On Harvard's Jimmy Vesey, who everyone thinks will sign with the Maple Leafs

Thomas Drance
December 01 2015 02:54PM

Nashville Predators prospect Jimmy Vesey is lighting it up for the Harvard Crimson.

The 22-year-old senior forward was a third-round pick of the Predators back in 2012 and with 14 points in just eight games this season, he currently leads all NCAA skaters in goals per game. 

For the Predators, it's gut check time with Vesey. Because of Article 8.6(c)(iv) of the NHL/NHLPA collective bargaining agreement (CBA), Vesey can withdraw from school following his senior season, but before graduation, and become an unrestricted free agent in August 15. It's widely believed that he'll do so, and the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to have an inside track on signing the highly regarded senior winger since they drafted Jimmy's brother Nolan Vesey back in 2014 and also hired his father to be a scout for the organization.

How good is Vesey, and how big a coup would it be for the club if they managed to sign him?

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LFR9 - Game 24 - Sparkles - Edm 0, Tor 3

Steve Dangle
December 01 2015 02:08PM

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The AllSpark is born.

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Garret Sparks named AHL Goaltender of the Month for November

Jeff Veillette
December 01 2015 01:39PM

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Garret Sparks may have been the story of last night's Leafs game, but he's been making waves for quite some time before his NHL debut. For example, did you know that he spent the entirety of November ripping up the league below? The American Hockey League noticed, and today declared him their Goaltender of the Month for November.

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Joffrey Lupul placed on IR, Rich Clune called up

Jeff Veillette
December 01 2015 12:23PM

It looks like Joffrey Lupul's nagging ailment needs a little moe than temporary rest. At least, that's what today's roster decisions would have you believe, as the Toronto Maple Leafs have placed him on injured reserve for the duration of their Western Conference road trip. To fill the void, they've also called up Richard Clune from the Toronto Marlies.

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Mitchell Marner, Travis Dermott Named to Canada's WJC Selection Camp Roster

Cat Silverman
December 01 2015 10:30AM

After watching William Nylander wow the crowds for Team Sweden at the 2015 World Junior Championship - and battling mixed feels over the chemistry of Max Domi and Anthony Duclair for Team Canada, as neither truly benefit us in the long run - Leafs fans are long overdue for their World Juniors superstar to take home a gold medal. 

After the unfairness of watching Connor Brown get snubbed by Team Canada in 2014, after watching Morgan Rielly fail to take home gold in 2013, after watching Freddie Gauthier only register one assist at last year's games... it's about time Toronto has a real shot of watching a prospect blow the world away. 

This year? They'll get to hopefully watch two. 

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