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Re: Zaitsev trade ideas
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2019, 11:48:26 AM »
Some insight into Zaitsev
https://www.reddit.com/r/leafs/comments/buh63q/zaitsev_interview_in_russia_video_translation_in/epc15nu
https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2019/5/30/18646291/toronto-maple-leafs-rumors-nikita-zaitsev-maple-leafs-trades-nhl-trades-maple-leafs-defence

And it seems like one of the reasons he might be wanting a change of scenery is the churn of how fans are sheep to 'clowns' like Don Cherry, and how the Athletic's game score rating system shafts defensive players leading to narratives that just wear you down.
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Re: Zaitsev trade ideas
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2019, 11:56:31 AM »
Surprised that none of you brilliant guys have mentioned the most obvious of them all: EDM.  Based on a certain similar recent trade, it will be fun trying to fit RNG into our lineup, or more likely flip him for that 1st we need.

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Re: Zaitsev trade ideas
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2019, 11:57:57 AM »
A much simpler trade proposal that I see making the rounds is Zaitsev to Dallas for Honka. Or at least something revolving around that. They've shown to have a pretty questionable taste in defencemen (Polak, Methot, Lovejoy, Oleksiak, Fedun) recently and only have 4 D under contract right now.

You have just caused me to wet myself.  I've been dreaming a long time about Dubas & Co. getting their mitts on Honka and righting his development.

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Re: Zaitsev trade ideas
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2019, 12:07:44 PM »
Some insight into Zaitsev
https://www.reddit.com/r/leafs/comments/buh63q/zaitsev_interview_in_russia_video_translation_in/epc15nu
https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2019/5/30/18646291/toronto-maple-leafs-rumors-nikita-zaitsev-maple-leafs-trades-nhl-trades-maple-leafs-defence

And it seems like one of the reasons he might be wanting a change of scenery is the churn of how fans are sheep to 'clowns' like Don Cherry, and how the Athletic's game score rating system shafts defensive players leading to narratives that just wear you down.
I get the feeling from some of his comments that he has a real chip on his shoulders, basically he was a star in the KHL, one of the tops there, highly respected.  Now he is Cherry's whipping boy for Russian D men.  He doesn't like the Leaf fan base and its "pitchfork" mentality.  Perhaps he feels like Rodney Dangerfield and that he is getting "no respect".    Lets move him out and fast.
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Re: Zaitsev trade ideas
« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2019, 12:21:34 PM »
Some insight into Zaitsev
https://www.reddit.com/r/leafs/comments/buh63q/zaitsev_interview_in_russia_video_translation_in/epc15nu
https://www.pensionplanpuppets.com/2019/5/30/18646291/toronto-maple-leafs-rumors-nikita-zaitsev-maple-leafs-trades-nhl-trades-maple-leafs-defence

And it seems like one of the reasons he might be wanting a change of scenery is the churn of how fans are sheep to 'clowns' like Don Cherry, and how the Athletic's game score rating system shafts defensive players leading to narratives that just wear you down.
I get the feeling from some of his comments that he has a real chip on his shoulders, basically he was a star in the KHL, one of the tops there, highly respected.  Now he is Cherry's whipping boy for Russian D men.  He doesn't like the Leaf fan base and its "pitchfork" mentality.  Perhaps he feels like Rodney Dangerfield and that he is getting "no respect".    Lets move him out and fast.

I think you're reading into this stuff he didn't say.  What I got out of that is that he doesn't think his best strengths are being used -- which is correct -- and that makes him open to criticism, which of course he doesn't like.  All pretty reasonable to me.

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Re: Zaitsev trade ideas
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2019, 12:25:23 PM »
What about the Islanders?

Lou signed him to the contract in the first place.

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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2019, 02:33:08 PM »
Ya Lou owes us one for ol times sakes ;)
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Re: Zaitsev trade ideas
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2019, 02:48:55 PM »
What about the Islanders?

Lou signed him to the contract in the first place.

How upset would Islanders fans be?  First he takes Martin and Leo and then Zaitsev?

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« Reply #23 on: May 31, 2019, 04:59:29 PM »
Leo had a great season there, they love him.
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« Reply #24 on: May 31, 2019, 04:59:55 PM »
And Martin has been a fan favorite forever.
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« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2019, 05:16:15 PM »
Leo had a great season there, they love him.


$3M for 6 goals is a great season?

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Re: Zaitsev trade ideas
« Reply #26 on: May 31, 2019, 05:37:29 PM »
Everyone loves Leo (or is that Raymond)
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Re: Zaitsev trade ideas
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2019, 05:49:02 PM »
Everyone loves Leo (or is that Raymond)
We loved Leo too. Just hated how Babs used him like on Matthews wing lol.

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Re: Zaitsev trade ideas
« Reply #28 on: June 02, 2019, 02:37:10 PM »
I'm all for Clarke MacArthur retiring a Leaf on LTIR, let's make it happen.

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Re: Zaitsev trade ideas
« Reply #29 on: June 03, 2019, 09:39:13 AM »
I'm all for Clarke MacArthur retiring a Leaf on LTIR, let's make it happen.

Wasn’t his departure very acrimonious? I know he was a free agent, but didn’t he slam the door on the way out?