David Booth is coming to Toronto with a pretty significant chip on his shoulder. He told The Bryan Hayes Show on TSN 1050 that he wants to “revive” his career, and he thinks he’ll be given ample opportunity to do that with the Blue & White. With the departures of Nikolai Kulemin and Mason Raymond, there’s certainly an opportunity to be had. The story is from NHL.com.
Anthony Petrielli of Maple Leafs Hot Stove conducted a wide-ranging, three-part interview with Toronto Maple Leafs director of amateur scouting Dave Morrison. In Part One, Morrison talks a bit about William Nylander and the other recent draftees who impressed him at development camp. In Part Two, he talks about how the Leafs operate as a scouting staff and where they’re at in comparison to the rest of the league. The interviews are definitely worth the read.
Interview Day continues as Adam Carter of CBC.ca spoke with brand new assistant coach Peter Horachek. He doesn’t really have much to say about his potential role with the team as he’s yet to meet with the rest of the coaching staff, but he does stress the importance of strong defensive play.
In other news, Angus Wilkinson III of Pension Plan Puppets offers his analysis and lends credence to the rumours that Steven Stamkos’ goal is to sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs as fast as humanly possible. (NOTE: This is satire.)