September 05 2013 08:03AM
When I saw Josh Leivo come in at #7, I was pretty shocked. I had ranked him #2 overall, and #1 among Leafs forward prospects.
I still remember when Leivo was drafted in 2011. The Leafs picked him in the 3rd round, 86th overall, and the kid wasn't even ranked by NHL Central Scouting. He had a modest 13 goals and 17 assists for 30 points in 64 games in his draft year with Sudbury, but a strong second-half probably caught the Leafs' attention.
September 05 2013 07:38AM
The guys talk about all the Leafs' current issue (and there are many), Sean Avery, and Steve has a 5-way conversation with himself. Oh, and we're selling t-shirts now (click here to buy one)...OH, and we're giving away an XBOX 360 and you need to listen to have a chance to win it.
August 28 2013 08:52AM
Hometown: Elmhurst, IL
Size: 6'3, 205 lbs
2013 Team: Guelph Storm, Toronto Marlies
Acquired: Draft, 7th Round, 2011
We’ve ranked Garrett Sparks as the Leafs’ 13th-best prospect. So what? What does that even mean?
I know for me personally, Sparks changed places more times than any other Leafs prospect while I was making my ranking list. The main reason for that is because he’s a goalie, and he’s the only goalie who made the Top 20 list. Is Sparks a better goalie than Carter Ashton is a forward? What about Greg McKegg or Jerry D’Amigo? How about Matt Finn as a defenceman? That’s difficult to judge. I must have bumped Sparks up or down a spot 10 times before plunking him here at 13.
What we were able to agree on as a staff here at TheLeafsNation.com, is that Garret Sparks is the Leafs’ best goaltending prospect.
August 26 2013 09:07PM
Well that got out of hand...
The longest podcast so far, the guys touch on almost everything. Nazem Kadri's tweet at David Alter, Russian laws impacting the Olympics, autism, the mysterious Sens conspiracy, and hosting an unblocking party with Tyler Bozak and Phil Kessel.
Yes, this was all in the same show.
August 24 2013 10:32PM
David Alter, the Leafs and NHL reporter for Sportsnet 590 the Fan, reported what Nazem Kadri's camp is allegedly asking for in ongoing contract negotiations with the Leafs. Nazem Kadri responded...negatively. Before I get into what I think, here's how the conversation went.