idea to me.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on March 30, 2016, 11:42:39 AM
Ya and in that year teach all our fine young men how to stay out all nite on the piss and turn them into Tyler Seguin clone-atones
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Nik the Trik on March 30, 2016, 11:45:07 AM

And the one thing the team doesn't need is Tyler Seguin types.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: louisstamos on March 30, 2016, 11:46:35 AM
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSy5mEcmgwU[/youtube]
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on March 31, 2016, 04:52:31 PM
If Tyler continues his party ways then his career will not be a long one, yes he is great now but we have seen the party guys fade pretty quickly.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: McGarnagle on March 31, 2016, 08:00:29 PM
Like who?
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Nik the Trik on March 31, 2016, 08:13:31 PM
Like who?

Remember how Theo Fleury couldn't even get to 1100 points? Or how Ed Belfour didn't even win 500 games?
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on April 01, 2016, 10:57:24 AM
fine to get to 1000 points but if your potential was to get to 2K then was it a waste? Then again I could be wrong
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Nik the Trik on April 01, 2016, 11:01:48 AM

Ah yes. All of those players who are disappointments because they didn't score 2000 points. 
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: L K on April 01, 2016, 11:26:57 AM

Ah yes. All of those players who are disappointments because they didn't score 2000 points.

If you're not first, you're last.  And last place is for losers.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on April 01, 2016, 02:31:46 PM
was that a quote from the Donald?
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on April 01, 2016, 02:32:46 PM
Nik, are you married, if not some free advice, always having the last word will work out to early divorce ;D
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Nik the Trik on April 01, 2016, 02:46:38 PM
Nik, are you married, if not some free advice, always having the last word will work out to early divorce ;D

So will terrible nicknames.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on April 01, 2016, 02:52:43 PM
Actually not as my wife is Her Royal Highness ;)
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Nik the Trik on April 01, 2016, 02:56:17 PM
Actually not as my wife is Her Royal Highness ;)

She'd have to be on something.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on April 01, 2016, 03:02:01 PM
you havent seen her collection of Tiara's
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Nik the Trik on April 01, 2016, 03:11:13 PM
you havent seen her collection of Tiara's

Makes a lot of bad choices, does she?
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on April 01, 2016, 04:06:50 PM
No they are Beauts, I just love spending my afternoon riffing with the Nik.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Al14 on April 06, 2016, 12:03:27 PM
you havent seen her collection of Tiara's

I thought it was the Bra cup size that made the woman, not the jewellery collection.  :o
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 06, 2016, 12:48:08 PM
you havent seen her collection of Tiara's

I thought it was the Bra cup size that made the woman, not the jewellery collection.  :o

(https://media.giphy.com/media/Fjr6v88OPk7U4/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on April 06, 2016, 12:52:41 PM
A/14 I dont think you are married.  I have found that woman love jewelry, like the old song says "Diamonds are a Girls best friend"
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 06, 2016, 12:55:27 PM
A/14 I dont think you are married.  I have found that woman love jewelry, like the old song says "Diamonds are a Girls best friend"

(http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/degrassi/images/d/dd/Liz-lemon-eye-roll.gif)
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on April 06, 2016, 12:57:56 PM
you havent seen her collection of Tiara's

I thought it was the Bra cup size that made the woman, not the jewellery collection.  :o

(https://media.giphy.com/media/13LdkvtuCYSE0g/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: louisstamos on April 06, 2016, 01:04:56 PM
Note to Self - do not invite feminist activist friends to this board...
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on April 06, 2016, 01:08:27 PM
A/14 I dont think you are married.  I have found that woman love jewelry, like the old song says "Diamonds are a Girls best friend"

(https://media.giphy.com/media/54PaD9dWT0go/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Highlander on April 07, 2016, 11:20:14 AM
OK, Enough….Uncle :'(
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Al14 on April 08, 2016, 11:01:56 AM
A/14 I dont think you are married.  I have found that woman love jewelry, like the old song says "Diamonds are a Girls best friend"

I've been married for 41 years.  I'm extremely lucky to have a wife that doesn't have a fetish for shoes or jewelry!    ;D

However, she's got... well you know!   :P
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Potvin29 on April 14, 2016, 12:27:07 PM
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@SlavaMalamud

Fetisov says Radulov is going back to the NHL.

Coming with Zaitsev?
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Frank E on April 14, 2016, 12:29:29 PM
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@SlavaMalamud

Fetisov says Radulov is going back to the NHL.

Coming with Zaitsev?

I'm thinking he'd almost certainly be on a 1 year deal so as to show what he can do for a baseline for a long term contract. 
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on April 14, 2016, 12:44:34 PM
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@SlavaMalamud

Fetisov says Radulov is going back to the NHL.

Coming with Zaitsev?

There has been some speculation there . . . he may see an opportunity for big minutes with the Leafs.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Potvin29 on April 14, 2016, 12:49:14 PM
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@SlavaMalamud

Fetisov says Radulov is going back to the NHL.

Coming with Zaitsev?

There has been some speculation there . . . he may see an opportunity for big minutes with the Leafs.

He has issues but he's clearly able to produce.  He's a .66 PPG player in 154 NHL games, 1.25 PPG in 391 KHL games.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on April 14, 2016, 01:05:12 PM
He has issues but he's clearly able to produce.  He's a .66 PPG player in 154 NHL games, 1.25 PPG in 391 KHL games.

Yeah. He's probably not a guy I look to lock up long-term, but a one year experiment with the potential to deal him for some quality assets at the deadline if can be productive? Sounds good to me.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Potvin29 on April 14, 2016, 01:11:10 PM
He has issues but he's clearly able to produce.  He's a .66 PPG player in 154 NHL games, 1.25 PPG in 391 KHL games.

Yeah. He's probably not a guy I look to lock up long-term, but a one year experiment with the potential to deal him for some quality assets at the deadline if can be productive? Sounds good to me.

And who knows, he wouldn't be the first player to spend some time in Europe and mature.  I mean, Jagr is the prime current example of someone who was not thought of as a great teammate but is now lauded for it and for his work ethic.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 29, 2016, 02:56:01 PM
According to tsn he's confirmed that he's going to play in the NHL next year.  Poile says it won't be with NSH and he's willing to trade his rights.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 29, 2016, 03:08:00 PM
Poile says it won't be with NSH and he's willing to trade his rights.

That'd be a hell of a move as he's a UFA.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on April 29, 2016, 03:29:14 PM
Poile says it won't be with NSH and he's willing to trade his rights.

That'd be a hell of a move as he's a UFA.

Yeah. I think the quote in the TSN article is from 2012, when he was still an RFA.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on April 29, 2016, 03:36:44 PM
Poile says it won't be with NSH and he's willing to trade his rights.

That'd be a hell of a move as he's a UFA.

Poile's top-notch.  He can pull it off.  :P
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: McGarnagle on April 29, 2016, 07:13:53 PM
Yeah. He's probably not a guy I look to lock up long-term, but a one year experiment with the potential to deal him for some quality assets at the deadline if can be productive? Sounds good to me.

I could be wrong, but I doubt Radulov is coming to league with cap in hand, like a Mike Richards experiment/1yr contract. I'd expect there'll be at least a few teams willing to offer substantial multi-year deals.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on April 29, 2016, 09:43:04 PM
I could be wrong, but I doubt Radulov is coming to league with cap in hand, like a Mike Richards experiment/1yr contract. I'd expect there'll be at least a few teams willing to offer substantial multi-year deals.

Maybe, but, given his history, it wouldn't surprise me if there weren't any real long-term deals on the table, and if the multi-year deals are a little on the cheaper side. Teams are going to be a little tentative to commit to a guy who's run back to the KHL twice already. The Leafs might be in the best position to pay him what he's looking for this season, and give him the opportunity to A) show he's worth what he's likely looking for and B) that he's serious about being in the NHL for more than another cup of coffee.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: sneakyray on April 30, 2016, 10:30:05 AM
I just have a hard time thinking that with multiple off ice issues that led to him going back to Russia that Lou and Babs will even give him a second thought.  They need vets that will be the best kind of influences for the young'uns.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Tigger on April 30, 2016, 01:08:23 PM


Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: herman on May 28, 2016, 04:03:32 PM
Friedman reported earlier the following teams' interest:
Colorado (favourites), Detroit, Florida, Washington


Today:


Rumour has it... that Florida is no longer gunning for Radulov due to the McCann trade, and that the Leafs are kicking tires. Jeff Veilette of LeafsNation disagrees based on his sources.

Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Crake on May 28, 2016, 05:32:17 PM
This seems to me to likely be coming from his agent rather than the Leafs. You know the old use the Leafs and the ensuing extra media coverage to raise the price routine.

Maybe I'm wrong and they really are interested, it just doesn't seem like a fit from where I sit.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Nik the Trik on May 28, 2016, 05:39:26 PM

I don't think being interested means much. I'd like it if the Leafs at least did their due dilligence on him and looked into what they could expect from him and what he might sign for. If he could be a low cost add then he could be a good guy to flip at the deadline.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: TBLeafer on May 31, 2016, 08:11:35 AM
Just thought I'd share this.

Another team can have him!

[youtube]wXQ56Dp0iB0[/youtube]
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: herman on May 31, 2016, 08:50:59 AM
I'm inclined to agree, based on his past behaviour. I'm also open to seeing if he has truly changed. He has grown up quite a bit since those early days.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Al14 on May 31, 2016, 10:26:55 AM
I'm inclined to agree, based on his past behaviour. I'm also open to seeing if he has truly changed. He has grown up quite a bit since those early days.

At this point, I'd pass on him.  We've got enough prospects that just might be NHL ready.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on May 31, 2016, 10:32:06 AM
In some ways, Radulov is a similar situation to Stamkos - if he's looking for a big money, long-term commitment, it's not the point in the process to bring a guy like him in. However, in the unlikely even he's looking for a one year deal to prove he can still be a top flight NHL player and a good citizen, it might be worth it. If he has a good year, he'd be a great trading chip at the deadline. I just don't see him going for that.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: Al14 on June 07, 2016, 02:17:19 PM
I really hope we've moved on from looking at Radulov!  Don't want him, don't need him. End of story.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: bustaheims on June 26, 2016, 10:12:24 AM
FriedgeHNIC: Alexander Radulov could not find an NHL team willing to pay his asking price. He has signed with KHL Salavat.
Title: Re: AllHockey.Ru: Leafs looking at Radulov
Post by: L K on June 26, 2016, 12:51:01 PM
FriedgeHNIC: Alexander Radulov could not find an NHL team willing to pay his asking price. He has signed with KHL Salavat.


Radulov's agent says there isn't a deal with a KHL team.

Also this from the Salavat GM:

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"Alexander (Radulov) did not sign any contract with" Salavat "Only if bypassing me and I just do not know -. Said Vaysfel'd on the phone -. The interest in it, I think there are all teams of the KHL, but not at all enough financial opportunities. "
"I do not know where did this information," - said the agency.