June 25 2014 06:46PM
Name: Brendan Perlini
Position: Left Wing
Junior Team: Niagara (OHL)
Rankings: NHL CSS - 8th (NA), ISS - 7th, Justin’s List - 11th, Bobby’s List - 13th
Forgive me, but this Brendan Perlini draft profile may sound a little familiar. Like many of the players expected to go in the first half of the opening round, Perlini is an offensively gifted winger with great speed and a great shot. This season, Perlini benefited from the likes of Ryan Strome and Brett Ritchie graduating to the pros, as he took on a much greater role on his Niagara Ice Dogs team. Forming instant chemistry with Leafs’ 2013 third round pick Carter Verhaeghe, Perlini scored an impressive 34 goals and 71 points in 58 games.
June 25 2014 03:39PM
I stopped taking in mailbag questions for a while. One, because I've neglected my AskFM inbox and I want to get to all the personal questions on there before asking for more. Two, and on a similar vein, because there were a bunch of old questions I had passed over. But today is the day where the inbox finally gets to zero!
June 25 2014 10:54AM
The Leafs have a lot of work to do and the draft is a great place to do it.
June 24 2014 05:58PM
Between the NHL Awards, Lebron James opting out of his contract with the Heat, and Suarez biting an Italian guy, Nazem Kadri trade talk still found a way to creep into my Twitter timeline today. The talk ranges from why Kadri is vital for the team to why he's a useless bum. "He's way better than Bozak!" "This team is screwed without him!" "He won't listen to Carlyle." "Locker room cancer!"
Let's try to push some of that aside and figure out what a Nazem Kadri trade would mean for the Toronto Maple Leafs.
June 24 2014 05:45PM
According to a report from Chris Johnston, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in talks with Jake Gardiner regarding a two-year contract extension.