Here are a few links for some of the best Maple Leaf and NHL articles from around the web for the week of November 12, 2012:
“Where Will The Leafs Draft If The Season Is Cancelled?” by Stephen Emrich at Pension Plan Puppets
Emrich runs a Monte Carlo simulation using the same format that was used in 2005 to try and determine the Maple Leafs draft position in the even of a cancelled season.
“STEPHEN WEISS: No Negotiation On New Contract If Lockout Ends“ from George Richards at The Miami Herald
Weiss will not negotiate during the season (if there is one), which means he will be a UFA at the end of the year. Although he says he wants to remain a Panther, the lure of big dollars and a change of scenery might convince him to test the UFA waters. Weiss has often been linked to the Maple Leafs and he could be a target for Brian Burke next season if he becomes available.
“Roster Management: What Would It Cost To Retain Our 2013 UFAs“ by Curt S. at Blue Chip Prospects
Curt looks specifically at Tyler Bozak, Joffrey Lupul and Clarke MacArthur.
“Sundin Will Never Forget What Leafs Fans Gave Him“ from Ryan Dadoun at Pro Hockey Talk
Link includes Sundin’s Hall of Fame induction speech video.
“Brian Burke, Analytics And The Future“ by Cam Charron at The Leafs Nation
Burke stated at a Sports Management Conference last week that he didn’t think analytics provide any value at all. Not sure if it was said tongue-in-cheek, but if he truly believes that then the Maple Leafs have the wrong President and General Manager.
“NHL Lockout: Why Do Billionaires Keep Buying Teams That Lose Money“ from Jonathan Willis at the Edmonton Journal
Must read, a great look at how NHL teams might not actually be losing all the money they say they are.
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