The Steve Dangle Podcast - Jun 28, 2016 - Draft Schmaft

Steve Dangle
June 28 2016 10:40PM

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On this episode, Justin Fisher fills in for newly-engaged Adam to talk about the draft, Chris Johnston calls in to talk Leafs and free agents, we laugh at the Canucks again, and dream about actually being good at sports.

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Kerby Rychel trade, Leafs RFAs

Steve Dangle
June 28 2016 10:38PM

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A lack of Leafs news? NEVER! They traded for Kerby Rychel and made some decisions on all nine of their remaining restricted free agents. Here's my take on all of it.

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The Leafs' Organizational Depth Chart, as of today

Jeff Veillette
June 28 2016 02:29PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a lot of moves over the past few days, weeks, months... okay, this organization has been in constant churn since sometime last season. With that considered, I figured that it would make sense to organize the mess into something a bit easier to consume.

Note that all lists are sorted by age, rather than any form of actual rankings.

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There won't be a backup plan if Leafs miss on Stamkos

Ryan Fancey
June 28 2016 11:00AM

In three days, we'll likely see the whole Stamkos Saga (or #StamkosWatch, or whatever you want to call it) come to an end. The window for teams to talk to the one-time 60-goal-scorer got underway just hours after Toronto drafted Auston Matthews this past weekend, and you can bet that by now he has a good idea of what kind of money and situation he'll be signing on for when free agency opens officially on Friday.

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Why the "Stamkos Tax" may actually be in Toronto's favour

Jeff Veillette
June 28 2016 08:30AM

Today is June 28th. Steven Stamkos is just 73 hours away from being able to sign with another NHL team, which, if the gossip holds, may very well be the Toronto Maple Leafs. But the debates continue to rage about where else he could head. Will he take the Buffalo Sabres' likely massive offer? Will he take the winning past of the Detroit Red Wings? Will he be another New York Rangers victim of July? 

Many feel he'll end up staying in Tampa Bay. You'd think he'd have signed at this point if that were the case, but most feel that he'll give in due to their silver bullet; their tax benefit. But what if I told you that there's a good chance that the benefit doesn't actually exist?

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