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A Frenzy of Free Agent Articles

View image | gettyimages.com It’s Free Agency Eve and unlike other years we don’t have to worry about getting Clarkson or Komisarek in our stockings.  Toronto among the teams that got a visit from Matt Beleskey. Not sure I’d list them as a favorite to land him though. Has options. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June…

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Top-10 UFA Countdown: #1 Justin Williams

View image | gettyimages.com It’s an indication of the strength of this particular UFA crop that Justin Williams comes in number 1 on our list. That’s not to take anything away from the 33 year old, who has been a high-end winger for years. But his age and the fact that he’s only scored in the 40-point range…

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Your Pre-Free Agency Kessel Speculation Roundup

Kessel trade rumours are a dead horse that keeps on getting beaten. A Kessel trade would be the most important transaction of the summer. As much as I’d love the topic to go away, the second sentence is as equally true as the first, and the day before free agency opens and the entire league…

Anthony Noreen Hired as Orlando Solar Bears Head Coach

Anthony Noreen Named Solar Bears Head Coach – USHL Coach of the Year Joins Orlando: http://t.co/KAecveTi1M pic.twitter.com/tF0Y83VTuD — Orlando Solar Bears (@OrlandoHockey) June 30, 2015 The Toronto Maple Leafs organization have made another coaching hire, but just maybe not quite as big as the Mike Babcock one.  Former USHL bench boss Anthony Noreen has been named the…

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Dzierkals to the QMJHL, Leafs Prospects Get WJC Camp Invites

It looks like ‘The Latvian’ will be heading to the QMJHL.  In this morning’s CHL Import Draft, the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies selected Martins Dzierkals with the 22nd overall pick.  Dzierkals, of course, was selected by the Leafs with their third round pick, 68th overall, on the second day of the NHL Entry Draft this past Saturday. Following the draft,…

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Detroit Get Their Babcock Fix, Leafs Send Out a Camp Invite

Ken Holland has a problem. He’s been waking up in the night with cold sweats, invisible bugs are crawling on him constantly that he has to scratch, and at least 20 seconds of every minute he’s thinking about where he’s gonna get his next fix. Ken Holland has a Mike Babcock addiction. Unfortunately for him,…

Should the Leafs be active in Free Agency?

View image | gettyimages.com The say the answer to the headline is almost always no, and in this situation we’ll clear that up immediately, and say that’s correct. The answer is no. Of course, this is assuming the conventional approach, where the Leafs go and throw too much money at a player who has impossible…

Report: Nazem Kadri, Richard Panik get qualifying offers from Leafs

View image | gettyimages.com Both Nazem Kadri and Richard Panik have earned qualifying offers from the Toronto Maple Leafs, meaning they don’t become unrestricted free agents on July 1st.  The #Leafs have issued qualifying offers to forwards Nazem Kadri and Richard Panik. #TMLtalk — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) June 29, 2015 This is, for the most…

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Expectations for Marincin’s Next Contract

View image | gettyimages.com I’m not one for sitting around and watching the second day of the draft, since it’s A) often difficult to follow and B) typically falls on a beautiful Saturday in late June, so I am admittedly late to weigh in on anything draft related. Amongst the numerous picks that now give…

The dream of trading Bozak lives on

View image | gettyimages.com A section of Leafs fans have been in a little bit of panic over the last couple days because the team hasn’t put a lot of its dead weight on planes out of town yet. Most notably, Tyler Bozak still hasn’t been moved, and according to Friedman yesterday, there’s a decent chance…