August 04 2016 10:17AM
It was announced yesterday that the OHL's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds hired Leafs and Marlies video coach Ryan Ward as an Assistant Coach.
Ward has served as a video coach for both the Maple Leafs and Marlies over the past two seasons, working with the likes of Mike Babcock, Gord Dineen, and Sheldon Keefe.
August 03 2016 09:03PM
I wrote a deep dive about the Leafs' July efforts and while most people got the core point, there were a few debates over specific nuances. Eventually, that derailed into an argument about Matt Martin.
August 03 2016 10:41AM
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Alex Novet recently did some interesting work building off of Corey Sznajder's ambitious (and awesome) zone entry project from the 2013-2014 season. Today, I'm going to take a Leafs-centric look at what Alex came up with last month.
August 03 2016 07:40AM
Near the end of the season, on my personal Blogspot Leafs From Rivers, I kicked off a series of posts discussing predictions of how the Leafs would settle with their restricted free agents (RFAs). Now that all of them have signed contracts, I wanted to take some time to review how I did.
Unfortunately, I wasn't able to complete posts in time on Joshua Leivo and Morgan Rielly, so they are absent from this list. The way I structured each post was I gave an optimistic, realistic, and pessimistic outlook on how the situation might settle, in order to make it feel less "crystal ball"-ish. All the individual posts are linked below so if you're looking for some detail on where I got the numbers, or if you want my take on quick player analyses on each of those players, please take a look.
August 02 2016 05:51PM