August 29 2014 07:47AM
What can be said about Dominic Toninato that explains why we think that he’s the 16th best prospect in the Maple Leafs organization? Last year we had the excitement of him being above a point per game in the USHL which was good enough to put him 15th in our rankings. He looked to be following a path similar to Tony Cameranesi, in fact, his USHL numbers were better than Cameranesi’s, and he’s bigger. Both are fast Minnesotan kids attending University of Minnesota Duluth, their paths are similar so their rankings often are too.
August 28 2014 02:02PM
Greetings, fans of LeafsNation! Your ol' pal baggedmilk here from Nation HQ. Today, I'm here to bring you guys some wonderful news. No, I'm not telling you that the Leafs will be ending the drought, but I am here to tell you about free LeafsNation stickers! That's pretty cool, right?
August 28 2014 12:55PM
Many of the players featured in our Top 20 Prospects series aren't that familiar to Leafs fans because not everyone checks out the AHL, CHL, or European games. David "the Brolldozer" Broll is one of just a few guys who made our list with actual NHL experience.
Even though we only ranked Broll 20th to start last year, at least one our our writers explained why we should be excited about him. It's been over a year and it's still worth a read.
You might note that another big fan of Broll is none other than Kyle Dubas.
August 28 2014 10:26AM
Today the Leafs have released the 2014 Rookie Tournament Roster and Schedule. For the most part this is exciting because the end of this tournament marks the beginning of training camp, but it also gives a few prospects a chance to earn an extended look at training camp, potentially the unsigned/undrafted guys can make a case for AHL deals, or getting selected in the next draft, and the tournament hockey is much better than the pointless scrimmages of development camp.
August 27 2014 08:20PM
Over the last twenty-four hours or so, there have been a couple reports that the NHL has some serious plans to expand the league quite substantially by 2017. As Steve mentioned this morning, there have been talks of up to four cities being added to the current crop, and right now the assumption is that there is no relocation involved, we're talking brand new franchises.