Ian Scott is the Leafs 15th ranked prospect

Ian Scott was selected by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the fourth round of the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, the last draft with Scouting Guru (citation needed) Mark Hunter at the helm. Scott spent his entire WHL career with the Prince Albert Raiders, who selected him ninth overall in the 2014 WHL Bantam Draft, making him the highest goalie selected since the Tri-City Americans took Carey Price seventh in 2002.
At the time he was selected, Scott was coming off his first season as a WHL starting goaltender. In 50 games behind a hapless Raiders team, Scott went 12-31-3 with an .895 save percentage and two shutouts. Nothing eye-popping, but solid enough numbers for a goaltender shouldering a starter’s workload for the first time behind a bottom-three team. His stats coupled with his physical attributes and raw potential saw Scott named the third ranked North American goaltender by NHL Central Scouting entering the 2017 draft, where the Leafs made him the 11th goaltender selected at 110th overall. He signed his entry-level contract on December 14th, 2018.
Rank – Grade – NHL Readiness
15th — C — two-four yrs
Position: Goaltender
Age: 21
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 181 lbs
Drafted: 2017, Fourth round, 110th overall
What Kind of Player Is He?

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Author: Brian Reid / The Leafs Nation

Scott’s Thoughts: How to fix the draft lottery

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Scott, this topic is almost two weeks old now, it’s not relevant anymore. Well, let me be the first to say that I know, I’m just an idiot and forgot to do this one last week.
Regardless, this year’s lottery was a controversial one to say the least, as a lot of fans of really bad teams were mad that the first overall pick went to a playoff team, and that an elite team already loaded with offensive talent, like the Penguins or Leafs, could end up adding Alexis Lafreniere to their team.
And it’s deserved criticism. As Leafs fans, we can consider ourselves lucky that we were one of two last place teams to keep the first overall pick in this new lottery system. In fact, since this new system was put in place, only three teams that finished bottom three (2016 Leafs, 2018 Sabres, 2020 Sharks/Sens) actually retained their original pick, and only four (those three and the 2019 Devils) actually won any of the lottery picks. More often than not, it punishes bad teams for being too bad. It does encourage more parity in …

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Author: Scott Maxwell / The Leafs Nation

Report: Blue Jays sign former NPB pitcher Rafael Dolis

According to Scott Mitchell of TSN, the Blue Jays are signing RHP Rafael Dolis. Mitchell notes that it’ll be a one-year deal plus a team option.
Dolis, 32, appeared most recently for the Hanshin Tigers of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), tossing 57.1 innings to an ERA of 2.51, striking out 52 and walking 12. Before that, he briefly appeared in the majors for the Chicago Cubs over the course of three seasons.

#BlueJays are in agreement with right-hander Rafael Dolis on a one-year deal plus a club option, per source.The 32-year-old reliever has been pitching in Japan, but has 44 innings of MLB experience from back in 2011-13.
— Scott Mitchell (@ScottyMitchTSN) January 25, 2020

In total, the native of La Romano, Dominican Republic has appeared in over 200 MiLB games in the Cubs, Tigers, and Giants organizations.
More to come.

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Author: Hayden Godfrey / Blue Jays Nation

Can the Leafs add at the trade deadline? Should they?

Earlier today Scott Maxwell had an article about what the Leafs roster could look like if it was completely healthy. I have to say, the offensive unit gave me chills. The Leafs are very capable of rolling four lines with their current personnel, and the players on the fourth line are capable of being moved up comfortably into spots in the top nine, while the Leafs still would be carrying options like Brooks, Timashov, Gauthier, Marchment, Petan, and Aberg as reasonable backfill for the bottom of the lineup. The Leafs forward depth is a thing of beauty, but looking at the blueline and goaltending is another story.
On defense players like Muzzin, Dermott, and Holl all seem like they are great fits for the Leafs now and into the future, assuming a deal can be found with Muzzin before he hits free agency. Rielly and Barrie both bring a high level offensive game that adds value in 2/3rds of the rink, but Marincin and Ceci are borderline unplayable. There are much bigger question marks when it comes to the defensive situation and presently the organization doesn’t seem interested in the testing what they have in Rasmus Sandin or …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation