NHL Draft: Maple Leafs select Morgan Rielly at fifth overall

PITTSBURGH — Brian Burke apparently didn’t shy away from the idea of selecting a Western Hockey League defenceman with the fifth overall pick in Friday’s first round, selecting defenceman Morgan Rielly of the Moose Jaw Warriors. After what seemed like eons of second-guessing and innuendo, the first four picks of the NHL Draft went generally as expected….


Draft Day! Maple Leafs’ gameplan

It’s Draft Day in a cloudy Pittsburgh, PA. The Toronto Maple Leafs, holders of the No. 5 overall pick, their highest since 2008, don’t only have a chance to re-stock the cupboard with two virtual first round picks and a plethora of players available for trade. Last season, the big moves were made around Draft…