October 06 2014 09:08AM
Excuse me while I take a brief victory lap around my office, as these are the best possible decisions the Leafs could have made heading into the regular season. And while the Leafs couldn't cut everyone I wanted them to, they made four correct decisions.
Nation World HQ
October 06 2014 06:30AM
The Nation Network is proud to introduce the Nation Minute, a rapid fire look around the network and the NHL every Monday morning. With the season drawing closer we take a gander at achievable milestones this year. Enjoy!
October 05 2014 02:30PM
So it turns out that everybody's Estonian-Born, Russian Hockey playing Finn can play a mean keyboard. Recent Leafs returnee Leo Komarov was recorded by fellow Finn Petri Kontiola, wreaking havoc to the electronic piano's poor keys. He's actually quite good, as you can see on Kontiola's instagram. But it makes you wonder, what other talents are hidden within the Leafs organization?
October 05 2014 10:32AM
If there's one thing Burke did right - and I mean really right - it was
stealing acquiring this fine young man from the Philadelphia Flyers in 2012 in exchange for defenseman Luke Schenn, Seriously, go hug a Flyers fan right now, they're probably very sad on the inside. In a league where elite talent is extremely hard to come by, you have to give Burke credit for getting two offensive dynamos (the other being the Phil) that now form one of the most potent scoring duos in the league. All that's left now is to fill the black hole in the middle.
October 04 2014 02:58PM
Joining his fourth team in three years, Mike "Santo Claus" Santorelli brings with him an incredible amount of versatility to the Leafs lineup. And that versatility is vital to a team that is looking for more contribution from their bottom six, and is also a bit unsure of how their second line right wing spot is going to look.
Where he will play, no one knows at the moment (well at least I don't). But he'll have a positive impact on this roster. And for a one year, $1 million deal, that's great value.