Tonight was a little straight forward. The Leafs showed up. Picked when they were supposed to. They continued to prioritize skill above all else and selected a talented young player who already has 5 points in 10 games in the KHL this season, and then literally nothing else happened Leafs related for the rest of the draft. Of course, we might start getting more out of the insiders tonight and we’ll wake up to a whole new set of rumours tomorrow.
The post draft media availability
Kyle Dubas met with members of the Toronto media following the draft. Here are a few of the highlights of that conversation.
Dubas says Leafs aren’t planning to qualify Evan Rodrigues “at this point in time”
— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 7, 2020
Since this is the biggest piece of news out of the press conference we’ll start with that. Unfortunately a cheap deal couldn’t be found for Rodrigues and he’ll hit free agency. Not really a loss for the Leafs, and potentially they can come back around and get something done, but Rodrigues’ will join the elite company of Nathan Horton as players who will be unrestricted free agents for the Leafs this offseason …
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation