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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.

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 04:46:54 PM »
Interesting, I was kinda wondering out loud on here recently if the prospective trajectories of Soshnikov and Panarin's seasons might see him reconsider what many had said was his intention from day one, to come to Toronto.

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2016, 06:01:28 PM »
Interesting, I was kinda wondering out loud on here recently if the prospective trajectories of Soshnikov and Panarin's seasons might see him reconsider what many had said was his intention from day one, to come to Toronto.

If Soshnikov was as good as Panarin is right now he's be in the NHL. And while Sosh has been good in the AHL it's not like he's dominating or proven he's too good for the league. Panarin's also 2 years older than Soshnikov and almost doubled his points total last season in the KHL. It was clear he was much more NHL-ready. Prospective free agents really shouldn't compare the two.

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2016, 06:59:00 PM »
Interesting, I was kinda wondering out loud on here recently if the prospective trajectories of Soshnikov and Panarin's seasons might see him reconsider what many had said was his intention from day one, to come to Toronto.
i would assume zaitsev has been warned he would probably spend some time in the AHL to learn the system to start, but since he is not 18 , probably not that long.

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2016, 09:30:05 PM »
We will see how this pays out.  After that "monster" goalie Gustafson or whatever his name was I don't have my hopes up high.  His numbers look decent in the KHL but that doesn't mean too much when he will be up against guys like Crosby and Ovechkin here.  Clearly there is no risk here to the Leafs but I refuse to get excited about anything like this.

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2016, 02:55:39 PM »
No brainer, one year elc, can't really hurt anything. Hopefully some good news down the road.
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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 06:50:52 PM »
This dude any good?

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2016, 07:09:32 PM »
This dude any good?

Reminds me of a young Slava Fetisov. ;)

A decent little write-up with some clips here.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2016, 07:11:14 PM by Patrick »

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2016, 09:40:13 PM »
Just from watching that highlight video, I've gotta say it looks like he likes to shoot the puck and has a cannon of a shot!  8)

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2016, 09:45:22 PM »
This dude any good?

Reminds me of a young Slava Fetisov. ;)

A decent little write-up with some clips here.

Damn....I was hoping for an older Seth Jones.
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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2016, 04:04:52 PM »

Additional note: remind me never to celebrate anything with Radulov.

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2016, 11:47:35 PM »
From official KHL youtube:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8q8xfFQjVo[/youtube]

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2016, 09:33:15 AM »
From official KHL youtube:

In case anyone missed it, the title of this video was originally "Nikita Zaitsev sends notification to Mike Babcock". It's since been changed to "Zaytsev message to Znarok on WCup roster" (guessing Znarok is Russia's GM). But it looked like even the KHL Youtube folks know what's up.

Zaitsev and CSKA are currently in the KHL Finals. Would be a nice way to cap off his KHL experience.

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #13 on: April 11, 2016, 06:00:53 PM »
Can't wait to see him suit up with a logo containing a Maple Leaf. 
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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2016, 07:58:10 AM »
Pretty much confirms it:

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GM of #CSKA Sergei Fedorov to @rsportru: 'Right from the start of the season we knew Nikita Zaitsev agreed to terms with #MapleLeafs'

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Re: Report: Nikita Zaitsev informing teams he intends to sign with Leafs
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2016, 07:58:10 AM »