June 21st, 2016 In Ducks Management, Fantasy, Maple Leafs Management 0 comments

In what could be a preview of the days and weeks to come, Monday offered the hockey world a glimpse of the run-up to the draft and free agency. We had the first blockbuster trade of the offseason and two potentially impact players had their rights dealt to new teams with others presumed on the move before the first and last picks are announced in...

June 20th, 2016 In Maple Leafs Transactions, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made their first big splash of the off-season. They have traded away the 30th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft and their 2017 second-round pick to the Anaheim Ducks in return for goaltender Frederik Andersen. The Leafs then signed Andersen, who was set to become a restricted free agent on July 1, to a five-year...

June 20th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, News, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired goaltender Frederik Andersen in a trade with the Anaheim Ducks, the teams announced Monday. The Ducks had long been rumored to be shopping the 26-year-old netminder, with the notion that John Gibson would be their starter going forward. In return for the pending RFA, the Ducks acquire the Pittsburgh...

June 20th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Marc-Andre Fleury has long been one of the NHL's most consistent and successful goaltenders. In fact, since he entered the NHL in the 2005-06 season, Fleury has played in an incredible 632 games, 613 of which starts and have all come with the Penguins. In that stretch of time, Fleury's 353 wins are third best in the entire NHL, trailing only...

June 14th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

In 2015-16, the first official year of the Toronto Maple Leafs' rebuild, the team iced a lacklustre team that was doomed for failure. In fact failure was what Toronto, and all of it's fans, wanted this year. For once, everyone bought in to the idea of a complete rebuild. And they knew that with failure comes strong draft picks. The thought of...

June 13th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

After being traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins in a deal which signified monumental change in Toronto, Phil Kessel has made the deal, at first perceived to be a massive win for the Maple Leafs, appear more and more like a terrific move by Jim Rutherford. Despite enduring the goal scoring slumps which have typified his career to date during the...

June 1st, 2016 In Maple Leafs Management, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

It’s surely no surprise for those who’re following the Toronto Maple Leafs and the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, but on Wednesday the team announced that they will be holding onto their third-round pick for the upcoming draft. As it stands, the Leafs owe the Detroit Red Wings a compensation pick (a third rounder in either 2016 or 2017) for plucking...

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