Kyle Dubas takes ownership of Stu Percy’s up and down 2014-15 season, Kessel tweets out a classy goodbye to Leafs fans, and more in the links.

Monday Links:

  • Kyle Cicerella: Prospect Stuart Percy, sophomore season mishandled by management (Kyle The Reporter)
    “I don’t think our process with Stu was good enough,” said Dubas, who also serves as Marlies GM. “I thought we rushed him up and he played real well and as soon as he started to struggle, we didn’t really protect him up here with his usage, so on and so forth for a 21-year-old. Then we struggled and put him right down. I don’t have anybody to blame but myself. I take the brunt of that.”
  • ClrkAitken: Maple Leafs’ Top 25 Under 25: #15 Josh Leivo (PPP)
    With two fairly successful seasons with the Toronto Marlies under his belt, including two cameos with the Maple Leafs, Leivo has arrived at a critical stage of his development where the Leafs will have to start thinking about his future with the club, and whether he’s going to be capable of making that jump to the next level.
  • Mike Battaglino: Kessel thanks Toronto Maple Leafs fans for support (
    “I want to thank all of the Toronto fans for all the support you have shown me,” Kessel wrote on his verified Twitter account. “I will miss you and this city and always consider Toronto home.”
  • Josh Cooper: LA Kings sign Christian Ehrhoff for one year, $1.5M (Puck Daddy)
    Ehrhoff was limited to 49 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season and notched 14 points. His 0.29 points per-game was his lowest since his first NHL season. With the Kings’ puck possession system, could he at least get back up to the 30-plus point mark? If so, it would be a win for Los Angeles and Ehrhoff, who is on a ‘show me’ contract. Ehrhoff’s prior deal with Pittsburgh was for one year at $4 million.
  • Greg Wyshynski: Russia fined for leaving ice during Canadian anthem, being big babies (Puck Daddy)
    The Russians claimed that it was all a big misunderstanding, as the rink-side gate was open and they assumed that was their invitation to leave the ice rather than, again, not do the thing that teams do in dozens of other tournaments each season.


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