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.
June 04 2015 07:43PM
I give goal tenders a hard time. I have high expectations for any net minder. They spend the most time on the ice, they have a single job, one that requires extreme skill and focus, and they are the last line of defence. I believe strongly that to build a complete team you need to start at the net.
I come by this attitude honestly. I was raised in an era of not just good, but great goal tenders. I feel as though anyone with an eye on the job in the Leafs' crease better be worthy of wearing the blue and white. And clearly not all of them are.
So for today's #TBT I bring you to an amazing first-round playoff series between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Leafs. A goal tender's series.
The year was 1994. I was 12, and a young goaltender named Felix Potvin was 22. He had just finished his second season in the NHL with a 2.89 GAA record, proving to the world that not everyone succumbs to the sophomore slump, and he was about to take on Chicago Blackhawks' goal tender Ed Belfour.