Speculation: Would Buffalo be interested in Zaitsev?

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  1. TopCheese

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    as per TSN, Buffalo desperate for a serviceable RHD if Toronto is willing to retain on him. What would buffalo give up? And how much do you think Toronto would need to retain?
     
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    yeah...No thanks. Sounds like a ridiculous idea, help relieve cap of a team in the division that has what 5 years on it? Who would do that just to try and salvage an attempt from dead last to playoff turn around? Won't happen.
     
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    Not retaining salary
     
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    This isn't legitimate interest as much as the Toronto Sun looking to dump Zaitsev on someone. They're the same people who claim Toronto honorably rebuilt yet what Buffalo did was a travesty.
     
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    Contract aside how is Zaitsev is he a serviceable 3rd pair or is he hot trash?
     
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    Thanks for the link. Here's the origin story:

    SIMMONS: Weber-Subban deal wasn’t disaster so many predicted for Habs


    A more appropriate thread title would be "Steve Simmons questions if Buffalo would be interested in Zaitsev with retention".
     
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    If they’re desperate for a serviceable RHD then why do they want Zaitsev?
     
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    He is a servicible right hand defenceman.
     
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    This is from the article: "Buffalo needs help on defence. Lots of help. Is it enough to be interested in Nikita Zaitsev with the Leafs paying part of the freight?"
     
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    The problem with Zaitsev is that he’s definitely talented enough to play in the NHL, but he’s overpaid for such a long term that it’s going to be really tough to move him. Is he worth a $3 million contract? If so, that means Toronto will need to find someone making less than $1.5 million to replace him for six years. Yikes.
     
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    Does Zaitsev stand between contention and failure for Buffalo? They would have to think so to eat that contract.

    Wishful thinking by Toronto.
     
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    Zaitsev has Andrew MacDonald syndrome. He's actually a good NHL dman, not great, but good, but because of his contract he's ragged on by his fans, and every single microcosm of poor play is made out to be a huge fault, and then that negativity spreads to other fanbases and the news spreads of his rot.
     
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    Then you are stuck with him
     
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    Who wouldve known that Simmons was your average hfboards leaf fan? Zaitsev + 2nd for Dahlin?
     
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    I'll take a pound of Buffalo wings and a Bills jersey for Zaitsev and a 4th
     
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    Perfect! We can trade him to Arizona for Crouse first.
     
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    has anyone noticed he appears a bit better since the muzzin trade. extra jump, a bit more patience with the puck than before and a little harder on moving it out. there has been mistakes - but there is something different
     
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    This thread title is so wrong.
     
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    The rumour itself is someone spit balling. Simmons too... lol.. he's a joke.

    I doubt buffalo wants Zaitsev. He's a 5 or 6 d man the way he's been playing.... He should make about 3 million max not 4.5.

    I wouldn't want to retain on him and I doubt there are many takers at that price. Leafs would have to throw in a nice sweetener I think.

    He's not terrible by any means, but Lou overpaid him... and for way to long.

    It could happen, but I'm not sure Buffalo would be a very good trading partner.
     
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    Makes zero sense to retain on him.
    He's a fine player but not worth his contract. It's a long contract and it seems like he's still adjusting so he might end up rounding out at an everyday top-4 rhd.
    The biggest issue is the Leafs are built unbalanced and they can't spend money on defensemen that have some question marks.
     
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    This^^
     
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    They don't. If you read the article which is on a Canadian website it's just wishful thinking by some pro Leaf columnist.
     
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    Nobody will take Zaitsev.
     
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    But...the Leafs didn't do anything dishonorable. Unless you count spending more than 10x the amount anyone's ever seen a team pay a coach.
     
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