Speculation: Would Buffalo be interested in Zaitsev?

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  1. Leaf Fans

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    No, Zaitsev seems to be the latest whipping boy. There have been three this year: Gardiner, Hainsey and now Zaitsev. However, he is a good defender. Plays the PK and has some scoring though he hasn't shown it since his first year. Recently, he has provided more.
     
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    Really? He has been a whipping boy for 2 years in the Leafs GDT. Only way Sabres take Zaitsev is for Okposo.
     
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    To be fair, Toronto finished 15 points ahead of where Buffalo did in 2014-15 when the Leafs finished last and got Matthews. And the goal diff. was on a different planet.
     
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    Sure they will, but you'll have to add something.
     
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    I could see Buffalo taking him if a player like Kadri is added.
     
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    I don't think that will happen.
     
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    In other news Buffalo Sabres take unusual step of replying directly

    Steve Simmons and Toronto Sun; “Would Buffalo be interested in Zaitsev?

    Sabres; “Would anyone?”
     
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    Sure, some teams will be interested.
     
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    Yeah WITH RETENTION I’d say the Leafs would be interested.
     
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    He is already on the Leafs. Other teams would also be interested.
     
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    Zaitsev is decent he's about 1.5 M overpaid tho
     
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    oh buddy, I just want to make a collection of everyone who thinks like you, just so when Zaitsev is traded for nothing close to this, we can all laugh at you.
     
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    it literally took me half a page and ive found entry #2
     
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    He uh...won't get traded
     
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    So he has some scoring ability even though he hadn't shown it in two years? How much longer do we have to wait to see it again?

    He's basically a faster, less talented Ron Hainsey with no hockey sense whatsoever. Sadly I mean Hainsey this year, not in his prime.
     
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    He is more than that. If you had continued read, you would have seen that he has provided more recently. "Recently, he has provided more."
     
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    he will, just watch
     
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    He might. If the Leafs decide to trade him, he will.
     
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    Maybe in 2-3 years when the term goes down...
     
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    Wow srsly? Woosh.......
     
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    Sure, when ever the Leafs decide I suppose. In two or three years I think he will still be under an NTC.
     
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    Of course.
     
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    It takes two teams to make a deal...

    Zaitsev has negative value at the moment and cap space is worth a lot
     
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