Features Editor Gare Joyce has written about sports for over 30 years, winning four National Magazine Awards and landing on The Best American Sports Writing notable list seven times. He was a hockey columnist for the Globe and Mail in the 90s and a staff feature writer for ESPN The Magazine and espn.com during the aughts.
The only problem with Zaitsev is how much Maple Leafs ask of him
Nikita Zaitsev’s ceiling is probably in the range of second pairing on a winning team, which means he’s been breaking into the league trying to play way over his head. That’s Zaitsev’s problem and it’s a symptom of the Leafs’ biggest problem.