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2017 Maple Leafs Prospect Development Camp Invites: Names to Watch

Every year at the NHL development camps, teams invite undrafted players to come to their prospect development camps. It’s a great opportunity for the players to gain some development from the best staff available, and a chance for an in-depth scouting session with players who could fill the lower ranks of a team’s prospect pool….

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TLN Roundtable: Who’s your #1 target in Free Agency?

Free Agency is tomorrow. Are you ready? Wherever you are, get ready for some #moves! Transactions! Trades! Signings! People misspelling “re-sign”! We asked our staff who they most want in free agency tomorrow for the Buds, and here’s what they came up with! Even President The more I think about it, the more I want…

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2016-17 Leafs’ Season in Review: Roman Polak

Roman Polak’s perceived usefulness as a defender, or potential lack thereof, has been one of the most debated points among those who analyse the Leafs regularly. When he was brought aboard for another contract last summer, that news was met with plenty of criticism, and again brought up some questions about the front office’s overall…

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2016-17 Leafs Season In Review: Matt Hunwick

On the last day of our Season in Review series, we’ve decided to double dip and talk about everybody’s favourite third defensive pairing. I’ll be kicking us off this afternoon, with the perhaps needlessly polarizing Matt Hunwick.

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Marlies re-sign Rich Clune, make changes in staff

In the calm before the NHL’s unrestricted free agency storm, the Toronto Maple Leafs organization seems to be more focused on their AHL affiliate. The Toronto Marlies have announced a bevvy of transactions today, both on the roster sheet and within the office.

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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Wingers

Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going…

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The Steve Dangle Podcast – Jun 29, 2017 – McMoney

On this episode, the guys talk about the eve of Free Agency, McDavid getting McMoney, and getting yelled at. Leafs draft talk 0:00 Should the Leafs sign Jordan Weal (34:00) Joe Thorton to the Leafs (45:00) Steve thinks McDraisaitl will cause a lockout (1:07:00) Shattenkirk to the Lightning (1:19:00) Kovalchuk (1:23:00) UFA rumours (1:29:00) Awful…

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6 Potentially Under-valued UFA Forwards

In the summer before the 2014-15 season, the Toronto Maple Leafs did a great job of targeting potentially under-valued free agent forwards and signing them to low-cost, short-term contracts.  Players like PA Parenteau and Brad Boyes had fallen out of favour with their old teams, but had a history of putting up solid numbers and…

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Free Agency 2017: The Market For Centres

Free Agent Frenzy is almost upon us. We’ve gone through an Expansion Draft, the Entry Draft, and on Saturday, the annual tradition of throwing a bunch of money at players will begin. Over the next few days, I’m going to dive into the unrestricted free agent market and map out who’s available and who’s going…

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The Roundup

This week, we take a look at Connor McDavid’s new contract, grading draft picks, Ryan Miller moving on from Vancouver, Brian Elliott’s new landing spot, and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen.