October 28 2015 03:18PM
If you asked me in the preseason which Leaf I figured I would be writing off first, I probably would have said Richard Panik. If you asked me for a second name, I probably would have said Peter Holland.
I have to say that no that the Leafs are essentially one tenth of the way through the season, I am now singing a different tune on Peter Holland, and am I now beginning to think he is being underutilized.
October 28 2015 07:37AM
Some pretty substantial prospect news to pass along this morning, as it looks like Jeremy Bracco will be leaving his NCAA club Boston College to head north and join the OHL. The Kitchener Rangers hold Bracco's rights, and there had been a lot of speculation about this type of move all summer after the Leafs took him late in the second round of the draft. But Bracco initially stuck to his commitment to BC, and has suited up for five games in the Hockey East league this season, notching three assists.
October 28 2015 07:19AM
October 28 2015 05:30AM
Photo Credit: Eric Bolte/USA TODAY Sports
The Toronto Maple Leafs are not a good NHL-level hockey team, but they've looked like it for long stretches this season.
Yes the record is ugly, but if you're tuning in regularly you can see the team carry the play at five-a-side much more often than they have in the recent past. You can see the defensive improvement. You can see young players like Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly stepping up and playing the best two-way hockey of their young careers.
And yet the losing continues. Here are five reasons why the Maple Leafs have struggled to generate wins, even as the their structure and the overall product they're putting on the ice is much improved.
October 27 2015 09:47PM
On this episode, former MLSE CEO Richard Peddie returns to the show and talks about his Tyler Seguin comments, past with MLSE, and thoughts on everything in the sports biz.