NHL Rumors: Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes, and Vancouver Canucks
Hainsey back with the Maple Leafs?
Ryan Fancey: Elliotte Friedman said on his 31 Thoughts podcast that he believes the Toronto Maple Leafs will re-sign defenseman Ron Hainsey to a one-year deal.
Could be something to it as both Friedman and McKenzie keep saying it.
Leafs checking out Kadri’s trade value
@Acount4hockey: Elliotte Friedman said on Sportsnet on Friday that he thinks the Maple Leafs have checked out Nazem Kadri‘s trade value. The Leafs have a lot of irons in the fire.
Hurricanes may have an interest in Zaitsev and Kapanen
@Account4hockey: Pierre LeBrun said on TSN 1040 yesterday that the Carolina Hurricanes could be interested in a Kasperi Kapanen and Nikita Zaitsev for Brett Pesce/Dougie Hamilton/Justin Faulk, but would be after Zaitsev’s gets his bonus pay.
Canucks checked in on Zaitsev’s price
Rick Dhaliwal: A source is saying that the Vancouver Canucks are checking out the trade market.
They checked in on what the price is for Maple Leafs Nikita Zaitsev. He’s getting a lot of interest.
Leafs may get limited interest in Zaitsev
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: There are limited teams that would take Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Nikita Zaitsev. Most won’t want to touch the term and/or money. Teams that would likely be interested in teams looking to get to the floor. An NHL executive on Zaitsev.
“He’s paid like a Top 4 defenceman but plays like a 5-6. That’s a problem.”
The Leafs will need to round out their blue line. It’s likely too soon to promote Rasmus Sandin and Timothy Liljegren.