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2017 NHL Draft Rankings – Final List

With only one day left until the 2017 NHL Draft and all the final lists now released, it’s time for a look at the aggregate...

Las Vegas selects Brendan Leipsic in 2017 Expansion Draft, Vegas Golden Knights draft selection...

The Toronto Maple Leafs will lose 23-year-old forward Brendan Leipsic to the Vegas Golden Knights in tonight's expansion draft. There were reports yesterday that Lou Lamoriello...

Leafs Links: Lamoriello and McPhee in trade talks; Brian Boyle discusses possibility of returning...

Brian Boyle discusses his future and interest in a return to Toronto, Chris Johnston and Darren Dreger weigh up the price for the Maple...

Leafs Links: Are both Sami Vatanen and Josh Manson off the table?; Pierre McGuire’s...

Darren Dreger is convinced Sami Vatanen is off limits, Pierre McGuire suggests Vegas should look at claiming and signing Matt Hunwick, Episode 32 of...

Toronto Maple Leafs’ 2017 NHL Expansion Draft Protected List

The protection lists have been released for the 2017 Expansion Draft and there were no surprises from the Toronto Maple Leafs perspective. Here is the...

Leafs Links: Don’t be surprised if Toronto Maple Leafs make a splash to take...

Elliotte Friedman suggests the Toronto Maple Leafs could have something big in store as they look to take advantage of the expansion draft situation...

Leafs Links: Atlantic Division blockbuster sends Jonathan Drouin to Canadiens; Weighing up William Nylander’s...

Marc Bergevin makes blockbuster swap for Jonathan Drouin and may not be done, Bob McKenzie discusses the Leafs' options with a contract extension for William...

Leafs Links: Drew Doughty on Mike Babcock, Auston Matthews and the Toronto market; Leafs...

Drew Doughty discusses playing for Mike Babcock, defending Auston Matthews and the pros/cons of playing in the Toronto market, Pierre Lebrun on the Leafs'...

Leafs Links: Bob McKenzie on expansion draft “inducements,” no-movement clauses; Leafs given 16/1 odds...

Bob McKenzie on the possibility the Leafs stand pat on defence, Matt Martin on the uncertainty of the expansion draft, the Leafs' odds for...

Isaac Ratcliffe – 2017 NHL Draft Profile

2017 NHL Draft Profiles: Isaac Ratcliffe Isaac Ratcliffe – 6’6, 200-pound left winger from the Guelph Storm (OHL) Isaac Ratcliffe Rankings Ranked #13 by Hockeyprospect.com Ranked #22 by...

Leafs Links: Niklas Hjalmarsson on the move?; “I think we’re going to get a...

Darren Dreger suggests Niklas Hjalmarsson would be moved before Brent Seabrook, Elliotte Friedman believes there's a "bomb or two" in store this offseason, Phil...

Leafs Links: Sami Vatanen trade talk, trade-down draft scenarios

Ray Ferarro lays out a case in favour of the Toronto Maple Leafs acquiring Sami Vatanen, the hockey insiders weigh up the Vatanen sweepstakes,...

Leafs Links: Friedman on Maple Leafs’ interest in Chris Tanev; Lebrun mentions Leafs on...

Elliotte Friedman breaks down the Chris Tanev sweepstakes, Bob McKenzie discusses the Leafs' plans for free agency, Mitch Marner features in the NHL18 'teaser'...
Kyle Dubas

Leafs Links: Kyle Dubas had offer to “run the entire hockey operation” in Colorado,...

Bob McKenzie sheds light on the Kyle Dubas-to-Colorado connection, Darren Dreger discusses William Nylander's next contract, NHL.com projects the Leafs taking right-shot defenceman Henri Jokiharju in their...

Jason Robertson – 2017 NHL Draft Profile

2017 NHL Draft Profiles: Jason Robertson Jason Robertson – 6’2, 196-pound left winger from the Kingston Frontenacs (OHL) Jason Robertson Rankings Ranked #27 by Future Considerations Ranked #25...

Leafs Links: Darren Dreger labels Kovalchuk to Toronto rumours “BS”, McKenzie guesses “2-3 years,...

Dreger and McKenzie on the Kovalchuk rumours, a historical look at offer sheets in the NHL, SCF Game 4, and more in the Monday...

Leafs Links: Asking price high on Chris Tanev; Friedman links Kovalchuk to Leafs, Sharks,...

Ilya Kovalchuk's rights could garner interest from Leafs, Rangers, Sharks and Blues (among others), asking price high on RHD Chris Tanev, draft combine coverage,...

Leafs Links: Price on Travis Hamonic is a top-six forward, per Dreger; Why David...

Darren Dreger on the asking price for Travis Hamonic and Tyson Barrie, the story of how David Poile almost became the Maple Leafs' General...

Leafs Links: “It’s not a make-or-break situation in terms of getting a top-pair D,”...

Pierre Lebrun reflects on his takeaways from his interview with Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello, Doug Weight talks about trying to build a winning team...
Auston Matthews

Leafs Links: Lou Lamoriello says it’s “no surprise if we don’t have a captain...

Lou Lamoriello says there is no urgency about appointing a captain, the Chris Tanev trade rumours are heating up in Vancouver, SCF Game 2,...

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