First Round Targets: Jeremy Roy

Justin Fisher
June 08 2015 06:31PM

There's a lot of high-scoring, skilled forwards that could be available when the Leafs select 24th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, so selling the idea of drafting a defender might be a difficult one. Still, there are a handful of blueliners who need to strongly considered, and Sherbrooke Phoenix assistant captain Jeremy Roy is one of them.

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Leafs Showing Interest in 2015 Draft Prospect Mikko Rantanen

Justin Fisher
June 07 2015 03:43PM

At this point, it appears as if the Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly "interested" in pretty much every projected first round prospect. 

According to a report in Finland's Ilta Sanomat, the Leafs invited draft eligible Mikko Rantanen to visit Toronto. More past the jump...

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This Week In #Content: June 7th, 2015

Justin Fisher
June 07 2015 11:08AM

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TLN's coverage of first round draft targets continued on this week with five more player profiles, along with a whole bunch of signings, trade rumours, free agent chatter and general jackassery. 

Missed some of it? Don't sweat it. It's time for This Week In #Content.

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Report: Teams Are Asking About Phil Kessel

Justin Fisher
June 06 2015 07:32PM

Like Elliotte Friedman, I'm going to be very careful about reporting this because things could get out of control very quickly.

According to Friedman on this evening's edition of Saturday Headlines, NHL clubs have already begun reaching out to the Toronto Maple Leafs to ask on the price of their star winger, Phil Kessel.

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Justin's NHL Draftbook (2014)

Justin Fisher
June 06 2015 09:43AM

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As some of you may know, last year I created and cleaned up a complete history of the NHL Entry Draft, from the original draft in 1963 in Montreal all the way up until 2013 in Philadelphia. I used this spreadsheet - what eventually became known as the 'Draftbook' - to study trends and track success in drafting. Mostly for fun, to be honest.

With the 2015 Draft set to take place later this month, I figured now is as good a time as any to update my Draftbook and include last year's 2014 Draft in Sunrise. 

This is long, long overdue, and I plan on updating it with the 2015 data set as soon as it's available. In the meantime though, I figure it will give some of my fellow writers, statisticians and fans something fun to poke around in, and maybe help generate some cool content leading up to the 2015 Draft.

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