Maple Leafs Announce Rookie Tournament Roster and Dates

Jon Steitzer
August 06 2015 11:10AM

It's one of those rare pieces of news that trickles out of the Leafs in August, but the official roster and game dates (all in London) have been confirmed by the organization.

The will fall on Sept 11-13, and will be against Ottawa, Montreal, and Pittsburgh in that order. More on the roster after the jump...

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WWYDW: Second Buyout Window

Jon Steitzer
August 05 2015 11:00AM


Now that the Leafs have gone through the arbitration process with Jonathan Bernier they've earned the opportunity to utilize a second buyout window this summer. The fact that the Leafs made it through the first one without taking any action probably means we can expect the same thing this go around. The Leafs are presently sitting pretty when it comes to cap space, they have a little bit of wiggle room on players contracts still being available, thanks to the entry level slide rule. And they've already got the Gleason buyout as well as salary retained from Gunnarsson and Kessel floating around the organization as dead cap space that may deter them from adding more. 

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Mocking Arbitration: The Jonathan Bernier Hearing

Jon Steitzer
July 28 2015 02:48PM


Friday is the day that arbitration enthusiasts have long waited for, the arbitration of Jonathan Bernier. This may seem like something destined to be settled hours before it starts. It may seem like an event destined to disappoint as an unknowing arbitrator decides to split the difference and award a one year at the obvious compromise point. Fair enough, but the arbitration is interesting and different for a few reasons...

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In a Shocking Turn of Events the Leafs Sign Their Top Draft Pick, Mitch Marner, to an Entry Level Contract

Jon Steitzer
July 28 2015 09:59AM

Ring the church bells, send the smoke up through the chimney of the ACC, the Leafs have signed the next saviour of the franchise. 

This was something that seemed inevitable, but when Travis Dermott signed before Marner there was a hilarious panic through a small section of Leafs Nation that looks even more unwarranted today.

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UPDATE: Report is wrong, Bracco to Attend Boston College

Jon Steitzer
July 24 2015 01:59PM

A significant update/correction:

Originally Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch tweeted out that it appeared almost certain that Jeremy Bracco would be joining the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. As you can see from the tweet above, Bracco is committed to attending Boston College.

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