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Monday Mailbag: Let’s Get Swedish

The Toronto Maple Leafs were my favorite tire fire this past season, so I actually probably watched more Leafs games than any other team I wasn’t covering. So, to give everyone an opportunity to get to know me, my stance on the Leafs, and exactly why we could all use a bit more Swede in…

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Draft Numbers: 10 Overlooked CHL Forwards

View image | gettyimages.com As the draft quickly approaches most of the spotlight is on the players expected to go in the first round of the draft.  That’s cool and all, but there’s still six more rounds and a boatload of players to go after that.  Like a lot of you I’ve watched a lot…

Friedman: “Serious offers… starting to come in” for Phil Kessel

View image | gettyimages.com When Elliotte Friedman talks Phil Kessel it’s always worth a listen, and that’s what happened Monday morning on Sportsnet 960 in Calgary (via Today’s Slapshot). Elliotte reiterated his points from his 30 Thoughts and Saturday Headline comments on Kessel that Justin Fisher has previously summarized on TLN that things are beginning to heat…

Jake Gardiner coveted by Avalanche?

View image | gettyimages.com Trying to pinpoint Jake Gardiner’s value has been a tough task since he joined the Leafs four years ago, and how he’s viewed as a trade chip both internally and externally is especially hard to speculate on. Because he’s been seen as a bit of a wildcard among fans and media, he’s…

Marlies Hire Sheldon Keefe As Head Coach

View image | gettyimages.com The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced the hiring of Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds head coach Sheldon Keefe, to take over the bench duties of the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies.

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TOP-10 UFA COUNTDOWN: #9—ANTTI NIEMI

Photo Credit: Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports This is a series counting down the top-10 pending UFAs. It will be posted across the Nation Network over the next month! Enjoy! Antti Niemi is the most famous free-agent goalie available this summer and that should result in a big payday. NHL teams in need of a starter…