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Potential Pickard Landing Spots

Yeah, it’s August. It’s so much August that I almost started writing about an Eklund rumour. That still may happen, but you’re at least safe for now. Anyway, the one thing that is out there, is that Calvin Pickard, the guy who was 4th on the Leafs goaltending depth chart last season, is supposedly on…

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Top 20 Maple Leafs Prospects 2018: #16 Jesper Lindgren

Jesper Lindgren kicks off the main theme of the prospect rankings, and that theme is Swedes. Eight of the prospects who made the list are Swedish nationals, and four of them are defensemen. The interest in Lindgren as a prospect comes from a few places. The first being that the Leafs have had a solid…

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Maple Leafs Nation Prospect Rankings: Honourable Mentions

Yesterday was our list of Leafs prospects who went completely unranked across our panel of sixteen writers. Today we’re looking at players received some, but not quite enough consideration to make the list. The honourable mentions seem to speak to a level of uncertainty of the long term goaltending depth, and some cautious optimism around…

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Maple Leafs Nation Prospect Rankings: The Unranked

Today we’re highlighting the Leafs prospects who were not ranked in the top 20 by any of our Maple Leafs Nation panel members. Does that make them lesser prospects? In some cases the answer is absolutely yes. In other cases the lack of knowledge about a prospect might have been a contributing factor. We’ll use…

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Maple Leafs Nation Prospect Rankings Start Now(ish)

It’s that magical time of the year again when the blogging world takes to projecting who the best prospects in hockey are. Why should this site be any different? We’re full of opinions. Some of us even watch leagues that aren’t the NHL. And some of us who don’t watch, are decent with numbers. What…

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Monday Mailbag: I Guess We Just Worry About Contracts Now Edition

July is almost over. That’s bittersweet. We can reflect on this as a long ass month without hockey, or we can reflect on it as the month that John Tavares joined the Leafs and made us whole. Twas a beautiful month, but I’m hoping August will bring us some excitement via training camp invites, captaincy…

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Rich Clune Returning to the Marlies For Two Years

Beggars can’t be choosers when it comes to hockey news is July. So here… He’s back! The @TorontoMarlies have re-signed forward Rich Clune to a two-year contract. Details: https://t.co/ncWhYnyzW0#MarliesLive pic.twitter.com/VMMaFDjRAS — Toronto Marlies (@TorontoMarlies) July 23, 2018 There. It’s an AHL deal so it doesn’t impact the Leafs at all. He seems like a good…

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Monday Mailbag: You All Have A Lot of Questions About D Edition

It’s that awkward time when we are about the furthest point from when we’ve last seen hockey to the point when hockey comes back. It’s an unsettling time filled with barbecues, beaches, and brews, and I don’t care for it at all. I long for the days of yelling at my TV in isolation while…

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OH S#!+, We Forgot to Worry About Josh Leivo’s Icetime

With all that has been going on in Leaf land over the past month it’s easy to forget about Josh Leivo, and the fact that at one point he wanted to be traded from the Leafs, and that his trade request came only 3 months after he signed an extension with the Leafs through this…

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Monday Mailbag: Long Ass Rant About Jake Gardiner Edition

It’s the worst week of the year for sports. It’s that week when many people head down that dark path and ask themselves, “Should I give the CFL a try?” To them I can only say “ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS.” Anyway, here’s the mailbag. If the leafs had to re-draft the goat, in which round would you suggest…

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Andreas Johnsson Signs His Qualifying Offer And That Means Things

If you were worried there wouldn’t be any more minor Leafs news trickling in this week, you can rest easy. We’ve got an Andreas Johnsson contract to talk about. The @MapleLeafs announced today that forward Andreas Johnsson has accepted his qualifying offer, a one-year, two-way contract with an NHL salary of $787,500. #TMLtalk — Leafs…

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Gauthier Re-Signed & Some New Scouts Are Here

In what will count as busy day for the Leafs in comparison to next two months, the Leafs took care of a couple of pieces of business today, by signing Freddie Gauthier and by bringing in two established front office folks as pro scouts The @MapleLeafs have signed centre Frederik Gauthier to a two-year, two-way…