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Offline cw

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Prospect News
« on: July 11, 2011, 12:52:12 PM »
Over the last week, the Leafs held their prospect camp. Prior to that a good draft.

Since the site got corrupted, here's a bunch of links, audio & video for those looking to get filled in:


Final thoughts from the Leafs development camp
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/leafs-beat/final-thoughts-from-the-leafs-development-camp/article2091345/page2/


Leafs' prospects go all out   
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Toronto/2011/07/07/18390866.html

Buds get message on messaging   
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Toronto/2011/07/06/18385751.html

Mem Cup rivals now on same team   
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Toronto/2011/07/07/18390891.html

Keeping future Leafs on straight and narrow   
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Toronto/2011/07/04/18373871.html

Dream come true for Percys
http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Toronto/2011/07/03/18369151.html

Long shots in Leafs land
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/leafs-beat/long-shots-in-leafs-land/article2087914/

Putting Leafs prospects to the test
http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/nhl/mapleleafs/article/1019546--putting-leafs-prospects-to-the-test

Rookie Camp Video (Days 1-4)
http://video.mapleleafs.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=802&id=120281
http://video.mapleleafs.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=802&id=120338
http://video.mapleleafs.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=802&id=120407
http://video.mapleleafs.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=1206&id=120472
- those videos aren't necessarily that hot but some others on are the page that may be of interest (for example, interviews with players and coaches)

Leafs' Oslo centre needs to fatten up
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/07/05/leafs-oslo-centre-needs-to-fatten-up

Being a Leaf makes Tyler Biggs sick to his stomach
http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/nhl/mapleleafs/article/1019453--being-a-leaf-makes-tyler-biggs-sick-to-his-stomach

Leafs’ Biggs headed for bigger, better things
http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/article/1021435--leafs-biggs-headed-for-bigger-better-things

VIDEO: Maple Leafs prospect Jesse Blacker making strides
http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/41268-VIDEO-Maple-Leafs-prospect-Jesse-Blacker-making-strides.html

Jesse Blacker
Maple Leafs prospect with Matt Brown
Thursday, July 7th, 2011
Sportsnet Radio THE FAN 590's Matt Brown caught up with the OHL champion and Maple Leafs prospect on the final day of Toronto's Rookie Development camp.
http://www.fan590.com/ondemand/media.jsp?content=20110707_144554_8328

Blacker, Gardiner on path to Leafs
http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/nhl/mapleleafs/article/1020102--blacker-gardiner-on-path-to-leafs#.ThONnhoKi0s.twitter

Toronto Maple Leafs Prospects Profile Series: Tyler Biggs
http://thehockeywriters.com/toronto-maple-leafs-prospects-profile-series-tyler-biggs/

VIDEO: Maple Leafs prospects Tyler Biggs and Stuart Percy fit the mold
http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/41274-.html

Feisty German impresses Leaf scouts
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/07/07/feisty-german-impresses-leaf-scouts

Stuart Percy - Thursday June 30th, 2011 on Bill Watters
http://emedia.640toronto.com/Podcasts/1064/stuart_percy_06_30_11.mp3

Tyler Biggs - Tuesday June 28th, 2011 on Bill Watters
http://emedia.640toronto.com/Podcasts/1064/11_0628_-_tyler_biggs.mp3

Leafs goalie from here, there, everywhere
http://www.torontosun.com/2011/07/04/leafs-goalie-has-amazing-tale

Maple Leafs form partnership with German team to improve development
http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=568753

Toronto Marlies Head Coach Dallas Eakins joins Gord Stellick to discuss the young and upcoming talent in the Leafs organization.
http://www.fan590.com/ondemand/media.jsp?content=20110708_124400_3120

Lance Hornby
Writer, Toronto Sun with Anthony Totera
Friday, July 8th, 2011
The Leafs beat writer joins Anthony Totera to discuss the Leafs development camp.
http://www.fan590.com/ondemand/media.jsp?content=20110708_023727_9608

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2011, 07:19:49 PM »
Thanks for these, cw. I've heard really good things about both Blacker and Gardiner from this, particularly in regards to their skating. It'll be really nice if they could crack the lineup in the new couple of years, as speed and skating are definitely the biggest weaknesses on our blue line right now.

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2011, 08:43:16 PM »
Nice list.

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2011, 08:50:31 PM »
Good lord cw, you really are a content-generating machine.

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2011, 10:28:18 PM »
Good lord cw, you really are a content-generating machine.

Thankfully he remembered most of the old discussions that were going on. Not to mention there has been a bit of Leafs related news.

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2011, 02:58:44 PM »

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 01:08:53 AM »
http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/41113-International-Scouting-Services-Best-draft-picks-by-round.html


Round 6

David Broll - Round 6 saw some older players go who I have been high on for a while, with Nathan Lieuwen (Buffalo) and Pathrik Westerholm (Vancouver), but the best pick of the round was the very first when Toronto selected Broll.

After selecting Tyler Biggs in the first round, the Leafs set themselves up with what will quite possibly be the most terrifying combo in the league if the two steamrollers end up on the same line. Broll can be considered Biggs-light and when he gets going he is a near impossible force to stop. Broll is a great pick that Leafs Nation should be able to get behind quite easily.

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2011, 01:47:16 PM »
Rumour has it that Mitchell Heard, who was at the Rookie Camp last month has signed an ATO and will play in the the upcoming Rookie Tournament.

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2011, 06:28:23 PM »
Yes, I believe I Heard about that. God is the Leafs news slow. How about we all send this site to ten Leaf fans we know and hopefully bring a lot of new blood and insights into this forum.
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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 08:14:52 AM »
From all the Leafs prospects I think Kadri will definitely start with the big club and Gardiner will somehow find his way onto the team. The rest of the guys like Colborne and Blacker need more seasoning in the AHL.

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2011, 03:58:01 PM »
I just read the roster for the rookie tournament and there are some names on there to be excited about. It's nice to see the organization getting stronger.

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 06:30:31 PM »
Yes, I believe I Heard about that. God is the Leafs news slow. How about we all send this site to ten Leaf fans we know and hopefully bring a lot of new blood and insights into this forum.

Sweet baby jesbus, no!

We'd end up with half of Woodbridge in here.

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2011, 02:09:17 AM »
Yes, I believe I Heard about that. God is the Leafs news slow. How about we all send this site to ten Leaf fans we know and hopefully bring a lot of new blood and insights into this forum.

Sweet baby jesbus, no!

We'd end up with half of Woodbridge in here.

WoodaaBridge.

And someone please tell Sondre Olden to eat something!

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2011, 04:15:56 PM »
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=965911

Is there any truth to this? Did Biggs actually try out for the team?

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Re: Prospect News
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2011, 05:51:46 PM »
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=965911

Is there any truth to this? Did Biggs actually try out for the team?

He was cut from Team USA's summer camp for the World Juniors, which typically closely resembles what their final roster will look like in December/January. He could still make the team in the end if injuries strike or if he is having a very impressive season up to that point.

It's definitely disappointing that he was cut, but it's also not the end of the world. First, it sounds like he wasn't really given a fair chance at camp, and was often played in a 4th line role. Second, he would have been one of the youngest players on the team, and in a tournament typically dominated by players a year older than he is. Third, as I already mentioned, it's still possible he makes the team in the end. And finally, he already has Team USA experience, as he was captain of their U-18 team last year. So while he may have to sit out this year, I'm sure he'll be looked at very closely next year when he's older.
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Re: Prospect News
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