Leafs acquire Dave Bolland from Chicago

Hmm… Leafs have landed Dave Bolland. — James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 30, 2013 Toronto trades picks 51, 117 and a fourth rounder in 2014 for Bolland. — James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 30, 2013 Very difficult to gauge how I feel about this one. From one perspective, it’s nice to see that the Toronto Maple Leafs…

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With the 21st pick, the Maple Leafs select… Frederick Gauthier

Credit to Nations photo Dimitri Filopovic Somewhat expected, the Toronto Maple Leafs went with the big centreman Frederick Gauthier of the Rimouski Oceanic with the 21st overall pick. Gauthier had been given to the Leafs in several mock drafts—either him or Kerby Rychel—as the Maple Leafs continue the theme of drafting size rather than skill…

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Leafs Draft Preview: A Note on Goalers

Mississauga’s Spencer Martin (Photo: www.mississaugasteelheads.com) Ahead of this afternoon’s draft, we’ve been looking at some of the players that may be possible first round draft targets for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Not one of them a goaltender. There’s several good reasons for this. Most significantly, there’s only a goaltender or two expected to go in…

The Leafs will probably not move into the Top Five today

Plus ça change… Via @DarrenDreger on radio: strong chance that Leafs could move up into Top 5. Have had some discussion with Carolina Hurricanes. #Leafs — Mike Zeisberger (@Zeisberger) June 30, 2013 Be wary of unsourced information. There are so many rumours that are going to come up within the next week or so, and…

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A Year Of Vinny?

  The Toronto Maple Leafs appear to be hoping to make several moves over the course of this offseason, and rumours have been aplenty as a result. Think what you want about the Jonathan Bernier trade, and opinions really are all over the place (I’m still trying to convince myself to have a conclusive opinion),…

Per Aaron Ward, Mark Fraser rejects two-way qualifying offer

There are an awful lot of trade rumours out there and few have any substance behind them. We’ll concentrate instead on stuff that is likely to come out to be true or false in the coming days. Earlier, the Leafs gave qualifying offers to all of the players on the team’s NHL roster, meaning that…

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Leafs Draft Preview: All the D

Madison Bowey & Joshua Morrissey (Photo: www.raiderhockey.com)   If teams drafted for need, this article would have never been written. Just last year, Toronto used the fifth overall pick on future repeat Norris winner Morgan Rielly, building upon an already impressive group of defensive prospects including Jesse Blacker, Stuart Percy, Matt Finn, and Petter Granberg….

Three 2012 Leafs picks to Team Canada’s summer camp

Just a quick note from Lance Hornby, on a day we’re all discussing prospects to an extent: Leaf prospects Morgan Riley, Matt Finn and Ryan Rupert invited to Under 20 nat. team summer camp. — Lance Hornby (@sunhornby) June 28, 2013 Nobody should be surprised at all by Morgan Rielly. He made last year’s team…

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Mock drafts: who are the Leafs projected to select?

I’ve been scouring through a few mock drafts in the last couple of days to get a handle on the kind of player the Maple Leafs will get. The consensus seems to be that Toronto is going to be taking a big forward, after a year of taking two smooth-skating defencemen Morgan Rielly and Matt…

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Leafs Draft Preview: Forward Thinking

via windsorspitfires.com On Tuesday, we took a look at Dave Morrison’s draft record in hopes of finding some pattern that might help us identify some potential draft targets in this coming Sunday’s NHL Entry Draft. While we were able to see the Leafs favour North American players, little else could be pulled from the numbers….

Lightning will buy out Vincent Lecavalier

I won’t lie, this one sort of surprised me. We’ve been hearing Lecavalier’s name come up in the buy-out talks over the past few days, but I really didn’t think the Lightning would actually do it this summer. The Lightning will use a compliance buy-out, as allowed by the NHL’s CBA, on center Vincent Lecavalier…

Penguins reporter tags “#Leafs” teasing Kris Letang news

Uh… #TribHKY An update on the #LetangWatch will post on site around midnight. #pens #leafs — Rob Rossi (@RobRossi_Trib) June 27, 2013 Kris Letang, as we all know, is a primarily offensive RIGHT shooting defenceman that plays big minutes in a non-shutdown role. There’s an update at midnight Eastern, and with TLN HQ being based…