June 05 2015 02:24PM
Saint John Sea Dog Jakub Zboril is the kind of player who looks like he might be falling right in the Leafs' wheelhouse.
When looking at the current Leafs' roster, it's clear from this and upcoming drafts that they need forwards, defense, and according to one Justin Fisher, probably a goaltender.
While it's typically easier to project scoring forwards than defencemen, it doesn't make them any less vital to draft. And unless the Leafs take Noah Hanafin, 4th overall, they could see themselves looking at a defenseman once the 24th pick rolls around.
June 05 2015 10:31AM
Almost as exciting as the draft itself is the release of Bob McKenzie's final draft rankings. While the list is far from the definitive ranking of talent, it is unquestionably the best insight into how NHL teams view the players in the draft class. Bob's track record for being able to identify the top 30 is the best in the biz, and gives us a more definitive group to debate.
June 05 2015 07:26AM
The changes just keep on rolling in for the Leafs this offseason, as it's been reported this morning Steve Staios will leave his post as the team's Manager of Player Development to become the President of the OHL's Hamilton Bulldogs. Scott Pellerin, formerly Staios' assistant, will be promoted to Director of Player Development.
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June 05 2015 06:45AM
Phil Kessel trade destinations, Canucks Markstrom NHL ready, Eddie Lack on the move, who will take Dennis Wideman off Flames hands, learning from Oilers player development, Connor McDavid, Canadian dollars's impact on salary cap, free agent class of 2015, draft prospect profiles and more in this week's Roundup.
June 04 2015 09:00PM
Today on the show the guys talk about game one, Steve complains about the Leafs drafting history, and Jesse's god Lana Del Rey.