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Maple Leafs News and Views: Leafs Announce 2019 Development Camp Roster
The Toronto Maple Leafs announced today the roster for the team's 2019 Development Camp.
Players will undergo medicals and on-ice testing today, Monday, June 24, while the first full-team on-ice session and media availability will take place on Tuesday, June 25 at the MasterCard Centre for Hockey Excellence.
A total of 36 players (18 Forwards, 14 Defencemen, 4 Goaltenders) are slated to take part in this year's development camp, including 14 Maple Leafs draft picks. Five of Toronto's six selections in the 2019 NHL Draft will attend the camp.
Maple Leafs Director of Player Development Scott Pellerin will oversee this year's camp.
Fansided: Toronto Maple Leafs Announce 2019 Development Camp Roster
After a thoroughly busy two days at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, the Maple Leafs have now shifted their focus towards the future, announcing today the full list of players who are set to attend their development camp beginning in full tomorrow.
All in all, most of the usual suspects are there.
The entirety of Toronto's draft class from over the weekend - save for fourth-rounder Mikhail Abramov - are locked in as participants, along with recently drafted prospects such as Semyon Der-Arguchintsev, Riley Stotts, Mac Hollowell, Filip Kral, and Ryan O'Connell, among others, joining as well.
Fansided: Toronto Maple Leafs Rumours: Left-Handed Defensemen
The Toronto Maple Leafs also unloaded a first round draft pick to the Carolina Hurricanes so that they would take the contract of Patrick Marleau.
In addition to these exciting moves, the Leafs are also still dealing with the Nikita Zaitsev and Mitch Marner situations.
On top of that, they've also found the time to engage in trade talks to fill out their blue-line.Leafs Trade Rumours
Everyone keeps talking about how the Toronto Maple Leafs are desperately in need of right-handed defensemen.
The weird thing, however, is that the Leafs themselves do not seem to care.
Pension Plan Puppets: Toronto Maple Leafs announce the 2019 Development Camp Roster
Today the Toronto Maple Leafs announced the roster of players invited to participate in the 2019 Development Camp. There are a mix of drafted players, AHL contracts, and invited free agents.2019 Development Camp Roster
F Abruzzese, Nick 06/04/1999 Chicago (USHL) F Alistrov, Vladimir 02/12/2001 Edmonton (WHL) F Bradley, Trey 05/06/1996 Colorado College (NCAA) F Brazeau, Justin 02/02/1998 Toronto (AHL), North Bay (OHL) F Der-Arguchintsev, Semyon 09/15/2000 Peterborough (OHL), Newfoundland (ECHL) F Carroll, Joe 02/01/2001 Sault Ste.
Down Goes Brown: Rating the biggest stories and moments from draft weekend on the Surprise Scale
The best kind of NHL Draft is one that surprises us. We spend weeks and months figuring out exactly what should happen, and who's going to wind up where and it's always more fun to be wrong. Whether it's a big trade, an off-the-board pick, or some unexpected breaking news, the best draft weekend moments are the ones that leave you wondering what just happened.
How did the 2019 edition do? The short answer: Not bad. For the longer answer, let's break out the surprise scale and see just how good a job this year's draft did of delivering the unexpected.
Pension Plan Puppets: Monday's FTB: What's Kyle's Next Move?
It was a busy weekend in Leafland, between the draft, the Patrick Marleau trade, and the done-but-not-yet-official Kasperi Kapanen and Andreas Johnsson extensions. And Kyle's work isn't done yet by any stretch: he's rumoured to be working the phones trying to add a defenceman, and his fraught negotiations with Mitch Marner are ongoing. Exciting times.
Kyle had another thing to attend to yesterday, though--the Toronto Pride Parade, accompanied by Morgan Rielly. Mo for Captain, if you ask me. Now, without further ado, I will hand the mic over to Annie for this next section.
The combination of rainbows and fashion (and rainbow fashion) has brought me (Annie) out of my temporary fashion post hiatus, because if there's one thing that will get me to abandon a summer of gin and tonics and watching my baseball team lose, it was this photograph right here.
Pension Plan Puppets: The Leafs Have Two Tasks and Few Options
With the Patrick Marleau trade made, and the reported signings of Andreas Johnsson and Kasperi Kapanen, the Leafs have ticked a couple of items off their to-do list this offseason. As a result, this is currently where they stand with respect to the cap (thanks to CapFriendly's Armchair GM feature for this).
Here, I've added the contracts for Kapanen and Johnsson and placed Nathan Horton on offseason LTIR, while also adding a couple forwards (Marchment and Mikheyev) to make up the numbers. This is with a roster of 21 - you can add a 7th defenseman or 14th forward if you want.
Fansided: Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Weekend Rating: 5 out of 5
If you scripted it, the only way it works out better is if the Toronto Maple Leafs somehow came away from the draft with Jack Hughes.
So fanciful wish fulfillment aside, the Leafs realistically had a fantastic weekend.
One that receives a full five-star rating.Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Weekend.
The Leafs were boxed in on the Patrick Marleau front. If they couldn't move him, they were going to be completely prevented from doing anything else.
With Marleau only willing to go to San Jose, it appeared this would not get done. The Leafs, however, found a taker in Carolina who would buy him out in exchange for a first rounder.
MLHS: Mike Babcock on Patrick Marleau's exit: "Patty is a good man... I believe he was a big part in recruiting John Tavares"
How will you look back on Patrick Marleau's legacy in the two seasons you had him in this club?
Babcock: Obviously, Patty is a good man. We acquired him for a reason -- to help us. I believe he was a big part in recruiting John Tavares. There are so many things to it. Obviously, this is a situation where he is going to move somewhere else and pursue his career. Ideally, it would be a good situation for him and his family, wherever he gets to go. We just thank him.
Where do you see the team shaping up on that left flank now with losing Marleau and Hyman maybe not being ready?
Pension Plan Puppets: Toronto Maple Leafs trade 7th round pick to St. Louis Blues for a 2020 7th
With their final pick in the 2019 NHL Draft the Toronto Maple Leafs selected no one. Instead, the Leafs traded the 208th overall pick in this year's draft to the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues in exchange for the Blues 2020 seventh round pick.
This solves the mystery of this tweet:
This is similar to last year's trade with the Sabres, where the Leafs got the Sabres 2018 sixth round pick in exchange for their own. The Leafs have only picked at #208 once, and they got Mike Tomlak out of the deal.
Pension Plan Puppets: Back to Excited Episode 66: Draft Day Recap
Welcome to another episode of Back to Excited. We recap and discuss a busy draft day for the Leafs.
In particular, we discuss1:10 - The Patrick Marleau salary dump
13:05 - The reported Kapanen and Johnsson agreements
21:52 - The Leafs current cap situation, the options they have to address their defense, and their relative lack of options to do so
1:09:39 - the picks the Leafs made.
As always, you can find us on iTunes and Soundcloud. Let us know what you think of the moves the Leafs made on Saturday.
My NHL Trade Rumors: NHL Rumors: Toronto Maple Leafs - Contract Extensions For Kasperi Kapanen And Andreas Johnsson Almost Done
Bob McKenzie: The Toronto Maple Leafs basically have a contract extension agreement in place for forward Kasperi Kapanen. It likely only be formalized until the Mitch Marner situation is resolved.
It will be a three-year deal with an AAV in the range of $3.2 and $3.4 million.
Darren Dreger: The Maple Leafs are closing in on a contract extension for forward Andreas Johnsson.
It will be a four-year deal with an AAV in the range of $3.25 and $3.5 million.
Bob McKenzie: Once formalize, expect three years at a $3.
My NHL Trade Rumors: NHL Rumors: Toronto Maple Leafs - Marner, Senators, Blues, Vegas
Darner Dreger: (Friday) Summary of some radio comments
"I believe the parameters of an extension with Leafs have been discussed. $11 mil or more not part of discussions.
Like the Matthews contract, term is a huge sticking point for Marner. Not interested in max term. Remains committed to visiting with teams next week if there's no agreement with Toronto."
@Prospects_Watch: Elliotte Friedman on Sportsnet 590 on the Maple Leafs and Marner: "You want to talk about one that has gotten awkward, this has gotten awkward between everyone involved...Both sides are sitting there saying they're surprised it has gotten to this point.
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Fansided: Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Recap: Hard Not to Be Happy
Roughly 24 hours now after the final pick was made, and it appears as if most of them were.
The Maple Leafs sit with more cap space at this very moment than when the draft began. Their queue of pending RFAs, which previously stood at three, has since been whittled down to one. And despite lacking a first-round selection (we'll get to the topic of first rounders in a bit) this year, Kyle Dubas & Co. are leaving Vancouver with a fresh batch of comparatively valuable prospects of which to groom in the years to come.