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Want to win your fantasy pool this year? Buy the 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit from DailyFaceoff

Today the Nation Network is proud to present the 2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Draft Kit from DailyFaceoff. This season the DailyFaceoff Draft Kit includes: fantasy projections for over 300 skaters; in-depth analysis of the best freshmen, rookies, goalies and sleepers; player rankings of the top-275 fantasy targets and everything else you need to win your Fantasy Hockey pool this season. You can buy your downloadable copy of the DailyFaceoff Draft…

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Rumour Roundup: What will the Maple Leafs do in the July 1 Free Agent Frenzy?

Photo Credit: John E. Sokolowski/USA TODAY Sports July 1 is upon us. The unrestricted free agent market will open in a matter of hours. As always, it’s an exciting, worrying, thrilling time for hockey fans.  As the eyes of Leafs Nation turns to the Maple Leafs, the unrestricted free agents Toronto might decide to pursue and exactly how much money and signing bonuses those…

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Report: Maple Leafs unable to buy-out Jared Cowen in 1st buy-out window

Photo Credit: Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports For reasons that appear to be rather complicated, the Toronto Maple Leafs have not used a buyout on the contract of defenseman Jared Cowen, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie: As I speculated on @OverDrive1050 tonight, Jared Cowen has not been bought out by TOR in the 1st buyout window, which…

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Report: Maple Leafs ‘interested’ in Kris Russell

Photo Credit: Jasen Vinlove / USA TODAY Sports Could the Toronto Maple Leafs, believed to be one of the more progressive and analytics-forward organizations in the National Hockey League, be considering an offer for Kris Russell – easily one of the most polarizing players of the BehindtheNet era?  They’re certainly interested, according to a report from TSN’s Darren…

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How the Leafs have approached July 1 during the Shanaplan era so far

Photo Credit: John E. Sokolowski / USA TODAY Sports When the market opens tomorrow at noon Eastern Standard Time, the Toronto Maple Leafs will have the available salary cap space to be major players. The Maple Leafs don’t have many key restricted free agents to sign (none of Peter Holland, Connor Carrick, Frank Corrado, or Martin Marincin will…

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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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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…

Matthews on draft lottery results: ‘A lot of mixed emotions’

Courtesy: Sportsnet.ca In all likelihood, Zurich centreman Auston Matthews will become the first player since Wendell Clark to be selected first overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs at an NHL Entry Draft. Some hot takes might be written about how the Leafs should select Patrik Laine, particularly if the big Finnish forward outperforms Matthews at the upcoming World…