1. 2010 NHL Mock Draft

    1. Edmonton Oilers Taylor Hall, LW (Windsor, OHL) Strengths: Fantastic Speed, Offensive Instincts Weaknesses: Must improve strength to make the jump to the NHL Really not a surprise the Oilers begin a new era with an outstanding player...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 4 years ago 222 reads 5 comments

  2. Why the Toronto Maple Leafs Need Nathan Horton and Stephen Weiss

    Ah yes, only five more days till the 2010 NHL draft, which of course means five more days of rumours from the realistic to ridiculous (see: Eklund's Semin for Brodeur)...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 4 years ago 3,076 reads 55 comments

  3. NHL: Offseason Dreamin', Again

    It has been eight months since I wrote last, so I thought I would return with my favorite past time, predictions. Yes, my predictions can sometimes be farfetched and, in some cases, just down right dumb, but they're always fun...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 4 years ago 433 reads 5 comments

  4. Toronto Maple Leafs: Top 10 Prospects

    1. Jonas GustavssonPosition: GoalieNationality: Swedish Age: 24 Acquired: Free AgentStrengths: Three things you want in a goalie size, aggressive and technically sound.Weaknesses: Has little to no experience against North American shooters...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 1,077 reads 4 comments

  5. NHL Northeast Preview: Toronto Maple Leafs

    By beefing up his fourth line and defense core GM Brian Burke addressed his major concern about the Leafs and their lack of toughness...

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  6. Maple Leafs Not Interested In Nikolai Zherdev, But Can They Still CAPITALize?

    Despite all the speculation that the Toronto Maple Leafs have interest in signing the offensively gifted Nikolai Zherdev, USA Today's Kevin Allen is reporting that Toronto GM Brian Burke has told him that he has "no interest in signing Zherdev"...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 2,191 reads 9 comments

  7. Top NHL Rookies To Watch in 2009-2010: Defensemen

    Every season the NHL welcomes a new crop of rookies, these rookies are the future superstars, shutdown defensemen, and all-star goalies. With the season still agonizingly far from starting, let's take a look at some guys who could be leading the pack...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 9,589 reads 16 comments

  8. Could The Maple Leafs Be Interested In Nikolai Zherdev?

    With the striking of noon today, it appears as if the New York Rangers have decided to walk away from the one-year $3.9 million contract awarded to Nikolai Zherdev by an arbitrator...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 658 reads 1 comments

  9. Toronto Maple Leafs' Prospect Profile: Jerry D'Amigo

    Drafted in the sixth round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Jerry D'Amigo could be another great late round find for the Toronto Maple Leafs...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 729 reads 1 comments

  10. Toronto Maple Leafs Prospect Profile: Chad Rau

    Drafted in the seventh round of the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Rau has turned into a nice find for the Toronto Maple Leafs.Once a USHL Rookie of the Year, Rau spent four years at Colorado College scoring 140 points in 159 games...

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  11. Porter's Weekly Leafland Talk: Who Could Be Joining The Leafs Up Front?

    Brian Burke has been a busy man in the last few weeks, so it's no surprise he took a well-deserved fishing trip this week...

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  12. Jonas Gustavsson Now a Toronto Maple Leaf

    Sportsnet is reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have won the Jonas Gustavsson sweepstakes. "The Monster" has signed a one-year deal with the Leafs worth $810,000 and a $90,000 signing bonus...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 681 reads 4 comments

  13. Leafs Sign Six Players Including Nazem Kadri

    The Leafs made some minor moves today, re-signing Ben Ondrus and Ryan Hamilton. They also signed three free agent forwards Tim Brent, Jay Rosehill, and Richard Greenop...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 422 reads 1 comments

  14. Francois Beauchemin: The Newest Toronto Defenseman

    According to Rogers Sportsnet, the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed defenseman Francois Beauchemin to a three-year deal worth something in the area of $10 million...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 888 reads 1 comments

  15. Toronto Maple Leafs' Prospect Profile: Leo Komarov

    Leo Komarov is maybe the perfect player to play in GM Brian Burke's system. He is small at 5'10" but plays like he's 6'6". Leo is a pest; plain and simple, but he's not a liability defensively or offensively on the ice...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 1,237 reads 0 comments

  16. Tomas Kaberle's Potential Suitors: Possible Trades

    The Toronto Maple Leafs currently have 10 able-bodied defensemen on their roster, only adding to the speculation that long-time Leaf Tomas Kaberle is on the way out via trade...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 1,748 reads 22 comments

  17. Porter's Weekly Leafland Talk: The Perfect NHL Draft for the Toronto Maple Leafs

    With the 2009 NHL Entry Draft just a few short days away, I thought I'd join the countless others who have put their ideas for the Leafs forward. Remember—this is just my ideas, not predictions...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 1,101 reads 9 comments

  18. NHL Mock Entry Draft: Rounds 1-2

    New York Islanders 1. Victor Hedman D Modo (Swe JE)The Islanders haven't said who they'll select first overall but it seems like their leaning towards the big Swedish defenseman...

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  19. Toronto Maple Leafs' Prospect Profile: Juraj Mikus

    Juraj is virtually an unknown commodity when it comes to Maple Leafs prospects. The 20-year-old Slovak was selected in the fifth round—134th overall—in the 2007 draft by the Leafs...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 1,234 reads 0 comments

  20. Toronto Maple Leafs' Prospect Profile: Jerome Flaake

    Germany's Jerome Flaake is on the fast track for the NHL and he'll burst on the scene with the Toronto Maple Leafs soon enough. Flaake is one of the best prospects to come out of Germany in years...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 1,451 reads 2 comments

  21. Porter's Weekly Leafland Talk:The Leafs Need Two First Round Draft Picks

    Leafs GM Brian Burke has said he wants Tavares, but this isn't the best choice. Instead, the Leafs need to pick up two first round draft choices and develop an offensive one-two punch...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 510 reads 3 comments

  22. Name That Team! What Will the New Ontario Based Team Be Called?

    According to many hockey media outlets, Jim Balsillie has offered a enormous $212.5 million in an effort to purchase the Phoenix Coyotes. The deal is hinging on the condition that if he does take over the Coyotes he will be able to move them to Ontario...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 779 reads 5 comments

  23. Toronto Maple Leafs' Prospect Profile: Jimmy Hayes

    Jimmy Hayes will no doubt be on the list of great Leaf's prospects to come out of the 2008 draft ( see: Luke Schenn, Mikhail Stefanovich, Joel Champagneand Jerome Flaake).Jimmy was taken with the Leaf's second-round pick, 60th overall...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 587 reads 1 comments

  24. College Finds: Diamonds In the Rough

    With the recent Leafs signing of Christian Hanson, I thought it would be appropriate to discuss some other good college signings. Here are the top ten college-signed players coming at you now: 10...

    Jack Porter Written by Jack Porter about over 5 years ago 350 reads 1 comments

  25. Toronto Maple Leafs' Prospect Profile: Viktor Stalberg

    Viktor Stalberg has become a gem of a pick for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Stalberg was passed by in his first two years of draft eligibility, but in 2006 the Leafs made him their sixth-round pick, 161st overall...

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