September 16 2015 12:30PM
As if their roster isn't already packed to the brim with middling talent, the Toronto Maple Leafs have three players signed to professional tryout offers (or PTOs) - Curtis Glencross, Brad Boyes and Devin Setoguchi.
All three have had varying degrees of success in the NHL, though Glencross and Boyes certainly have an edge. I could see either of them being useful players on the Leafs roster this season, and could turn out to be useful trade pieces come deadline day. That said, Toronto is very close to the 50-contract limit and none of these PTO players would offer any significant upgrade on what's already there.
So what would you do?
September 16 2015 09:57AM
Before he accepted a PTO with the Toronto Maple Leafs, I'll admit - I wasn't a Curtis Glencross 'fan', per se, but I also didn't hate his game. I actually found that to be quite a good PTO to offer, and was willing to hop on the Glencross bandwagon if he did manage to spin this upcoming season of straw into gold.
It seemed surprising that the Leafs, who are trying to rebuild, would add players with significant value, though.
I mean, come on. Auston Matthews. #TankForMatthews2016 is a thing, right?
September 15 2015 09:39PM
On this episode, David Alter finally comes back to talk about his job with the Leafs, the past, future, and Mike Babcock.
September 15 2015 04:07PM
Remember that time the Boston Bruins came back from way, way, way behind to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7? Of course you don't. You spent months trying to forget that. It pretty much never even happened, right?
Wrong. Here's Patrice Bergeron talking to our very own Steve Dangle about that exact time that the Boston Bruins came back from way, way, way behind and yadda yadda yadda...
September 15 2015 02:34PM
Though he was one of the Toronto Maple Leafs' best trade chips last season, I was still sad to see Daniel Winnik go. Signed to an extremely reasonable one-year, $1.3M deal last offseason, Winnik was one of those reliable and effective bottom six forwards that people don't actually hate. Most endearing was his underrated offensive pop, which helped him move up and down the lineup and post 25 points in 58 games.