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Report: JVR to Sign With Flyers

After six seasons, it seems like James van Riemsdyk is officially parting ways with the Toronto Maple Leafs, and signing a deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. All indications are that James van Riemsdyk is going back to the Philadelphia #Flyers on a deal to be announced Sunday. #TSN — Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) July 1, 2018…

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Report: Leafs exploring signing Derek Ryan… or Tyler Bozak

While most of the eyes of free agency are (deservedly) on the potential of Toronto signing John Tavares tomorrow, two new (well, one not-so-new) names entered the conversation on Saturday as a centre for the Leafs next season. First, it was TSN’s Frank Seravalli who suggested there was the chance the Leafs would end up…

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The Roundest of Tables: Where Will They Go?

We’ve spent so much time discussing who will be coming to the Leafs, let’s look at some predictions on where some of the Leafs free agents could be heading… Thomas JVR: Arizona Coyotes. They have the cap space and JVR is arguably the next best forward after Tavares in this UFA pool. I have a…

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Leafs Make Several Changes to Staff and Management

Earlier today, the Leafs made a few changes to their staff. Maple Leafs have made some staff changes. Jacques Lemaire, Jacques Caron, Nikolai Ladygin, Evgeny Namestnikov and Tommy Albelin have all left the organization. First two were special assignment coaches with ties to Lamoriello. Other three in scouting department. — James Mirtle (@mirtle) June 28,…

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5 People Who Should Buy The Sens

In case you haven’t noticed the Senators are on life support, and that means it’s time for the vultures to start circling and swoop in a peck at the corpse of the defeated Spartan. News Release: Ottawa Senators Hockey Club announces completion of $135 million financing: https://t.co/V84NCCcasy Communiqué : Le Club de hockey Les Sénateurs…

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Tavares Watch: June 27th

This is John Tavares’ world and we’re all just living in it. Tavares has the enviable task of picking a team that is about to give him more money that most of us can imagine what to do with, and at least four of the teams he’s speaking to have a very good chance to…

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An Open Letter To John Tavares: Those Other Cities Are Terrible

Confirmed teams that John Tavares will meet with this week at CAA offices in L.A.: Dallas, Boston, San Jose, Toronto, Tampa (plus of course NYI). The Tavares camp will also have conversations with 2-3 other teams over the phone and perhaps also meet with 1-2 of them. — Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) June 25, 2018 Dear…

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5 Bargain Unrestricted Free Agents That Aren’t Completely Awful

Go look at TSN’s Top 75 list of unrestricted free agents and tell me you’re excited for July 1st? It can’t be done. That list is terrible, and the only hope of something interesting happening is that John Tavares comes to the Leafs and/or GMs finally remember they are allowed to make trades to improve…

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Unqualified RFAs The Leafs Should Pursue

Yesterday, the deadline for qualifying restricted free agents came and went, and with that comes some younger, cheaper options in free agency. The Leafs qualified all of their RFAs, so we didn’t need to worry about any of them joining another team and ruining us. But, with the Leafs losing some pieces in terms of…

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The Case for Bobby Ryan on the Leafs next season

Bobby Ryan’s contract is perhaps one of the most problematic in the NHL right now. That’s no secret. The 31-year-old forward is locked in for 7.25-million AAV for the next four years, and in the  past few seasons he’s looked like a shell of his old self – the lone bright spot in recent memory…

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Leafs Qualify Remaining Restricted Free Agents

In the second piece of Leafs news today to be released from the organization, the Leafs have qualified all of their restricted free agents, preventing them from becoming unrestricted free agents on July 1st. The Toronto Maple Leafs extended qualifying offers today to the following restricted free agents: Miro Aaltonen, Frederik Gauthier, Justin Holl, Andreas…

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Monday Mailbag: UFA Interview Week Edition

The draft is over. We’ve talked about it an awful lot around here, built up our expectations to insane levels, and brought ourselves back down to earth and realized it went pretty well. Now it’s time to do that with free agency. Our team Slack is filled with writers tracking down of of John Tavares…