August 16 2013 07:51PM
It's Summer, and that means that The Leafs Nation Staff is completely clueless as to what we should write about. Bozak isn't very good, Bernier wasn't necessary, Nonis is the Demon Prince of Poor Sports Management... We've covered it all, and now we're sad and lethargic and out of ideas.
Naturally, that makes it as good a time as any to talk prospects, and the entire TLN staff has cast their votes for our very first (and possibly last) TLN Top 20 Leafs Prospects feature.
- Cam Charron, Steve Dangle, Ryan Fancey, Jon Steitzer, Jeffrey Veillette, Emily G, special guest Mark Edwards of HockeyProspect.com, and Justin Fisher (yours truly) have all cast votes for their top twenty Leafs prospects.
- We didn't define what a 'prospect' is. We considered age, skill, professional experience, and referred to our common senses. Amazingly, we were all pretty much on the same page.
- Each writer defined their own criteria for their rankings. We considered age, skill, experience, potential, and the likelihood of reaching that potential... and referred to our common senses.
- We'll be kicking off this feature on Sunday with an 'Honourable Mentions' piece, then post one new player every weekday until we crown our top youngster in a month's time. Don't worry, it won't be me all month - you'll be getting prospect profiles from pretty much the entire team here.
- Our list is bang-on, and no matter what else you read on any other site on the internet, we're right and we'll always be right. Na na na boo boo, stick your head in doo doo.
See you Sunday!
July 04 2013 08:21PM
Earlier today, the Toronto Maple Leafs announced the full roster for their upcoming Prospect Camp, comprised of 18 forwards, 12 defencemen, and four goaltenders.
July 03 2013 11:21AM
Les Remparts optent pour Fabrice Herzog, un ailier droit— Remparts de Québec (@quebec_remparts) July 3, 2013
One of the Leafs’ latest draft picks, Swiss winger Fabrice Herzog, has been selected by the Quebec Remparts in the first round, 42nd overall of the CHL Import Draft.
Herzog, a 5th round pick of the Leafs in Sunday’s NHL Entry Draft, scored 28 goals and 45 points in 32 games with EV Zug’s U20 club this past season. He added two goals and two assists in 20 games with the Men’s team.
Following the NHL Draft, Leafs GM Dave Nonis implied that Herzog may come to North American to continue his hockey career as early as this coming season.
In Quebec, Herzog would join a talented forward group stocked with several 2013 draft picks, including Adam Erne (Tampa Bay), Nick Sorensen (Anaheim), and Anthony Duclair (New York Rangers).
July 01 2013 02:21PM
With their final selection of the day, the Toronto Maple Leafs took Swedish winger Andreas Johnson in the seventh round, 202nd overall.
"He's a skilled, strong winger. Not tall, but he's got a thicker build. Very intelligent and skilled… We wanted to take a chance on that skill," Dave Morrisson told reporters of the Johnson pick following the draft.
July 01 2013 12:46PM
Adding some depth at the goaltending position, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected P.E.I. Rocket netminder Antoine Bibeau with their sixth round pick, 172nd overall.