Should the Leafs be interested in Patrick Wiercioch?

Jeff Veillette
May 19 2016 07:00AM

While the focus on defence appears to be on the right side of the ice for the Toronto Maple Leafs, a notable name from across the province has come up in discussions. According to a report in the Ottawa Sun, there's a greater-than-zero chance that 25-year-old Patrick Wiercioch is fast tracked into unrestricted free agency.

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WWYDW: Trading The First Overall Pick

Shawn Reis
May 18 2016 01:57PM

Have you heard?  It turns out the Leafs have the first overall pick in this June's NHL draft.

The Leafs will probably take Auston Matthews.  Who knows, maybe they'll even take Patrik Laine.

But what if they didn't?

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When putting value on draft picks goes wrong

Ryan Fancey
May 18 2016 07:42AM

Trying to establish some sort of value system for draft picks has been the focus of many analytics-focused front offices and independent sports outlets for a little while now. And it's no doubt a worthwhile endeavor that can likely help teams stay disciplined at the draft and avoid letting their gut get the best of them.

But the general takeaway of draft pick value in the NHL is that as you get outside the first few selections, the probability of landing an impact player essentially goes off a cliff, so you might be best off accumulating a few extra lottery tickets in the later rounds and increase your odds that one hits.

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MFR - Round 2, Game 7 - Dickey - Alb 3, Tor 4

Steve Dangle
May 17 2016 10:25PM

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The Marlies win a thriller in Game 7 and get ready to take on Hersey in Round 3!!!

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - May 17, 2016 - Crosby's Lesson

Steve Dangle
May 17 2016 10:13PM

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On today's episode, the guys talk about how dumb it is to doubt Sidney Crosby,  Sharks/Blues, the Marlies Game 7 win, and more.

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