Leafs Draft Goaltender Antoine Bibeau in 6th Round

Justin Fisher
July 01 2013 12:46PM

Adding some depth at the goaltending position, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected P.E.I. Rocket netminder Antoine Bibeau with their sixth round pick, 172nd overall. 

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - July 1, 2013 - Draft Day Aftermath

Steve Dangle
July 01 2013 10:43AM


Steve Dangle and Adam Wylde talk about the 2013 NHL Entry Draft as it's happening, the Dave Bolland trade, the Cory Schneider trade, and why Steve isn't a fan of strip clubs.

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Benoit Pouliot, an attractive option for Toronto, will be a UFA on July 5

Cam Charron
July 01 2013 10:13AM

Here's a bit of a shocker. The Tampa Bay Lightning have told Benoit Pouliot that they won't qualify him, meaning that Pouliot will head to unrestricted free agency on July 5.

This is a player that the Toronto Maple Leafs should immediately begin negotiating with and sign to a cheap depth contract for a couple of years. Perhaps seen as a bit of a redemption contract. After being drafted fourth overall in 2005, Pouliot has not lived up to expectations, bouncing around between four different organizations, and potentially going to sign with his fifth this summer.

He has never scored 20 goals. He has never scored 35 points. He has never played 1000 minutes in a season, and he is probably going to be a very undervalued second- or third-line winger. At this point, a team would be wise to forget about the fact that Pouliot never lived up to the hype as a fourth overall pick in the Sidney Crosby draft and focus on what it is Pouliot has done over the last four seasons or so.

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Leafs Take Fabrice Herzog in 5th Round

Justin Fisher
July 01 2013 10:07AM

(Photo: Liechtenstein Vaterland)

With their fifth round pick, 142nd overall, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Swiss winger Frabcrie Herzog, the 59th ranked European skater according to NHL Central Scouting

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Leafs Select Verhaeghe in 3rd Round

Justin Fisher
June 30 2013 08:17PM

(Photo: www.niagaraicedogs.net)
(Photo: www.niagaraicedogs.net) 

With their third round pick, 82nd overall, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Niagara Ice Dogs centre Carter Verhaeghe.

Known for his two-way play and penalty killing abilities, Verhaeghe scored 18 goals and 26 assists in 67 games this season, and won a gold medal with Canada's U18 World Championship squad (where he played with Toronto's first rounder Frederik Gauthier).

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