TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #16 Dominic Toninato

Jon Steitzer
August 29 2014 07:47AM

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What can be said about Dominic Toninato that explains why we think that he’s the 16th best prospect in the Maple Leafs organization? Last year we had the excitement of him being above a point per game in the USHL which was good enough to put him 15th in our rankings. He looked to be following a path similar to Tony Cameranesi, in fact, his USHL numbers were better than Cameranesi’s, and he’s bigger. Both are fast Minnesotan kids attending University of Minnesota Duluth, their paths are similar so their rankings often are too.

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Fighting for Pro Hockey Gigs: Leafs announce Rookie Tournament Roster

Jon Steitzer
August 28 2014 10:26AM

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Today the Leafs have released the 2014 Rookie Tournament Roster and Schedule. For the most part this is exciting because the end of this tournament marks the beginning of training camp, but it also gives a few prospects a chance to earn an extended look at training camp, potentially the unsigned/undrafted guys can make a case for AHL deals, or getting selected in the next draft, and the tournament hockey is much better than the pointless scrimmages of development camp.

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If the HFBoards Ran the Leafs

Jon Steitzer
April 14 2014 06:09PM

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Coming off a historic collapse, and missing the playoffs for the 8th time in 9 years it seems reasonable that the Leafs are badly in need of change. The Shanahan hiring is a good start, and we hope Carlyle will soon be shown the door, leaving us with two birds left. The General Manager and Assistant GM team, and the players themselves. I've decided to take the two birds with one stone approach and today we're going to hand the GM duties over to the HFBoards and let them rebuild the roster. 

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 5 - Matt Finn

Jon Steitzer
September 06 2013 12:36PM

 
Name: Matt Finn
Position: Defense   
Hometown: Good ol’ Taranna boy
Size: 6’0, 199lbs.
2013 Team: Guelph Storm (OHL)
Acquired: Drafted, 2nd Round, 35th Overall in 2012
 
As much as I instantly question the logic behind every single first round pick the Leafs make (yes including Morgan Rielly), the past few years have provided me with a universal love of the teams second round picks. Really I’m only talking about two players because Kenny Ryan in 2009 was questionable and the Leafs have traded their second round pick away in 2011 and 2013, but man do I sure like Brad Ross and to an even greater extent Matt Finn.

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 14- Brad Ross

Jon Steitzer
August 27 2013 07:56AM

 

 

Name: Bradley Ross Rad Boss
Position: Left Wing
Hometown: Lethbridge, Alberta
Size: 6'1, 183lbs
2013 Team: Toronto Marlies, Idaho Steelheads
Acquired: Draft, 2nd Round, 2010

If you asked me a year ago where I’d rank Rad Boss I probably would have placed him a lot higher than 18th spot I personally ranked him at. Putting aside his WHL production, which 42 goals, 82 points in 68 games is damned impressive, I would have been thrilled about his willingness to play the game over the line and his ability to at least function as a supporting cast member in the top six. I’d ignore his 42 goals and instead focus on his 163 PIMs. I’d celebrate his suspension history that even Raffi Torres might find a bit excessive. I was a fan of Brad Ross agitator.

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