July 03 2014 01:37PM
Santorelli most recently played for the Canucks this past season, racking up 28 points in 49 games. Before that, he was a member of the Jets, Panthers, and Preds. He actually put up 20 goals and 21 assists in a full season with Florida in 2011, which I was totally unaware of until about 45 seconds ago.
Santorelli slots in to the Leafs' bottom six and will battle with Holland and newly-signed Kontiola for minutes in the middle. Likely one of these three guys will move to the wing, barring another move by Nonis this summer.
July 03 2014 10:30AM
It feels like David Legwand's name hasn't exactly been at the front of free agency rumors, but I guess it was only a matter of time before the former Wings and Preds' center was linked to the Leafs. According to Dreger the Leafs have put forth an offer to Legwand and are one of a few teams waiting on him to make a decision.
Dreger "the Leafs are one of the teams that have put in an offer on Legwand"— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) July 3, 2014
Dreger "I don't think the Leafs are eager to spend more than $4 m. In fact, I'm pretty sure they want to get him for less"— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) July 3, 2014
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 03 2014 08:36AM
It looks like Leo Komarov isn't the only KHL playing Finn to join the Toronto Maple Leafs this week. Looking to bolster their forward depth, the blue and white have signed Petri Kontiola to a one year contract.
Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 03 2014 06:09AM
It’s been a heck of a start to the offseason, hasn’t it? Teams have been coming out swinging, throwing about half a billion dollars at players in an attempt to make themselves better. The Leafs? Well, they’ve made some moves, but none of them have really been swing for the fences. Me? I’ve been half way across the country as everything shakes down. Here’s a few scattered thoughts.
July 02 2014 10:25PM
From the colours to the home and away jerseys to the finish in the bottom half of the Eastern Conference standings, the Mississauga Steeleads are doing their best to copy the Toronto Maple Leafs lately. That apparently includes taking their draft picks.
If you're a fan of general chaos, then I'd suggest paying a little bit more attention to the junior hockey ranks. The on-ice product is known for favouring offensive talent over defensive systems, but the chaos really comes to light off the ice. It may be the only league where a player's agent will rip a team for selecting the player first overall.