Our stuff:

Nikita Zaitsev has asked the Maple Leafs for a trade

Zaitsev confirms he asked for a trade.

UPDATE: Maple Leafs trade the rights to Fedor Gordeev to Wild for pick - Pension Plan Puppets
The Wild have signed Gordeev to an entry level contract.

SBNation 2019 NHL Mock Draft: Picks 6 & 7 - Pension Plan Puppets
Our nearest neighbours make their selections.

Other news:

There was some sort of basketball game last night? I don’t know, maybe someone can mention that in the comments.

NHL Scouting Combine, Day Four
The 2019 NHL Scouting Combine is taking place this week at KeyBank Center and HarborCenter in Buffalo. The combine will allow NHL teams an opportunity to conduct interviews and provide physical and medical assessments of 103 top prospects eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft. NHL.com will bring you all the sights and sounds.

And that’s all for now, the next post in the SBNation Mock Draft will be up today, and have a happy Friday.


My favourite Russian, and the depth C we christened Old Goat, has decided not to sign in the NHL. I’m shocked that Nikita Zaitsev’s former teammate said no to the Leafs.