September 16 2015 12:30PM
As if their roster isn't already packed to the brim with middling talent, the Toronto Maple Leafs have three players signed to professional tryout offers (or PTOs) - Curtis Glencross, Brad Boyes and Devin Setoguchi.
All three have had varying degrees of success in the NHL, though Glencross and Boyes certainly have an edge. I could see either of them being useful players on the Leafs roster this season, and could turn out to be useful trade pieces come deadline day. That said, Toronto is very close to the 50-contract limit and none of these PTO players would offer any significant upgrade on what's already there.
So what would you do?
September 15 2015 04:07PM
Remember that time the Boston Bruins came back from way, way, way behind to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7? Of course you don't. You spent months trying to forget that. It pretty much never even happened, right?
Wrong. Here's Patrice Bergeron talking to our very own Steve Dangle about that exact time that the Boston Bruins came back from way, way, way behind and yadda yadda yadda...
September 15 2015 02:34PM
Though he was one of the Toronto Maple Leafs' best trade chips last season, I was still sad to see Daniel Winnik go. Signed to an extremely reasonable one-year, $1.3M deal last offseason, Winnik was one of those reliable and effective bottom six forwards that people don't actually hate. Most endearing was his underrated offensive pop, which helped him move up and down the lineup and post 25 points in 58 games.
September 11 2015 09:40PM
A lot of us have been expecting our fair share of disappointment and defeat as fans of the Toronto Maple Leafs this season, but I think we were probably expecting that from the main roster and not from the organization's top young players.
Ok, so - let's not get carried away. An opening night loss in a rookie tournament will probably be the least of the Leafs' worries this season. Still, Toronto traded one too many chances with the Ottawa Senators' rookie squad this evening, coming out on the wrong side of a 5-4 OT final score.
September 11 2015 01:53PM
The Leafs Rookie Tournament is upon us, and it will be the first time for many to catch their first glimpse of Toronto's top prospects and newcomers in action. It's not necessarily a world class competition, but it'll still be hella fun to watch some actual, for real hockey again.
With so many new faces that the Leafs have drafted, signed or traded for, there are an unprecedented number of great storylines to follow heading into this weekend's tournament. In this week's roundtable, we asked our writers which player (or players) they're most excited to see...