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Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: June 12, 2014

Darren Dreger of TSN reported ex-San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle (his rights were traded to the New York Islanders but he isn’t expected to sign there) have the Toronto Maple Leafs high on his list of potential fits. The soon-to-be free agent (barring a deal with the Islanders) is believed to want a two-year deal and Dreger added his price tag might be more than the Leafs are willing to pay.

Jeff Veillette of The LeafsNation looks into the possibility of adding Boyle. Does it make sense for the Leafs? Does it make sense for Boyle? Could this actually happen?

Jonas Siegel of TSN made his triumphant return to blogging yesterday. Dave Nonis spoke to the media about the draft, free agency and the search for some new assistant coaches.

Toronto Maple Leafs fan Chad Goodmurphy of We Got This Covered got to play around with EA Sports’ NHL 15 video game at the E3 conference in Los Angeles, and he loved every minute of it. It looks like a big improvement over 14.

Today in random NHL draft profiles: Nick Schmaltz, from Chris Dilks of SB Nation Hockey Blog. Some team picking late in the first round could end up with a huge steal in the offensively inclined left-winger.

PPP of Pension Plan Puppets wrote a really touching ode to his father for his 60th birthday and you should read it.

Tags: Dan Boyle Dave Nonis Nick Schmaltz Toronto Maple Leafs

9 Comments on Toronto Maple Leafs News & Notes: June 12, 2014

  1. Peter Hefner says:

    Trade Dion!

  2. Peter Hefner says:

    Draft picks cause I like what I see on the farm granberg,Finn, and Brennan let the kids play defense to slow and old to many shots should be looking at youth! Free agent Brooks Orpik and scorer like Hemsky!

    • Tim Bayer says:

      Orpik is worse than Phaneuf, by far. Nobody can fill Phaneuf’s role on the team right now. They need to be adding quality d-men to help Phaneuf out, not trading him away and overpaying for a replacement.

  3. jimithy says:

    There is only one sure thing that will happen. But, this ‘sure thing’ can be divided into three sub-things which can in turn be divided into sixty seven lesser things. In the spirit of brevity these will be reduced to one sure thing along with a brief sigh. Here goes— The Leafs remain intact, and the ‘C’ remains intact.

    • Tim Bayer says:

      Define “intact”. There are bound to be some changes in the offseason, no?

      • jimithy says:

        I don’t think so. At least nothing earth shatteringly mind blowing. If Dion is sporting the ‘C’ next season than all is lost. He has shown little leadership on the ice nor off, with the media, the fans and me. In fact no one has ever admitted to playing poorly.

        I hope there are changes. Big changes. But with about six big time key players never living up to expectations, not much can be done in one shot. Start with the ‘C’.

        • Tim Bayer says:

          I just don’t see how switching captains is going to change anything. Maybe if there was a clear-cut replacement, but there isn’t. You could potentially give it to Lupul I guess but he’s injured all the time.

          • jimithy says:

            I think switching captains would at least initiate some kind of forward thinking resolve. The current captain has shown no leadership qualities, ergo he is not qualified. The captain thing is no big deal really, but if it does exist than why not give it to someone who at least can communicate effectively. #3 is not a talky guy, he would rather lead by example. Look how that has worked out.

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