Leafs draft Carter Verhaeghe in third round

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The Leafs have selected 6’1, 180-pound center Carter Verhaeghe of the Niagara Ice Dogs with their 82nd overall pick. One of the younger members of the 2013 draft class (still 17 for another month and a half), the Ontario native recorded 44 points in 67 games this past season.

The McKeen’s Draft Guide (buy this book, btw) profile for Verhaeghe:

“Broke through with an 18-goal sophomore effort – and further boosted his stock winning gold with Team Canada at the U18 Worlds (7-0-4-4) .. his confidence grew exponentially since the beginning of the season – encouraged to explore his offensive instincts by Niagara coach and GM Marty Williamson .. the Waterdown, Ontario native was selected 38th overall in the 2011 OHL Priority Selection .. skilled and creative pivot with decent size and fast hands .. still working on developing a consistent compete level .. lacks urgency at times – and can be tentative about engaging in heavy board battles .. not strong enough yet – his upper body largely un-developed .. needs the luxury of open ice to create – and exploit solid puckhandling abilities and good offensive vision .. also packs a quick shooting release – and is proficient at face-offs .. bears down and wins a majority of draws .. skating holds him back however.. propels on a wide, bow-legged stance that provides average mobility and limited first-step quickness .. must work on his agility and making stronger, tighter turns .. operated outside the main spotlight – behind a strong top line that drew a bulk of the checking attention .. will assume center stage with the likes of Ryan Strome graduating – though his game is still not without questions.”

Related reading: Waterdown’s Verhaege gaining points at U18 Championship.

  • mORRganRielly

    One day, I’ll learn to pronounce his name.  But not now.

    • Pent_House

      mORRganRielly Ver-Hay-Gee

      • mORRganRielly

        Pent_House So really complicated, eh?

        • Loric76

          mORRganRielly Pent_House what’s his background?  Dutch?

        • Pent_House

          Loric76 mORRganRielly Pent_House I thought it was a scottish/irish surname but I’m note sure

        • Loric76

          Pent_House Loric76 mORRganRielly ya it could be, has a gaelic sound to it

  • Mattmark

    Doesn’t sound too promising.  Lacks size, strength, speed and willingness to compete.  Good hands when nobody’s on him.

    • dlb eh

      Mattmark 
      sounds like Seguin but for the speed.

    • Mattmark

      -Keon- He’s no midget but at 180 he’s no behemoth either.  The report suggests he’ll never be a power forward and that his skating is questionable too.  A few of us were hoping we’d use this pick to draft an unheralded European with some genuine speed and stickhandling skill.

  • Loric76

    bit of a hail mary type project, can’t ask for much more late in the 3rd

  • skiingallday

    That’s nice that they drafted a kid who’s last name I will never properly pronounce. Sounds like a sneeze.

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrunhttps://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/351493317902598145
    Lecavalier is back home contemplating his many options. 3 more teams called today after he met with Detroit and Calgary this morning.

    • Tommy Cat

      Loric76 What team met with him for a hour?

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrunhttps://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/351493456222371843
    So that’s a dozen teams. Lecavalier camp hoping to narrow down choices to 3-4 teams within next 2 days or so

  • http://mapleleafshotstove.com/ LeoTheLion

    Wow. Lot to process today. Can’t say I like Gauthier over  Shinkaruk, but Bolland is just about the perfect 3rd line C and we didn’t give up much to do it.

    • TOHockeyNut

      @LeoTheLion Just too high a cap hit for a third line player

      • xerosawyer

        TOHockeyNut You can’t plan everything based on next years cap, the cap is projected to go up 33% in the next four seasons.

      • xerosawyer

        TOHockeyNut You can’t base everything on next year’s cap, it will go up

    • dlb eh

      @LeoTheLion 
      Nonis commented he wouldn’t be cast in a specific role like he was in CHI.  might be just rhetoric, but Bolland, Kadri, Grabovski could all play in any line combo next year depending on who’s doing what well and with whom.

    • dlb eh

      @LeoTheLion 
      Nonis commented he wouldn’t be cast in a specific role like he was in CHI.  might be just rhetoric, but Bolland, Kadri, Grabovski could all play in any line combo next year depending on who’s doing what well and with whom.

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/HackswithHaggshttps://twitter.com/HackswithHaggs/status/351494633110507520
    Peter Chiarelli very blunt abt Tyler Seguin: “He needs to focus all his mind and energy on hockey. He needs to be a better pro” https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BruinsTalk&src=hash

    • newkb

      Guess they couldn’t move him and are now stuck with him and his hip.

      • -Keon-

        Price too high right now, it may come down

    • newkb

      Guess they couldn’t move him and are now stuck with him and his hip.

    • Uncle Otis

      -Keon- 
      Yep, not hard to read between those lines.
      PARRRTY-ler

      • Loric76

        Uncle Otis -Keon- should trade him to LA

      • Loric76

        Uncle Otis -Keon- should trade him to LA

      • Tommy Cat

        Loric76 Uncle Otis -Keon- He could cameo on LA Ink.

      • Tommy Cat

        Loric76 Uncle Otis -Keon- He could cameo on LA Ink.

    • leafmealone

      Loric76 It certainly seems like he’s taking any success for granted based on his early returns. Now he’s just expecting it to happen rather than making it happen. I hope he remains a smug douche and is out of hockey in the next 5 years.

  • Tommy Cat

    That goalie the habs took looks 12.

    • Glove Dropper

      Tommy Cat He seems awesome though.  Gives one of the best interviews I’ve seen of his class this year.

      • Tommy Cat

        Glove Dropper Tommy Cat Lets hope he gets traded early then.

      • dlb eh

        Glove Dropper Tommy Cat 
        i especially liked when he said “we’re all Habs fans”
        he’s a dick to me.  not interested.

      • dlb eh

        Glove Dropper Tommy Cat 
        i especially liked when he said “we’re all Habs fans”
        he’s a dick to me.  not interested.

        • skiingallday

          dlb eh Glove Dropper Tommy Cat He was talking about his family…..

  • Tommy Cat

    That goalie the habs took looks 12.

  • dlb eh

    for all you whiny bitches who wanted a not safe pick, says he’s creative with fast hands.  a youngster.  how do you know he’s not the Zetterberg of the draft?
    just more there’s no pleasing some people.

    • Loric76

      dlb eh with how bare our cupboard is with high end picks, I’m happy to see us stick to safe picks in the first round and then take the risks in the lower rounds.  Even if we end up with a glut of high-end 3rd liners.  We weren’t really going to get a 1C at 21 overall anyways so I dunno why people are bitching.

    • Alec Brownscombe

      dlb eh The chances are very low anyone here knows Verhaeghe  well enough to offer any kind of comment.

      • Tommy Cat

        Alec Brownscombe dlb eh I like the cross bones on the jerseys.

    • Alec Brownscombe

      dlb eh The chances are very low anyone here knows Verhaeghe  well enough to offer any kind of comment.

    • xerosawyer

      dlb eh If he’s big enough ,he’s not fast enough, if he’s fast enough, he’s not smart enough, if he’s smart enough, he’s not big enough… leafs fans want a Crosby-Lucic hybrid every pick

    • leafmealone

      dlb eh I like that his biggest knock is his skating and the Leafs have clearly prioritized getting the best instructors they can find to work with their players on this issue.

    • leafmealone

      dlb eh I like that his biggest knock is his skating and the Leafs have clearly prioritized getting the best instructors they can find to work with their players on this issue.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    https://twitter.com/SanJoseSharkshttps://twitter.com/SanJoseSharks/status/351495858619023361
    https://twitter.com/search?q=%23SJSharks&src=hash trade 111th pick to CHI, move back to 117. Further trade details to come.

  • GeorgeCastanza

    Verhaeghe is a Dutch surname

    • Pent_House

      GeorgeCastanza From the Ver i guess.

      • dlb eh

        -Keon- 
        yeah, cause then we could have picked him in the 6th or later eh

      • dlb eh

        -Keon- 
        yeah, cause then we could have picked him in the 6th or later eh

      • Pent_House

        -Keon- Not with the scouting reports I’m reading.

    • leafmealone

      GeorgeCastanza NO doubt. Couldn’t be more obvious unless his name was Clogs’n’Dikes.

      • GeorgeCastanza

        leafmealone GeorgeCastanza true. or windmills

        • leafmealone

          GeorgeCastanza leafmealone Cheapskate Halfdoors VanWindmills?

      • GeorgeCastanza

        leafmealone GeorgeCastanza true. or windmills

    • leafmealone

      GeorgeCastanza NO doubt. Couldn’t be more obvious unless his name was Clogs’n’Dikes.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrunhttps://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/351496636628865024
    The Rangers, with no cap room, have told teams they’re willing to trade Ryane Clowe’s rights. Hes UFA July 5

    • Loric76

      ingy56 lol

    • maximus_asinus

      ingy56 what is the point of trading for rights when the trade deadline is so close. You would have a few days to negotiate before he gets a better offer else where?

      • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

        maximus_asinus ingy56 Pretty much, waste of assets really.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    https://twitter.com/JSportsnethttps://twitter.com/JSportsnet/status/351497330974916611
    Canucks take Jordan Subban in the 4th round.

    • Alec Brownscombe

      ingy56 Matt had him going mid 1st!

    • Alec Brownscombe

      ingy56 Matt had him going mid 1st!

      • dlb eh

        Alec Brownscombe ingy56 
        is Matt a UFA this summer?

        • Alec Brownscombe

          dlb eh Alec Brownscombe ingy56 There’s a place for people like Matt. We all need a Jay Feaster to laugh at.

        • Alec Brownscombe

          dlb eh Alec Brownscombe ingy56 There’s a place for people like Matt. We all need a Jay Feaster to laugh at.

      • whalz

        whos matt

        • Alec Brownscombe

          @whalz http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2013/06/28/mlhs-2013-mock-draft-part-2/

        • Alec Brownscombe

          @whalz http://mapleleafshotstove.com/2013/06/28/mlhs-2013-mock-draft-part-2/

    • -Keon-

      So that’s all three of them, to loser organizations

    • Loric76

      -Keon- and the goalie in the trio is the only one who won’t be encouraged to dive lol

    • leafmealone

      ingy56 LOL, and the Nucks took him just one spot before the Habs pick in that round. Gillis, you trolling bastard. First you trade Schneider to NJ for half of what you were asking for from Edmonton, then this. Guess you need to do something to make yourself feel better after the public humiliation you brought on yourself today.

    • Black_Hawk

      ingy56 dam good pick

    • Black_Hawk

      ingy56 dam good pick

  • Loric76

    Didn’t we have 3 4th’s this year?  One went to get O’Byrne, the other to Bolland, where’s the 3rd one?

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      Loric76 Two this year, potentially three next season, but they’ll lose one of them for Bolland.

      • Loric76

        ingy56 Loric76 dunno where I got the idea we had 3 this year then

  • Uncle Otis

    I think most of us are a little deflated as we worked ourselves up thinking we’d somehow,magically get a top 10(or better) draft pick,simply by spending $$ or fleecing someone.
    Well,reality bites and its no fault of Nonis.
    Leafs have made solid additions, and while my favs didn’t get picked, they weren’t there to choose anyway.
    The real work starts tomorrow, and if Nonis’ cryptic comments come to fruition, then we’ll have a lot more to debate in the coming days
    Might get colourful ’round here :)

    • leafmealone

      Uncle Otis We can still get a good piece from the Isles for buying out DiPietro.

      • Loric76

        leafmealone Uncle Otis think they’d still part with Strome now that Nino is gone?

        • Uncle Otis

          Loric76 
          Its the Wanger…why not ? lol

        • Loric76

          Uncle Otis Loric76 lol true

        • leafmealone

          Loric76 leafmealone Uncle Otis Next year’s first would be a good start.

        • leafmealone

          Loric76 leafmealone Uncle Otis Next year’s first would be a good start.

        • The_Polish_Cannon

          Loric76 leafmealone Uncle Otis they gave up Nino for Clutterbuck… anything is possible I guess lol

    • 4evrblue

      Uncle Otis we’ll work ourselves up for free agency at which point we’ll be deflated again……. then it’s on to talks about poaching RFAs that won’t happen…… then it’s onto the season where things will go well but not well enough to not amp up for the trade deadline only to be deflated again…….. then we start all over again 😀
      I love being a leaf fan!!

      • Uncle Otis

        4evrblue 
        Yeppers….Groundhog Year

    • Uncle Otis

      -Keon- 
      So true
      Only thing more valued is $$$ to those with few.
      That was my hope

    • Mattmark

      Uncle Otis So far, the jury is still out on Nonis.  No big mistakes, but no home runs either.  Middle of the road all the way.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    so I’ve been in and out and  trying to keep the site from crashing while getting all these blogs up.. What was the consensus on the Bolland deal?

    • Pent_House

      Alec Brownscombe Everyone seemed pretty happy about it. Considering the rumours before hand, we got him at a real good price

    • Loric76

      Alec Brownscombe I like it.  Lets us punt Bozak, puts Grabo back into an offensive role, and replaces the pest we had in Komarov.  And it’s another local kid, die-hard Leafs fan.

      • Loric76

        Alec Brownscombe and he totally ragdolls Chara lol

    • peterbleafs

      Alec Brownscombe Love it, fantastic move.

    • Glove Dropper

      Alec Brownscombe Hoping it gives Grabo some room to play a more offensive role and get back to being a 60pt player…. If that happens, it’ll be a real good get.

      • peterbleafs

        Glove Dropper Alec Brownscombe Grabo has to go, sorry but cap doesnt work now.  Im happy with that, sign Colborne at a good price and send Grabo packing;

    • DWCMLHS

      Alec Brownscombe 
      If Nonis’ thinking behind it is: “now Grabo can be used in a scoring role” it’s a good deal. 
      If his thinking was: “now we can trade or buy-out Grabo” it’s an awful deal.

      • Alec Brownscombe

        DWCMLHS Alec Brownscombe That’s the thing I’m stuck on. I’m not sure what direction he’s taking yet. Keep Grabo, play him in more of a scoring role? Move out Grabo? Add a new center?

        • Loric76

          Alec Brownscombe DWCMLHS I think Grabbo will get dumped if we get Lecav, otherwise it’ll be Grabo – Kadri – Bolland – McClement up the middle this year

        • leafmealone

          I really don’t see Vinny signing with the Leafs.

        • Loric76

          leafmealone neither do I really, but can hope :)

        • Loric76

          leafmealone neither do I really, but can hope :)

      • Alec Brownscombe

        DWCMLHS Alec Brownscombe That’s the thing I’m stuck on. I’m not sure what direction he’s taking yet. Keep Grabo, play him in more of a scoring role? Move out Grabo? Add a new center?

    • Mattmark

      Alec Brownscombe Everyone likes acquiring him.  The question is the price and whether he’ll stay long enough to justify it.

      • Optimustic

        Mattmark Alec Brownscombe That’s my concern, will he resign in a year or will he walk.  I hope he really is a Leaf fan and that it plays in his decision.

    • Mattmark

      Alec Brownscombe Everyone likes acquiring him.  The question is the price and whether he’ll stay long enough to justify it.

    • maximus_asinus

      Alec Brownscombe still don’t like it. I am fine with the assets being given up but I don’t like the return. It might free Grabovski up for a more offensive role but it also pushes Colborne back down the depth charts. It also tells me that they are not looking for a 1C and will be using Kadri in that position next year.

    • TOHockeyNut

      Alec Brownscombe He will have to fill a pretty big role based on his cap hit. He is an over paid player which is why he was on the market. Time will tell but I don’t like the trade. At the trade deadline a third or forth line guy would only go for a third rounder.

  • Alec Brownscombe

    so I’ve been in and out and  trying to keep the site from crashing while getting all these blogs up.. What was the consensus on the Bolland deal?

  • Pent_House

    PK got tanked up jeez

    • leafmealone

      Pent_House What was up with breaking in on his brother’s big day to talk about how good looking he is? What an ass.

      • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

        leafmealone Pent_House Humility is not one of his strong points.

      • Pent_House

        leafmealone Pent_House Yea no kidding, real jabroni move. Both brothers looked at him like what is this idiot doing

      • Pent_House

        leafmealone Pent_House Yea no kidding, real jabroni move. Both brothers looked at him like what is this idiot doing

      • Tommy Cat

        leafmealone Pent_House Hate to defend him but he was just fucking around.  He has a fast mouth.  No doubt it gets him in trouble.  Gave his brother some nice compliments.

        • leafmealone

          Tommy Cat leafmealone Pent_House But it just wasn’t necessary to cut his brother’s interview off to do it. It was his brother’s day, he should have let him have whatever spotlight he could get.

        • leafmealone

          Tommy Cat leafmealone Pent_House But it just wasn’t necessary to cut his brother’s interview off to do it. It was his brother’s day, he should have let him have whatever spotlight he could get.

        • Tommy Cat

          leafmealone Tommy Cat Pent_House He’s a fucking mouth piece.  Couldn’t help himself.  I shoot my mouth off sometimes, especially after a few beer.

    • leafmealone

      Pent_House What was up with breaking in on his brother’s big day to talk about how good looking he is? What an ass.

  • skiingallday

    alright. Let’s get some magical Swedes. Gunnar, Loov, Nilson, Granberg….. who’s next?

  • peterbleafs

    We’ve 11 more players to add to our roster and at least 4 of them are $3.5million each and our cap space is around $20million with Komi bought out.  so 20-14 is 6million for 7 players.  Not going to happen.

    • Pent_House

      peterbleafs Liles will be traded for sure

      • peterbleafs

        Pent_House peterbleafs Hope so but I still want Clarkson who will be $5million and that means Grabo is toast.  So dump Liles and Grabo.

        • DWCMLHS

          peterbleafs Pent_House Clarkson at $5 million is insanity.

        • skiingallday

          peterbleafs Pent_House Well if we have Fraser, D’amigo, and Reilly or Blacker join the team then you’ve got a couple super cheap contracts to give breathing room. Then dump just Liles and we should be ok. Remember, just gotta get thru this year, then the cap starts going back up.

        • peterbleafs

          skiingallday peterbleafs Pent_House Yup just need to get th rough the year, next year cap will spike.

        • http://stores.ebay.ca/UncleJakesCards?_rdc=1 unclejakescards

          skiingallday peterbleafs Pent_House but next year kessel phaneuf reimer ……..

        • Tommy Cat

          skiingallday peterbleafs Pent_House Young players on entry level deals is going to be so important for teams.  You’ll see some vets getting squeezed out especially if they have high expectations in free agency.

        • skiingallday

          Tommy Cat skiingallday peterbleafs Pent_House patience will be key when it comes to signing UFA’s this year.

    • wiski

      -Keon- wonder what Bolland wants to resign.

      • Mind Bomb

        wiski -Keon-  Gunnar and Franson will get paid, and Kadri is a mystery

      • -Keon-

        Given his recent history, he might not get much more then he is now. Perhaps Liles money?

    • Mattmark

      peterbleafs Sounds like Clarkson is a fantasy.

  • Black_Hawk

    Bye Bye Bozak

  • Mattmark

    This was the alternative (one of them anyway) to our acquiring Bolland:
    http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?dpid=81780
    Only time will tell.

  • Mattmark

    This was the alternative (one of them anyway) to our acquiring Bolland:
    http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?dpid=81780
    Only time will tell.

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/LOLVancouverhttps://twitter.com/LOLVancouver/status/351501178816823296
    Best looking Subban? Cant pick one. They’re all ugly.

    • GeorgeCastanza

      Loric76 yup. they’re no Denzel Washingtons

  • peterbleafs

    Nonis has deals to make this week, but man I love our forward core now.

  • wendelsfist

    So Dipietro buy out deal delayed till next season?

    • Loric76

      wendelsfist have till the 3rd

  • GeorgeCastanza

    Flyers draft Amorosa.  What a bitch!

    • skiingallday

      GeorgeCastanza couldn’t find anything about him. Wanna fill me in?

      • -Keon-

        He’s a bitch

      • skiingallday

        -Keon- ok…

      • GeorgeCastanza

        skiingallday GeorgeCastanza Amrosa is a famous black female reality TV Diva Bitch. I just had to laugh when I saw the name. I know nothing bout the player but the name fits with the Flers reputation.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    https://twitter.com/koshtorontosunhttps://twitter.com/koshtorontosun/status/351502142156181507
    Nonis: “Definitely a possibility” that MacArthur goes free on Friday.

    • Loric76

      ingy56 that’s “fuck yes he’s gone” in Nonis speak

    • Pent_House

      ingy56 only one surprised is DWC

    • Pent_House

      ingy56 only one surprised is DWC

      • DWCMLHS

        Pent_House ingy56 I’m not surprised, just disappointed. I don’t expect much from Nonis.

      • DWCMLHS

        Pent_House ingy56 I’m not surprised, just disappointed. I don’t expect much from Nonis.

        • Pent_House

          DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 Has your heart shattered now that your campaign has proved fruitless? lollll Awww man you give me good laughs brother

        • Mind Bomb

          Pent_House DWCMLHS ingy56 He fights the good fight PH :)

        • DWCMLHS

          Pent_House DWCMLHS ingy56 No, but Nonis had damn well bring in some good wingers, because our wing depth is horrendous right now.

        • TOHockeyNut

          DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 No cap left

        • Mind Bomb

          DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 Kes JVR,Lups, and Kulie, thats better than 90 percent of other teams top 4 :)

        • DWCMLHS

          TOHockeyNut DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 Buying out Komi and moving Liles will change that.

        • DWCMLHS

          TOHockeyNut DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 Buying out Komi and moving Liles will change that.

        • DWCMLHS

          TOHockeyNut DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 Buying out Komi and moving Liles will change that.

        • DWCMLHS

          TOHockeyNut DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 Buying out Komi and moving Liles will change that.

        • DWCMLHS

          Mind Bomb DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 The top 4 are fine. Beyond that is where we’re in trouble.

        • Mind Bomb

          DWCMLHS Mind Bomb Pent_House ingy56 Yes to an extent, I believe we are getting Clarkson That means we are missing a top notch 3rd winger, or we can put Colburne there

        • DWCMLHS

          Mind Bomb DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 You believe we’re getting Clarkson? That’s silly. There are going to be a few teams trying to sign him. It’s more likely that he signs with one of them than the Leafs.

        • Mind Bomb

          DWCMLHS Mind Bomb Pent_House ingy56 Maybe its silly, but yes, I think Clarkson see’s this as a desirable destination. I think the leafs and him cut a fair deal. If they dont then yes we are short at least one top notch winger.

        • DWCMLHS

          Mind Bomb DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 If the Leafs offer any more than $4 million a year, they’ll be making a mistake. Some teams will be dumb enough to spend that much, though. He’ll get more than a fair deal for himself.

        • Mind Bomb

          DWCMLHS Mind Bomb Pent_House ingy56 Ya its not certain bro, we could be looking at 
          Lups-Grabo-Kes
          JVR-Kadri-
          MCL-Bolland-Kulie
          Jerry D- Colburne-Orr

        • sniperstar

          Mind Bomb DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 I don’t want to see Colborne on the fourth line. Might as well give him time in the AHL playing in all situations

        • Mind Bomb

          sniperstar Mind Bomb DWCMLHS Pent_House ingy56 Thats why I suggested 3rd line wing, we have to see what we have in him soon though.

      • DWCMLHS

        Pent_House ingy56 I’m not surprised, just disappointed. I don’t expect much from Nonis.

    • wendelsfist

      ingy56 Bozak seems to have a low ball offer on the table.  Nonis never implied that about Mac

    • leafmealone

      ingy56 “There’s room for him with the Marlies.” That’s what he should have said.

  • Jordan29

    After the Bolland deal what else happened? I went 4 wheeling!

    • Black_Hawk

      Jordan29 what are your thoughts?

      • Jordan29

        Black_Hawk Jordan29 Well obviously Im very happy. This is the first time in 5 years we have had a great checking line centre who fits what we need in everyway not to mention a home town boy. Love it

        • Black_Hawk

          Jordan29 Black_Hawk yeah thought it was a very good deal

        • Black_Hawk

          Jordan29 Black_Hawk yeah thought it was a very good deal

        • Black_Hawk

          Jordan29 Black_Hawk yeah thought it was a very good deal

        • Black_Hawk

          Jordan29 Black_Hawk yeah thought it was a very good deal

    • Faalcon

      Jordan29 nothing much

    • Faalcon

      Jordan29 nothing much

  • Loric76

    can’t wait to see the meltdown in Vancouver when Lou demands a trade and refuses to report to camp this fall

    • peterbleafs

      Loric76 Would be awesome.

      • Loric76

        peterbleafs Loric76 not sure we’ve ever seen riots at the start of a hockey season, this may be the first

    • Mattmark

      Loric76 The rest of the world is complaining about his contract, but he’s still collecting on it so I don’t think he’ll give anyone an excuse to put it in jeopardy.

  • Loric76

    can’t wait to see the meltdown in Vancouver when Lou demands a trade and refuses to report to camp this fall

  • tmlfan

    Just got back from work, Really like getting Bolland not surprised we picked Gauthier, big guy who’s great defensively. When do we pick again and have there been any other rumors?

  • daniel marois

    We another pick coming right up…

  • daniel marois

    We another pick coming right up…

  • Doorman

    The Phat Lady had 1 Orgasim for Bolland!!!  Thats It!  next week Eh.  Lol

  • JustYouW8

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?cspid=53329

  • JustYouW8

    http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospectdetail.htm?cspid=53329

  • Black_Hawk

    WHo is Herzog? we just drafted him

    • Loric76

      Black_Hawk year of the hard to spell/pronounce draft

    • Mattmark

      Black_Hawk Famous book by Saul Bellow.

  • Black_Hawk

    WHo is Herzog? we just drafted him

  • Loric76

    we got a guy name Herzog

  • GeorgeCastanza

    Shut up Button.  Everybody won the draft. Just say it!

  • daniel marois

    Herzog looks like a scorer.  Definetely a Thommie Bergman pick

    • Loric76

      daniel marois what position does he play?

      • Lescott

        Loric76 daniel marois Goal.

        • JustYouW8

          Lescott Loric76 daniel marois right wing

        • Lescott

          JustYouW8 Lescott Loric76 daniel marois He’s a puck-carrying sniper butterfly style goalie.

        • sniperstar

          LescottJustYouW8Loric76daniel maroissomething like this?
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DXu_M0Zp-o

  • Loric76

    https://twitter.com/mirtlehttps://twitter.com/mirtle/status/351503652759928832
    Leafs draft a Swiss player in fifth round: Fabrice Herzog.

    • Pent_House

      Loric76 20 games in the swiss mens league, not bad at all for a young player playing against men

      • Black_Hawk

        Pent_House Loric76 he was above ppg

        • Mattmark

          Black_Hawk Pent_House Loric76 For one year when he was sent back to junior, if I’m reading this correctly.

      • Black_Hawk

        Pent_House Loric76 in Junior

    • leafmealone

      Loric76 I’ll give him second best prospect name behind Victor Loov.

  • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

    http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=94494&lang=en

  • Lescott

    A lot of crusty farts on this site who love their 4th round picks.

  • Lescott

    A lot of crusty farts on this site who love their 4th round picks.

    • Uncle Otis

      Lescott 
      We’d rather trade them for Bollands 😛

  • Black_Hawk

    So with Bolland signed does that mean Zak is gone now?

    • Loric76

      Black_Hawk likely

  • Jordan29

    So right now if we buy out Komisarek and then Liles heres how we sit still needing a 2-3 line winger and # 2 defence

    Joffrey Lupul ($5.250m) / Nazem Kadri ($3.000m) / Phil Kessel ($5.400m) 
    James Van Riemsdyk ($4.250m) / Mikhail Grabovski ($5.500m) / Nikolai Kulemin ($2.800m) 
    Jay McClement ($1.500m) / Dave Bolland ($3.375m) / Jerry D’Amigo ($1.083m) 
    Colton Orr ($0.925m) / Joe Colborne ($0.900m) / 
    Frazer McLaren ($0.700m) / David Broll ($0.591m) / 
    DEFENSEMEN
    Dion Phaneuf ($6.500m) / Cody Franson ($2.750m) 
    Jake Gardiner ($1.117m) / Carl Gunnarsson ($1.800m) 
    Mark Fraser ($1.000m) / 
    Jesse Blacker ($0.870m) / 
    GOALTENDERS
    James Reimer ($1.800m) 
    Jonathan Bernier ($2.250m) 
    OTHER
    Buyout: Darcy Tucker ($1.000m) 
    Buyout: Colby Armstrong ($1.000m) 
    Buyout: Mike Komisarek ($0.000m) 
    Buyout: John-Michael Liles ($0.000m) 
    RETAINED SALARY TRANSACTIONS (0.778% of upper limit)
    Matt Frattin ($0.437m—0.5%) Ben Scrivens ($0.062m—0.1%) 
    ——
    CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
    (these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
    SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $55,860,000; BONUSES: $672,500
    CAP SPACE (21-man roster): $9,112,500

    What do you guys think? Im VERY happy with this right now

    • Jordan29

      D’amigo is on the 4th line it just looks like the 3rd when I pasted it

    • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

      Jordan29 I see where Mark Fraser turned down his qualifying offer.

      • Jordan29

        ingy56 Jordan29 I still think he signs here he just didnt want a 2way deal. If so then goodbye we will add someone for the same price

        • http://i.imgur.com/MyKj5C3.gif ingy56

          Jordan29 ingy56 Yeah, I think you’re right. Nonis will up the ante. He deserved it.

    • Glove Dropper

      Jordan29 I think Gunnar’s gonna be closer to 2.5M

    • Glove Dropper

      Jordan29 I think Gunnar’s gonna be closer to 2.5M

      • Jordan29

        Glove Dropper Jordan29 Maybe, but with injuries last season, average play and the fact he is an RFA I cant see it being more the 2 mil but who knows

    • leafmealone

      Jordan29 You’re not paying Gunner or Franson enough. Not even close for Gunner. He’d definitely take them to arb. if that’s the best offer they make.

      • Jordan29

        leafmealone Jordan29 I dont think. Every single RFA we have had we thought they would make more then they do. Hes played great but still dont think hes much more right now

        • leafmealone

          Jordan29 leafmealone Most of the RFA’s that came in under expectations didn’t have arb. rights.

        • Jordan29

          leafmealone Jordan29 True. We shall see

      • Jordan29

        leafmealone Jordan29 I dont think. Every single RFA we have had we thought they would make more then they do. Hes played great but still dont think hes much more right now

    • Alex Tran

      Jordan29 Your Gunnarsson estimate is probably low and I don’t think they’ll buyout Liles, but I do agree that the lineup is shaping up nicely

      • Jordan29

        Alex Tran Jordan29 I was thinking Liles only if another defence comes in. I dont care reguardless but we obviously need a #2 upgrade