March 29 2016 10:17AM
Last night, news broke that Nashville Predators prospect Jimmy Vesey was going to run out the clock on his contract rights and refrain from signing with the team, opting to become an unrestricted free agent as soon as he's eligible to on August 15th. We talked about the possibility of Toronto being involved, but we never quite brought it into the "why" component of the equation. Let's talk about that for a bit, shall we?
March 29 2016 06:57AM
As you've likely heard, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed 22-year old netminder Kasimir Kaskisuo to a two-year entry-level contract yesterday. The 6'3 Finnish backstopper recently wrapped up his NCAA career with the University of Minnesota Duluth and will join the Toronto Marlies on an amateur tryout contract before his actual contract kicks in at the beginning of next season.
While Kaskisuo's numbers aren't earth shattering, while he went undrafted four years ago and while he isn't even considered the top free agent goaltending prospect coming out of the college hockey ranks this year, it's still a good addition for a Leafs organization that is greatly lacking in goaltending depth. That said, there's still a lot of work to be done.
March 28 2016 08:57PM
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Before there were hot streaks, there were games like these. Games where the Toronto Maple Leafs seemed so totally in control of the flow but had zero ability to shape the result. For an organization looking to add another blue-chip prospect, those games are the best; they show that your team is capable of doing good things, but prevent you from having your lottery odds diminished. Even still, a 3-0 shutout is a rough way to get that result and exactly the path that the Leafs took tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
March 28 2016 07:28PM
After months of speculation, the plot has officially thickened in regards to oft-speculated about prospect Jimmy Vesey. The former Nashville Predators prospect has decided to opt for unrestricted free agency in August, making him available to the other 29 teams in the National Hockey League.
March 28 2016 04:16PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs have added to their goaltending depth today, signing college free agent Kasimir Kaskisuo to a two-year contract.