Jonathan Bernier assigned to Marlies on Conditioning Stint

Jeff Veillette
December 02 2015 10:03AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltending controversy has hit a shocking twist, as their highest paid goaltender, Jonathan Bernier, is being sent to the American Hockey League on a conditioning stint.

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Swedish newspaper reports Nylander likely to play in World Juniors

Ryan Fancey
December 02 2015 07:42AM

Some fun prospect news to toss along this morning, as it looks like we might see William Nylander suit up for the Swedish junior national team over the holidays.

Nylander and Marner head-to-head? Good heavens.

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Bernier to waivers is unlikely, but would it be so bad?

Ryan Fancey
December 02 2015 06:51AM

There's been a lot of focus on the Leafs' goaltending for a while now, as it's easily the most interesting storyline following the team over the last month or so. But in the immediate aftermath of a Garret Sparks shutout on Monday, and Mike Babcock essentially saying Jonathan Bernier would be the third choice among his netminders going into the team's next game, the whole situation has been amplified and we're now left wondering "What is going to happen with Bernier going forward?"

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Dec 1, 2015 - Condon-sation

Steve Dangle
December 01 2015 10:01PM

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On this episode, the guys talk about Sparks Mania, the ASG Plot, and Ottawa's stupid football team.

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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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