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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.
June 04 2015 04:50PM
According to an article from the Denver Post, the Leafs are among three teams looking at acquiring the services of Derek Ryan, an American-born player who spent last season in the Swedish Hockey League (SHL).
June 04 2015 03:29PM
After months of speculation and occasional fan panic, the Toronto Maple Leafs have delighted prospect enthusiasts everywhere by finally signing Swedish prospect Andreas Johnson to a three-year, entry-level contract.