Leafs Talk

A Twitter User’s Guide to NHL Rumours

The Stanley Cup will be presented no later than Wednesday, September 30th which means the NHL’s silly season (a.k.a Free Agency) will soon be upon us come October 9th. With that comes increased chatter and rumour-mongering on social media as the intrigue of “where will they go?” builds into a fury of speculation. Free Agency…

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Another Cash vs. Cap Advantage for the Leafs

The Leafs have a number of financial advantages. Unfortunately cap space isn’t one of them. While that means the Leafs will be limited in the extent of moves they can make, that doesn’t mean they don’t have different avenues they can explore, and one of them might be using salary they can bury on the…

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Could Alexander Wennberg be an option for the Leafs?

With the Leafs cap crunch looming, particularly with the flat cap and the potential that they may be signing Alex Pietrangelo, cheap depth signings are going to be key to maintaining success, especially when it could make up our entire bottom six on forward. Enter Alexander Wennberg, a center for the Blue Jackets who may…

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Potential Buyouts the Leafs should consider signing

IT’S BUYOUT DAY! The fun thing about the Kyle Dubas era is that we don’t seem to be discussing what Leafs players need to be bought out anymore. Part of that might be because all the deals are structured to be buyout proof, but we won’t concern ourselves with that for another couple of years…

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Should the Leafs explore a sign-and-trade for Alex Pietrangelo?

Welcome to Pietrangeloctober If you haven’t heard, there’s a top-pairing right-handed defenceman with Stanley Cup-winning pedigree from just north of Toronto who seems destined to hit the open market 15 days from now. His name is Alex Pietrangelo, and he’s a wanted man around these parts. Make no mistakes about it, Leafs GM Kyle Dubas…

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The Leafs roster by how they were acquired

For my own amusement I decided to take a look at how the Leafs have been constructed. How many players have they acquired through free agency, how many via trade, and how many through the draft. And most importantly, what round were they drafted in. The result is the graph below… These are the 22…

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