Marlies Sign Five, And Other Thoughts On The Leafs' Minor League Depth

Shawn Reis
July 03 2015 12:33PM

The Leafs made some moves to shake up the big club on Wednesday, and today the Marlies followed suit.  The team has announced the signings of forwards Christopher Clapperton, Brett Findlay, and Patrick Watling, as well as defencemen Andrew Campbell and Brenden Miller.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
July 03 2015 06:30AM


We've got you covered with the best articles from the CRAZIEST week in hockey's off-season, check it all out in this week's Roundup.

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Mirtle: Leafs Turned Down Bozak Deal

Shawn Reis
July 02 2015 09:02PM

The Leafs traded Phil Kessel yesterday, which is a pretty big deal.  And although that figures to be the biggest trade the franchise will make for a very long time, they've got some more trades to come in the next little while if the team hopes to really shake up it's core.

One of the players many expect to be moved in the coming weeks and months is Tyler Bozak.  Bozak, of course, was the center for Phil Kessel for almost all of his six seasons in Toronto, and he's now the longest tenured Maple Leaf on the roster.

And while a Bozak trade may not come this off-season, it appears the Leafs have at least come close to pulling the trigger on a move involving the Leafs center in recent days.  According to The Globe and Mail's James Mirtle, the Leafs actually turned down a trade offer from another team that would have involved Bozak getting dealt.

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Phil Kessel: An Era Wasted

Steve Dangle
July 02 2015 05:38PM

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Six years.

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Maybe Kessel had to be traded for his own sake

Ryan Fancey
July 02 2015 03:48PM

Someone in the Leafs front office does not like Phil Kessel. It might be Shanahan. It might be Mark Hunter. It might be Kyle Dubas. It might be Mike Babcock. Perhaps even all four. But either way, the manner in which the Leafs' most-talented player was just sent out of town really had "we need to get rid of this guy, and fast" written all around it, and I'm not entirely sure why. There's a reason though, there just has to be. It all came about so quickly.

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