How has an organizational shift changed the Leafs prospect camp?

Bobby Cappuccino
July 08 2015 07:11PM

When an organization like the Leafs undergoes a major overhaul from top to bottom, there are big headlines that come with it. The hiring of future management superstar Kyle Dubas. The hiring of one of the best coaches in hockey. Having an exceptional, potentially franchise-altering draft. Trading your best player to change the culture. 

Those are the things that create good PR, that signal to most fans that change is occurring, and it’s for the better. But franchise and culture shock doesn’t stop there. It continues throughout every facet of the organization. 

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Jul 7, 2015 - Friedgecast

Steve Dangle
July 07 2015 09:27PM

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On this episode, Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman joins the show to discuss all things hockey, fights with Don Cherry, Mike Babcock, and making it in sports media.

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A Glimpse at the Offensive Numbers of Travis Dermott

Jon Steitzer
July 07 2015 03:13PM

It's been almost a couple of weeks since the draft, and there is little question that it went remarkably well for the Maple Leafs. From the first round right through to the seventh there wasn't a shortage of players drafted with the potential to be a high end player for Toronto. 

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Mike Babcock expects Nazem Kadri to be an 'elite player'

Angelo Montilla
July 07 2015 12:50PM

The ball is in Nazem Kadri's court now.

After a disappointing season, the embattled Maple Leafs forward is getting a fresh start after signing a one-year contract with the club over the weekend. 

No pressure right, Nazem? Not so fast.

During the Maple Leafs' hockey school for minor players on Monday, head coach Mike Babcock told media he expects Kadri to be an "elite player" next season.

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Embracing the Kessel Trade

Jon Steitzer
July 06 2015 12:40PM

I’ve had the privilege of being too busy over the past few days to have the opportunity to witness the constant outrage over the Kessel trade on twitter and various other places online. Part of me hoped that all the dirt kicking would stop, but childish articles from Steve Simmons seemed to pour more gas on the fire. (Note: Why the hell does anyone still read or care about Simmons?)

Anyways, I thought I’d weigh in with my very simplistic view on why I support the Kessel trade, and believe it had to happen now, and why it’s time to move past it. (Fun Fact: You can still like Phil Kessel on the Penguins. I like Malkin, he plays on the Penguins. I hate the team, but he’s sure nice. I think I’ll do the same with Phil.)

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