Toronto Star: New assistant coach Steve Spott seems to be already feeling the dislike from Phil Kessel.
Quote from coaches that attended a Steve Spott coaching clinic:
“Spott said Carlyle’s attitude was that we’re fired before (Kessel is) out of here, the hierarchy doesn’t want to deal with Phil. He scores 30 (goals) a year and that’s all they want,” said one of the attendees. “(Spott said) Phil hates coaches. He hates Randy. He hates me and I don’t even know him yet.”
Sportsnet: After last season Joffrey Lupul was ’50/50′ on his future with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
“If you were to talk to me right after the year last year I would have been, in my mind… it would have been 50/50 whether I would have been back,” Lupul said.
The Bleacher Report: Ranking the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Top 10 Prospects:
10. Greg McKegg 9. Rinat Valiev 8. Viktor Loov 7. Josh Leivo 6. Connor Brown 5. Stuart Percy 4. Andreas Johnson 3. Frederik Gauthier 2. Matt Finn 1. William Nylander