Sunday, April 19, 2015
Leafs Prospects

Leafs Prospects

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The Leafs continued their offseason stockpiling of goaltenders today, announcing that they have signed College free agent Ben Scrivens to a one year contract. Scrivens compiled an impressive 21-9-4 record with Cornell last year, with a .934 save percentage.  He was also a top ten Hobey Baker finalist. According to TSN, It is expected that Scrivens will challenge for playing time on the Toronto Marlies. More after the jump. From Garret Bauman: Great move. There is no such thing as having enough goaltending. Philadelphia this past season is proof enough of that. . For those worried about where these guys will play, you have to remember...

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Brian Burke has picked up yet another wallet. According to a Finnish report, the Toronto Maple Leafs have agreed to terms on a two year deal with Finnish free agent goaltender Jussi Rynnäs. Jussi is still just 22 years of age, and is coming off a stellar year in the Finnish SM-Liiga in which he posted a 2.50 GAA and a 0.929 SV%. Rynnäs is still at least a couple years away from being NHL-ready, and will start next season splitting time with James Reimer for the Toronto Marlies. Jussi was arguably this year's most coveted free agent goaltender,...

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While Hockey's Future has yet to release their top 10 organizational prospect rankings, the highly-respected source for prospect information has released their 11-20 and 21-30 lists. To the pleasant surprise of many, the Leafs aren't on either of them. Adding to the joy, division rivals Buffalo, Montreal and Ottawa have all already appeared in the 13th, 16th and 21st positions respectively. Call it a small victory, but this is quietly a watershed moment for Leafs fans as supporters of an organization consistently berated by mainstream pundits and opposition fans for their - somewhat overblown - underperformance at the draft table. It is...

Kenny Ryan

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Last night, the London Knights - and Leafs prospect Nazem Kadri - were eliminated from the OHL playoffs in a Game 7 blowout at the hands of the Kitchener Rangers. For his part, Kadri makes his playoff exit as the OHL's post-season scoring leader with a remarkable 9 goals and 18 assists in 12 games. The Kitchener Rangers will now move on to face the defending-champ Windsor Spitfires, whose own lineup features a couple of Leafs' prospects: forwards Dale Mitchell and Kenny Ryan (pictured). Mitchell provided the Spitfires with another solid campaign, recording 16 goals and 27 assists in 32 games played...

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Why collegiate draftee Viktor Stalberg's struggles this season prove that NCAA free agents will not be enough to plug the Leafs shortcomings next season.