Is this the annual KHL signing for the Leafs?
We've had the likes of Zaitsev, Mikheyev, Ozhiganov, Barabanov, Lehtonen etc.
when u know Dan Milstein (KHL Player agent) and after what Dubas did for Mikheyev why not
cheap ELC deals, potential Dimond in the ruff why not
like sure Lehtonen and Barabanov did not work with us due to having way to much depth but Dubas recognized this immediately and took action to keep his promise and get them NHL playing time. Like look at Barabanov in 5 sharks games has 2 goals and 3 assists lul and has made an impact to the point where they plan on extending him. Lehtonen I think chose the wrong year to come to the NHL. Some preseason games would have really helped him settle in and improve his game. Columbus should maybe sign him to a league min deal next year and see if he rebounds cause I still think hes got the potential to be the guy he was in the KHL
So far records been
Zaitsev (Tie) - good year 1, meh year 2 and 3, kind of rebounded in Ottawa
Ozhiganov (L) - did not adapt to the NHL
Barabanov (Tie)- was arguably one of the hardest working leafs and wish he got a goal with us or a reg spot but we had to much depth and keefe was not pulling Spezza, Thorton, or Simmonds, but with the sharks it has been a nice rebound
Lehtonen (L for now) - he looks like someone who has not fully settled into the NHL. If he decides to stay could rebound under a league min 1 year deal.