October 29 2015 07:48PM
We haven't even reached November, and already the Toronto Maple Leafs are appearing in the trade rumour mills. It was expected all along that the Leafs would once again flip any and all of their veterans for assets, but I don't think we were expecting anything to heat up quite so quickly.
On tonight's segment of TSN's Insider Trading, Bob McKenzie explained how there's currently a low rumble on the trade market, with several teams looking to upgrade their blueline and shake up their roster before they slip too far back of the pack to recover. When speaking of players who could be on the move, one Leaf defender was named in particular...
October 29 2015 03:45PM
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Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson is off to a stellar start to his age-21 campaign with the SHL's Frolunda Indians. The 20-year-old forward, who will turn 21 next months, is second on the team in points with 14, and is second to ex-Marlie Spencer Abbott in shots on goal with 42. Both of those marks rank him in the top-10 among SHL skaters. Not bad for a recent seventh-round draft pick.
Johnson is already on the radar for hardcore Maple Leafs fans, he was our seventh ranked prospect this past summer, but his game appears to have taken yet another leap forward this season. Should that change our assessment of him? How excited should Maple Leafs fans be about this guy?
October 29 2015 09:37AM
The Toronto Maple Leafs have really made a point to keep us on our toes this morning, haven't they? Hot off the news of a new MLSE President and Mark Arcobello being placed on waivers, the team announced that Richard Clune has been upgraded to an NHL contract and will practice with the team today.
October 29 2015 08:29AM
With Bozak returning to the lineup, Spaling likely to be back soon too, and Mike Babcock's new found appreciation of Byron Froese being a thing, it seemed like something was bound to give with the Leafs forward group.
Yesterday I made my case for why Peter Holland shouldn't be a victim of this low end depth, and today it appears the odd man out has been chosen:
Leafs confirm that Mark Arcobello is on waivers. Tyler Bozak and potentially Jake Gardiner on track to return from injury tomorrow.— Jonas Siegel (@jonasTSN1050) October 29, 2015
October 29 2015 08:04AM
I guess this is news that many of us aren't overly interested in beyond the fact it means the end of Tim Leiweke, but it appears that MLSE will finally have a new President and Brendan Shanahan will have a new boss.