June 12 2012 09:06AM
One of us is taking Lombardi's job. -Photo Credit- AP
If you’ve been following along we’ve been taking a look at how the Leafs can best address the many many glaring holes in the roster over the past few weeks. Cam looked at the goaltending, and JP took a look at #1C. I’ve been investigating how the Leafs can fill two Top 9 Forward spots as cheaply as possible. In my last post I suggested it’s time for Kadri to take Colby Armstrong’s place on the roster. This leaves one more spot open. I’d like to take a look at a few more options for a Matthew Lombardi replacement before we start looking outside the organization. As previously stated, the main thing this forward needs to be is cheap, and the best way to ensure cost effectiveness is by using players on ELC or RFA contracts.
June 11 2012 10:38PM
Congratulations to the Los Angeles Kings, the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions!
June 11 2012 01:04PM
I won't miss this. -Reuters
Elliote Friedman had a few interesting Leaf’s related thoughts in this week’s installment of 30 Thoughts. (If you’re not reading this regularly then I don’t even know what to say) The biggest one is that he believes the Leafs are shopping Luke Schenn.
June 11 2012 11:07AM
Typically playoff games aren't included in NHL equivalency analysis, which is essentially trying to predict a player's NHL points based on their performance in an inferior league. But for Nazem Kadri, Matt Frattin, Carter Ashton and Joe Colborne, four forwards who we see having a future on the Leafs, we'd like to use as much information as possible to let us know exactly what we have.
June 11 2012 08:04AM
Yeah, but can he punch faces with those hands?- Photo via Reuters
As I outlined earlier the Leafs have two “Top 9 Forward” spots to fill this offseason. These spots currently belong to Colby Armstrong and Matthew Lombardi. One of them is Nazem Kadri’s to lose.