The Leafs’ 2014 Draft, Second Rounders, and the New-Look Prospect Pool

It appears that Dave Morrison, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Director of Amateur Scouting, has pleasantly surprised a good number of his critics. With each of their six picks in the 2014 NHL draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected players known more for their point production potential as opposed to their size, grit, and defensive acumen. …

Talk Or Walk: The 11th Hour

#484920413 / gettyimages.com Unrestricted free agents officially hit the market in 23 hours. They’ve been able to speak to other teams for the past few days, but players can officially skip out of their respective towns faster than you can say Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond (who coincidentally, is not a UFA). The Leafs could be walking away…

Leafs Buy Out Tim Gleason

#485088047 / gettyimages.com In a move that frees up some much needed cap space in the final hours before free agency, the Toronto Maple Leafs have bought out the contract of Tim Gleason. It’s a regular buyout that will count towards the Salary Cap for four more years.

Should The Leafs Pursue Ehrhoff?

#481011771 / gettyimages.com It’s not often that the solution to one of your key problems lands into your lap, and this morning, that very scenario just happened. The Buffalo Sabres have used one of their two compliance buyouts on defenceman and alternate captain Christian Ehrhoff, which means he will hit unrestricted free agency on Tuesday….

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Leafs Select Pierre Engvall in 7th Round

(Photo: www.hockeysverige.se) With their last pick in the draft, the Leafs selected Swedish winger Pierre Engvall out of Frolunda’s J20 SuperElit team. At 6’4, 190lbs, Toronto waited until the 7th round, 188th overall to draft size – and they’ll be getting some skill to go along with it.

Leafs Trade Gunnarsson For Polak

#480678999 / gettyimages.com Hey, the Leafs finally did it! They made a multi-asset trade to grab immediate help! That is, if you consider a slight downgrade, retained salary, and giving up a draft pick “immediate help”. In a surprise move, the Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Carl Gunnarsson and a 4th round pick for Roman…

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Dakota Joshua selected by Leafs in 5th Round

(Photo: www.sfstampede.com) With their 5th round pick, 128th overall, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected Dakota Joshua of the USHL’s Sioux Falls Stampede. Joshua is a 6’2, 182lbs centre with some offensive skill. 

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J.J. Piccinich selected by Leafs with 103rd Pick

Photo: www.youngstownphantoms.com With their 4th round pick the Leafs looked to the USHL, selecting right winger J.J. Piccinich of the Youngstown Phantoms. Piccinich scored 27 goals and 58 points in 60 games this year, good for second in team scoring and 13th in the USHL. Piccinich stands at 5’11 and weighs 190lbs.

Leafs trade Carl Gunnarsson and 94th pick to St. Louis for Roman Polak

#455665575 / gettyimages.com The Leafs have traded defenceman Carl Gunnarsson and the 94th pick overall to the St. Louis Blues for defenceman Roman Polak. I’m at the draft right now and when the trade was announced it was dead silent… Well, except for the guy behind me who yelled “THAT’S A HORRIBLE TRADE!” loud enough…