September 01 2014 07:54AM
Now that Gunnarsson is gone it’s time to make way for the next Leafs Swedish defenseman. While that’s more likely to be Granberg in the short term, and Loov could be the better long term option, there’s some really interesting middle ground with Tom Nilsson. Nilsson ranked 16th in our voting last year , and has now skyrocketed up to 13th based largely on one writer's belief that he might be the second best defensive prospect to make a significant impact (Hint: I’m that jackass).
August 29 2014 07:47AM
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.
August 28 2014 10:26AM
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.
April 14 2014 06:09PM
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.
September 06 2013 12:36PM