April 19 2016 04:46PM
Does the name sound familiar? It should.
As you've probably heard about a million times by now, Mississauga Steelhead winger Alex Nylander is the brother of current Toronto Maple Leaf centre William Nylander. For sentimental fans, that alone is enough of a reason to draft the younger Nylander, but truth be told he could very well be the best player available when it's the Leafs' turn to pick this summer.
April 18 2016 08:32AM
By now you should know the drill - we're going through the entire Leafs roster from this past season, breaking down their contributions, and trying to figure out what their future looks like in Toronto. We've also developed a super complex rating systems for the occasion. That's right - Canucks Army isn't the only Nations website that knows how to develop proprietary algorithms and number things. Nerds.
And hey, if you're unsure how the Kyle Dubas Head Ranking System works, don't worry. We're working on a 28-page guide to cover all of the details. We'll release it eventually. Or not.
April 13 2016 06:24AM
Last place finishes normally mean that somewhere along the way, a hockey club's season went horribly wrong - fans grow frustrated, coaches and executives are let go, and players are sent packing. The Leafs, though? Despite a 30th overall finish, this season really couldn't have gone any better. Mike Babcock got some great play out of his young core players, while Lou Lamoriello turned veterans into future assets and the club itself earned the best odds at winning the upcoming NHL Draft Lottery and the opportunity to draft Auston Matthews.
That doesn't mean that the current roster doesn't require a full review, though. Over the next couple weeks, we'll take a closer look at the 2015-16 Maple Leafs roster, judge their performances, and make a decision on their future with the Blue and White.
And yes - of course we developed an advanced and proprietary ranking system. You'll see.
April 13 2016 05:19AM
As if there was any doubt, CSKA GM Sergei Fedorov has pretty much confirmed that Russian defenceman Nikita Zaitsev will be moving on from the KHL and joining the Toronto Maple Leafs this offseason.
April 11 2016 08:03PM
Despite team president Brendan Shanahan remaining mum on the situation in radio appearances earlier today, TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting that the Leafs have in fact begun contract extension talks with Morgan Rielly.