On the goaltender radar: Roberto Luongo

Cam Charron
June 04 2012 09:49AM

So the talk in this town for the last week or so has been about Roberto Luongo, or more specifically, Roberto Luongo joining the Toronto Maple Leafs.

While Luongo is a very good goaltender who was one of the best in the league last season, it's a move that doesn't make a lot of sense for Toronto, despite how badly the team need a goaltender in the short-term. The problem is that they also need cap space in the long term, and investing a lot of money in a goaltender on the wrong side of 30 is probably not the best thing Brian Burke could do at this point, even if funds were moved the other way.

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Leafs Nation Podcast: I Hear Leafs News!

JP Nikota
June 03 2012 08:07PM


Usually, as the NHL playoffs wind down, Leafs-related news tends to dry up. Fortunately for us, the Toronto Marlies have stepped up to fill the void, and are now in the finals for the Calder Cup, giving us several storylines to follow.

Follow me over the jump for Marlies chatter and more.

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Q & A with Leafs prospect Greg McKegg

Andrey Osadchenko
June 03 2012 01:46PM

During the 2012 MasterCard Memorial Cup, Leafs Nation's Andrey Osadchenko was able to catch up with Leafs prospect Greg McKegg of the London Knights. McKegg was selected in the 3rd round of the 2010 draft as a member of the Erie Otters. He was traded to London in the middle of the 2012 season and was part of the team that won the OHL Championship.

- How much do you think you role has changed in London comparing to Erie where you were the captain?

- A little bit, I guess. But I still think I brought some of the same qualities over. Obviously in Erie I was more of a goal-scorer. Especially, this season because the team was so young. Then I came here and the team was so deep. It changed a bit but I still brought some of the same qualities over.

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Nation Radio - June 2, 2012

June 03 2012 12:19PM

Mikhail Grigorenko at the NHL Draft Combine late last week.
Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press

The NHL Draft is rapidly approaching, and with the top-prospects in Toronto for the Draft Combine last week, excitement about the event is beginning to crest (especially in Edmonton). Between the upcoming draft, the hiring of Bob Hartley in Calgary, and the Oilers continued search for a head-coach: there were plenty of topics to discuss. Also, there's some meaningful hockey being played apparently, and something called "the Stanley Cup Final" gets a fair bit of air-time as well.

Joining Allan this week were Terry Jones, Jason Gregor, Jonathan Willis, Timo Seppa and Kent Wilson.

This is Nation Radio.

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Calder Cup Finals: Toronto Marlies - Norfolk Admirals series preview

Andrey Osadchenko
June 01 2012 03:09PM

Having won 11 Calder Cup playoff games out of 13 the Toronto Marlies moved to their final series of the season where their opponent is going to be the Norfolk Admirals, who have a 11-3 record in the playoffs.
Norfolk has topped the AHL in the regular season with 113 points (55-18-1-2), while the Marlies were first in the North Division with 96 points (44-24-5-3). Dallas Eakins’ team has won 23 games of its last 29 overall. They also led the league in goals against and have allowed 1 or less goals in 7 post-season games, despite being outshot by their opponents 7-0.

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