The Steve Dangle Podcast - Jun 9, 2015 - Heavens to Betsy

Steve Dangle
June 09 2015 01:21PM

On today's show, the Curious Case of Benjamin Bishop, the Final, Sheldon Keefe, and Leafs notes. Also a history lesson.

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First Round Targets: Evgeni Svechnikov

Bobby Cappuccino
June 09 2015 12:00PM

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For all the talk Lawson Crouse is getting as a top 10 selection in this year’s draft, there’s another winger in the CHL that is also big…but scores way more. His name is Evgeni Svechnikov. And he’s really good.

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Marner hoping Leafs' Hunter takes another chance on him

Angelo Montilla
June 09 2015 10:20AM

Two years ago, Mark Hunter took a gamble in the Ontario Hockey League draft by selecting an undersized Mitchell Marner in the opening round.

Marner was five-foot-six and 125 pounds soaking wet. Hunter, however, saw something in Marner, who finished second in OHL scoring this season with 44 goals and 126 points with the London Knights.

Fast-forward two years later, Marner is now hoping the Toronto Maple Leafs interim co-GM will take the same chance on him when the NHL Draft rolls around on June 26.

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Shanahan would prefer to have GM in place for next season

Ryan Fancey
June 09 2015 07:55AM

At this point it would be sort of shocking if the Leafs were able to hire a general manager prior to the upcoming draft. Instead they'll move along with Mark Hunter and Kyle Dubas leading the way, two who appear more than capable of raiding talent from the junior ranks. 

However, there are still major trades to be made and free agents to be signed at some point, so maybe another voice in the room is preferred, but it's tough to nail down a timeline according to Shanahan. 

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First Round Targets: Jeremy Roy

Justin Fisher
June 08 2015 06:31PM

There's a lot of high-scoring, skilled forwards that could be available when the Leafs select 24th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, so selling the idea of drafting a defender might be a difficult one. Still, there are a handful of blueliners who need to strongly considered, and Sherbrooke Phoenix assistant captain Jeremy Roy is one of them.

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