Reaction to Tim Leiweke stepping down as MLSE president, the latest on Taylor Hall and Marc Methot, plus the latest on the Winnipeg Jets.
TORONTO STAR/TORONTO SUN/CBC.CA: Mark Zwolinski reports the Maple Leafs underwent huge philosophical change. Mike Zeisberger believes Leiweke’s legacy has yet to be determined. Elliotte Friedman reports Leiweke would only commit to remaining with MLSE to June 30, 2015.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Leiweke’s legacy with the Leafs – for better or worse – could be the hiring of Brendan Shanahan, which resulted in the club’s replacing their assistant coaches and general managers, and the hiring of hockey analytics experts.
EDMONTON SUN: Taylor Hall took advantage of an extended injury-free offseason to elevate his training.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: A healthier, fitter Hall could have his best season yet, which could go a long way toward helping the Oilers move up in the standings.
OTTAWA SUN: Don Brennan believes the Senators should make Marc Methot their new captain, once they’ve re-signed him to a new contract.
WINNIPEG SUN: Breaking down the Jets by position to determine if they’re any better than they were last season.