First Round Targets: Jakub Zboril

Saint John Sea Dog Jakub Zboril is the kind of player who looks like he might be falling right in the Leafs’ wheelhouse. When looking at the current Leafs’ roster, it’s clear from this and upcoming drafts that they need forwards, defense, and according to one Justin Fisher, probably a goaltender. While it’s typically easier to project…

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Comparing Bob McKenzie’s Draft List to the Leafs Picks

View image | gettyimages.com Almost as exciting as the draft itself is the release of Bob McKenzie’s final draft rankings. While the list is far from the definitive ranking of talent, it is unquestionably the best insight into how NHL teams view the players in the draft class. Bob’s track record for being able to…

Staios named president of Hamilton Bulldogs, Leafs promote Scott Pellerin

View image | gettyimages.com The changes just keep on rolling in for the Leafs this offseason, as it’s been reported this morning Steve Staios will leave his post as the team’s Manager of Player Development to become the President of the OHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs. Scott Pellerin, formerly Staios’ assistant, will be promoted to Director of Player…

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The Roundup

Phil Kessel trade destinations, Canucks Markstrom NHL ready, Eddie Lack on the move, who will take Dennis Wideman off Flames hands, learning from Oilers player development, Connor McDavid, Canadian dollars’s impact on salary cap, free agent class of 2015, draft prospect profiles and more in this week’s Roundup.

#TBT: They called him “The Cat”

View image | gettyimages.com I give goal tenders a hard time. I have high expectations for any net minder. They spend the most time on the ice, they have a single job, one that requires extreme skill and focus, and they are the last line of defence. I believe strongly that to build a complete…