Hainsey back with the Maple Leafs?
Could be something to it as both Friedman and McKenzie keep saying it.
Leafs checking out Kadri’s trade value
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.