June 26th, 2016 In Columbus Blue Jackets, News, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired 21-year-old former 1st round draft pick (19th overall) Kerby Rychel from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Scott Harrington and a conditional draft pick. That condition is a 5th round draft pick should the Blue Jackets waive Harrington and see him claimed, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. A move...

June 25th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The one thing Toronto Maple Leafs' fans have wanted since the days of Mats Sundin is a number one center. That demand was finally answered Friday night in Buffalo after the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Auston Matthews with their 2016 1st overall NHL draft pick. There was a lot of talk leading up to the draft about whether the Leafs would...

June 24th, 2016 In News, NHL Entry Draft, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

With the first pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Toronto Maple Leafs have selected Auston Matthews from ZSC Lions in the NLA. About Auston Matthews What is there to say about Matthews that hasn't already been said? He has drawn comparisons to Anze Kopitar and Jonathan Toews. Had he been born a week earlier, he would have challenged Jack Eichel for...

June 24th, 2016 In Anaheim Ducks, Prospects, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

On Monday, June 20th, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced a significant trade which would instantly alter the future of the team and the direction of their rebuild. The Leafs acquired G Frederik Andersen from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a 2016 1st round pick, 30th overall, and a 2017 2nd round pick. At the time of the trade, Andersen...

June 23rd, 2016 In Maple Leafs Goaltending, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

It's time to get used to the new Toronto Maple Leafs. This past season we watched as the Leafs traded away core players in Dion Phaneuf, Phil Kessel, James Reimer, and many others to end up with a grand total of twelve draft picks. The Leafs quickly sunk to the bottom of the NHL and stayed there, which wasn't a surprise to anyone. By the end...

June 22nd, 2016 In Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

The NHL released its 2016-17 schedule on Tuesday and while there was never going to be any surprises when it came to match-ups, as it is the same drill each and every year, there was something that stood out as a bit of a headscratcher.  While it may not seem like that big of a deal to fans in the United States, the fact the Edmonton Oilers and...

June 22nd, 2016 In Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The 2016 NHL Entry Draft is slated to be held June 24-25th, 2016, and for the first time since 1985 the Toronto Maple Leafs hold the first overall pick. Back in 1985, Toronto selected Wendel Clark first overall, who went on to become one of the most beloved and highly respected Maple Leafs in franchise history. A franchise corner-stone, Clark...

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...

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