June 14 2016 07:00AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs finished the 2015-16 NHL season without a clear #1 goalie in the organisation. Over the past few years, Jonathan Bernier has failed to live up to the lofty expectations set for him by the management team that acquired him, while James Reimer was traded to San Jose for a draft pick. Garret Sparks put up impressive numbers in the AHL, but wasn't able to replicate that success in his first major NHL stint. So it seems quite likely that the Leafs are going to look outside the organisation for at least one NHL goalie this summer.
Over the weekend, Jeff Veillette argued that the Leafs should just run Jonathan Bernier again next season, and it wasn't that long ago that I also wrote about how Bernier could still be an NHL starter. That's certainly one option. But if the Leafs do look to bring another goalie in, who might they target?
June 13 2016 10:05PM
This mailbag is a bit on the later side, but that's because another sport has put me in complete and total disbelief for the past seven hours. Seriously, I had zero confidence in the Italians to do anything today, even as a devoted and biased fan of the Azzurri, but to beat Belgium by TWO?! What a time to be alive? The cross on the Pelle goal, in particular, was a work of art.
But that has nothing to do with the Leafs. These mailbag questions, on the other hand...
June 13 2016 08:31PM
On this episode, the guys talk about Phil Kessel and the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the Stanley Cup, the offseason, the biggest "OH YEAH?!?" of all-time, and more.
June 13 2016 01:40PM
With the Penguins taking down the Cup yesterday evening, the Leafs' picks for this month's draft have finally been locked in. And with that, we can do more to look at how they might turn out.
One of the easiest things to do is simply look back and see how those selections have turned out over the last number of years. We've dug into some more in-depth things like pick valuations and specific prospects who might fall within the team's grasp over the last few weeks, but this is more so just a fun exercise to get an idea of how picks have turned out at these points in the draft, and perhaps have a little laugh (or cry) at some big whiffs.
June 13 2016 10:27AM
A name I've heard used in comparison to Fox is Shayne Ghostisbehere. While comparing Fox to Calder nominee Ghostisbehere may be a bit of an overshot, Fox's elite offensive skill is at least worthy of a conversation.
In our next #AfterAuston draft profile, we will be taking a look at Adam Fox, and whether or not he should be of interest to the Leafs.