Why the Leafs should be all over James Wisniewski

Embed from Getty Images Sometimes, another team’s loss can be your own gain. Today, the Carolina Hurricanes bought out James Wisniewski after an illustrious single-shift career, to ensure that their emerging young defensive corps can keep building together. This leaves the Leafs with perhaps the only non-Stamkos veteran worth seriously exploring this offseason.

Breaking down Toronto’s development camp roster

Embed from Getty Images The Toronto Maple Leafs have announced their roster for this summer’s development camp, expected to take place between July 4th and 9th at the Mastercard Centre in Toronto and Gale Centre Arena in Niagara Falls. It’s a gigantic, 41 player roster, so let’s break this down bit by bit.

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Stamkos speaks: Lightning captain discusses leaving money on the table, loyalty and sleepless nights considering Toronto homecoming

Photo Credit: Dan Hamilton/USA TODAY Sports Tampa Bay Lightning centreman Steve Stamkos addressed the media on Thursday following his decision on Wednesday to prematurely end any speculation and re-sign with the club that drafted and developed him for eight years. Stamkos, the NHL’s single best sniper, declined to discuss specifics about his meeting with the Toronto…

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Younger UFAs could be a target for the Leafs this summer

Embed from Getty Images As everyone is obviously aware, the Stamkos Sweeptakes are over, and they ended in the most boring fashion possible. There won’t be a bidding war, we won’t be glued to Twitter like we were when Babcock was hired, none of that. It’s no doubt a bit of a letdown for Leafs fans,…

Jonathan Bernier becomes a lot more tradeable tomorrow

Embed from Getty Images The Toronto Maple Leafs have a gift and a curse right now, and that’s the abundance of questionable, short term contracts remaining on their roster. Many of their veterans are getting paid more than their performance indicates they’re worth, but those deals are also expiring in short order.  Jonathan Bernier is one…

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Missing out on Stamkos closes a shortcut, but isn’t a roadblock

Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY SPORTS Before we get into this topic, let’s make a few things clear. Firstly, Steven Stamkos isn’t a traitor for choosing to stay with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He was under no obligation to sign in Toronto; ultimately, the choice was his, and he went with what he thought was…

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What the Maple Leafs can learn from Steven Stamkos’ decision to stay in Tampa Bay

Photo Credit: Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports Not to rehash the old Space Balls bit into oblivion, but it turns out that your cousin’s milksman’s fellow parishioner’s third husband’s personal trainer – who knows Steve Stamkos and swears that he wants to come play in Toronto – was incorrect. On Wednesday afternoon, as you’ve probably already heard, Stamkos made…

WWYDW: What now?

Embed from Getty Images We’re going to keep today’s WWYDW very simple. After all, we all knew from the start what today’s topic was going to be, it was just a matter of how it was approached.

REPORT: Steven Stamkos to stay in Tampa Bay

Embed from Getty Images The National Hockey League has hit peak insanity today. The Edmonton Oilers traded Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson in what was immediately called the worst 1-for-1 trade in NHL history. Minutes later, the Montreal Canadiens traded PK Subban to Nashville for Shea Weber in what was immediately called a competitor for…