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A Year on: Draft Class of ’09

Some draft day recollections from 12 months ago.

2010 Draft Primer: Justin Shugg

The NHL Draft is less than 18 days away...can you feel the excitement? The Leafs won't be landing Taylor Hall, but it doesn't mean they can't grab another talented young forward from the Windsor...

Brotherly Love in the Second Round

For as long as I have been reading the comments section of this site, I’ve been overwhelmed by the sheer volume of posts that discuss the Leafs need to obtain a 2nd round pick...

Prospect Season In Review: Flaake, Holzer, Mitchell

In the second installment of the Prospect Season In Review, we will take a look at a couple of Maple Leafs prospects who have proven a positive product of the John Ferguson Jr /...

The Other Free Agent Market

During his first full year at the helm in Toronto, you could make the case that Brian Burke was the league's most active general manager. There was the Kessel summer blockbuster with Boston and...

A Look At The Leafs’ Remaining FAs

Now that the Leafs' most important pending free agent -- goaltender Jonas Gustavsson -- has been signed to a two-year contract extension, it is time to take a look at their remaining free agent...

Maple Leafs Practice – Goalies Get Workout

It was a light day practice wise as the optional skate drew only a handful of players to the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence. Only Luca Caputi, Christian Hanson, Wayne Primeau, Garnet Exelby and Jeff...

Jolly January for Leafs Prospects

While the Maple Leafs struggled through a horrific 3-10-2 record to start the new year at the NHL level, many of the organization's top young prospects enjoyed a very productive month of January on...

What About the Kid?

Dion Phaneuf was far and away the biggest name exchanging teams in the Toronto-Calgary deal on Sunday morning, and as a result, young defenseman Keith Aulie may have gotten a little overlooked in the...

And You Want To Trade This Guy?

He glided down the ice, not showing any sort of intimidation despite the fact he was a little out of his element.  Like a veteran, he flew down the wing and fired a shot...

Check My Brain

No truer words ring out to the ears of the throng of fans and particularly management of the Leafs victory over the current GM's former organization. And it took Alice in Chains to create them. Cali,...

Training Camp Day2: Kadri Doesn’t Get an Audition

Leafs coach, Ron Wilson made it clear, Nazem Kadri will not be getting a nine-game audition this season, just to be sent down to the OHL London Knights. Answering questions in the media...

Q&A with Leafs’ Director of Amateur Scouting Dave Morrison

Thanks a lot to Mr. Morrison for taking the time out of a busy schedule to answer a few questions. Q: You joined the Leafs as an amateur scout in 2004 before being promoted to...

Draft Watch ’09: Part Three – Chatting up the Expert

For much of the year, scouts from NHL clubs and private scouting agencies scour the globe for the next generational talent, the next franchise player, and the next late round steal. On Draft weekend,...

A Year On: Draft Class of 2008

Rewind a year to Ottawa, when interim GM Cliff Fletcher was preparing to make his last great splash. Trading up to secure hard hitting blueliner Luke Schenn, a player unto which the Leafs hoped...

Maple Leafs at #23 in HF’s Organizational Rankings

Hockey's Future, the renowned hockey prospects website, announced their Spring Organizational Rankings today and the Toronto Maple Leafs found themselves in the bottom tier of the league at #23. The ranking is based on...

The CBA Explained: Waivers

Following some of the discussion surrounding the Matt Gilroy signing in NY, and specifically the one-way versus two-way contract debate, I thought I'd provide for you guys a look at how the NHL waiver...

Didomenico Ready To Shine

Toronto Maple Leafs’ prospect, Chris Didomenico (or Dido for short) is set to make his World Junior Hockey Championship debut this Friday as the team prepares for its first pre-tournament exhibition match against Team...

Picking apart Brian’s Brain: Key Quotes

Today was the long-awaited day when Brian Burke was finally introduced to the Toronto media and fanbase. Highlighted below are several important quotes that stuck out to me as I listened to Burke outline...

Pre-Game: Leafs and Penguins w/ Mike and Alec

From Micheal Aldred... The Toronto Maple Leafs will be watching Luke Schenn with intensity tonight as the rookie is ready to show the world what he can do against arguably the best in the world...
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