July 27 2015 07:48AM
As the summer drags on here at The Leafs Nation dot com, we've decided to spend some of our time looking at the team that was, is, and will be moving forward. To kick things off, we'll be spending some time talking about the 2000/01 Leafs roster, one that showed signs of extreme potential but didn't exactly go an extreme distance.
July 26 2015 11:45AM
According to Sportsnet's Andrew Walker, the Toronto Marlies have signed Anchorage, Alaska native Justin Johnson to an AHL contract. That means the Leafs' minor league system could get significantly more punchy.
The 34-year old has spent the majority of his career splitting time between the AHL and ECHL, but did enjoy a brief (and memorable) two-game stint in the NHL with the New York Islanders.
Justin Johnson replaces Colton Orr as the Leafs organization's resident guy who buckled John Scott. http://t.co/tmtPMzEJmn— Steve Dangle Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) July 26, 2015
July 24 2015 08:44PM
According to Sportsnet Magazine's Gare Joyce, the Toronto Maple Leafs
have made their first personnel decision of the Lou Lamoriello era, firing Director of Amateur Scouting Dave Morrison may or may not be doing something with Dave Morrison.
July 24 2015 01:59PM
A significant update/correction:
Rumors are false just want everyone to know I will be attending BC this fall very excited to put on the Eagles jersey #Eagles— Jeremy Bracco (@jbracco97) July 24, 2015
Originally Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch tweeted out that it appeared almost certain that Jeremy Bracco would be joining the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. As you can see from the tweet above, Bracco is committed to attending Boston College.
July 24 2015 08:52AM
Yesterday, Brendan Shanahan sent perhaps the biggest jolt through the fanbase in his time in Toronto by hiring Lou Lamoriello out of New Jersey. There have been bigger moves, most notably the Babcock hire in May for a dump truck full of money, but Lamoriello leaving the swamp after TWENTY-EIGHT years to head up things in Toronto was far, far more surprising, without question.
Now that we've had a moment to pick our brains up off the floor, let's take a look at what Lamoriello's all about. The guy has made headlines a number of times in his time with the Devils, and his overall body of work is something to be marveled at, but let's break things up a little and see where he's done some of his more notable work.
First up, trade history, and there's a lot of it.