July 01 2014 11:34AM
Toronto's loss is Calgary's gain as Mason Raymond signs with the Flames.
Since this deal involves two Nation Network teams, here's the deal from both perspectives with input from myself and Kent Wilson.
June 30 2014 04:53PM
It appears that Dave Morrison, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Director of Amateur Scouting, has pleasantly surprised a good number of his critics.
While a few of the newest Leafs certainly possess size and strength, each one of them has a developing offensive game that the organization’s prospect pool certainly lacked. With all due respect to Connor Brown, Andreas Johnson, and Carter Verhaeghe, offensive skill was an area that the Leafs sorely needed to improve upon.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 30 2014 11:26AM
Unrestricted free agents officially hit the market in 23 hours. They've been able to speak to other teams for the past few days, but players can officially skip out of their respective towns faster than you can say Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (who coincidentally, is not a UFA). The Leafs could be walking away from a pile of players tomorrow. But should they be trying to make some last second pushes?
June 30 2014 11:15AM
If you've ever watched my videos or listened to my podcast, you know I'm a pretty excitable guy. When I feel a certain way about sometime, I'm not exactly one for subtlety. A month months ago I had an idea for a piece where I wanted to talk about how the Leafs were absolutely nuts for even considering moving forward without Nikolai Kulemin.
Perspective is a very key thing though. I'm confident in the opinions I have, but when I'm not sure I'm totally right I don't like to pretend that I am. I called up pro scout Gus Katsaros (give that guy a follow), and we had a long discussion about the man I call the Magnitogorsk Mule.
Rather than write what I had originally planned, I'm posting the full transcribed discussion with Gus. After all, this seems like it'll be Kulemin's last day as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs if all reports are correct. So Leafs fans, read this to see who the Leafs are losing and how they replace him, and Penguins fans if you're here, here's the guy you'll probably be watching next season if the rumours are true.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 30 2014 10:31AM
In a move that frees up some much needed cap space in the final hours before free agency, the Toronto Maple Leafs have bought out the contract of Tim Gleason. It's a regular buyout that will count towards the Salary Cap for four more years.