May 18th, 2016 In Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Last week, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported that the Colorado Avalanche are taking calls on star defenceman, Tyson Barrie. Barrie, 24, will be a restricted free agent this summer when his two year contract expires. He had a $2.6 million cap hit. After yet another disappointing season in Colorado, the two sides are reportedly not even...

May 17th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs currently hold 12 picks in the 2016 NHL Draft, including two in each of the first four rounds. A very intriguing selection will be the 31st overall pick, where plenty of first round calibre prospects will still be available. As is stands, that pick will be the Leafs third of the day. First, Brendan Shanahan and his team...

May 16th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

After the Toronto Maple Leafs' season ended everyone's focus turned to the 2016 NHL draft. Initially it was about the NHL draft lottery and what chance the Leafs had of getting the first overall pick. Once the Leafs won the lottery the focus turned to Auston Matthews, the consensus top pick in the 2016 NHL draft, and what effect he would have...

May 11th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have just completed the first year of their rebuild. They essentially did everything right, including shedding contracts, gaining prospects and draft picks and giving their young guns a chance to shine. They also finished last in the NHL standings. This gave them the best odds of winning the lottery, which they promptly...

May 11th, 2016 In Commentary, KHL, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs announced the long awaited signing of Nikita Zaitsev to a one-year entry-level contract on Monday, May 2nd. The Leafs had long been rumoured to have an agreement in place with Zaitsev since the beginning of the 2015-16 season, and with the signing, that has become a fact. Zaitsev, 24, has spent the past seven seasons...

May 9th, 2016 In Arizona Coyotes, OHL, Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Behind Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel at the 2015 NHL Draft, there was a great debate surrounding the third overall pick. The Arizona Coyotes held that pick and had to make a decision between Dylan Strome and Mitch Marner. In Strome, scouts saw a big, strong center with a tremendous passion for the game. He could score plenty of goals and...

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