June 07 2016 01:57PM
This draft season brings a lot of questions for the Maple Leafs. With 12 draft selections at their disposal currently, and the potential to add more, there are a plethora of options for them at this draft.
It's widely noted that one of the organization's biggest areas of weakness is goaltending, both in terms of roster positions and in prospect depth. Our own Ryan Fancey wrote this piece on Carter Hart last week, and I thought it would be best to go a little deeper into the potential goaltender draftees. Scouring the CHL, Europe, Russia, and College hockey leagues, I've come up with several names that the Leafs might look at to bolster their prospect depth at goaltender.
June 07 2016 10:00AM
Though hockey fans typically enjoy forwards of the flashier variety, for pure entertainment sake, two-way and defensive-minded forwards are crucial to the successful functioning of a good team.
In our next #AfterAuston profile, we will examine a player whose skill set, size and style of play allows him to do exactly that. Today, we will be profiling Brett Howden, centre for the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors.
June 07 2016 07:00AM
Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com
According to a report from the Toronto Sun's Lance Hornby, Toronto Marlies defenceman TJ Brennan has been offered a contract by a mystery team in the Kontinental Hockey League for next season. Hearing such news isn't incredibly shocking, given his success, but it's still something that the team will have to address in some way, shape, or form.
It's generally accepted that competing with the KHL's big chequebooks for "AAAA Talent" is a losing battle. But it doesn't have to be if the team does it properly.
June 06 2016 03:56PM
Today we profile 5"10' Kelowna Rockets C/W Dillon Dube, a player skilled both offensively and defensively. Likelier to be drafted in the second round than the first, let's take a look both at Dube's game and Dube's numbers in an attempt to figure out whether he'd be a good player for the organization to take.
June 06 2016 01:06PM
Hey! I'm not dead, no matter what my Twitter timeline might lead you to believe. This offseason is just too fun to escape, and will only get more fun in the coming weeks. With that in mind, I reached back into the mailbag and grabbed a few of your questions from the past week. Let's begin!