"Why?" Because I said so. Here's where you're going to start: it's an article by Cam Charron at The Leafs Nation.
The issue with Zigomanis last season was his save percentage on-ice on the penalty kill was .800, so he was very unlucky in that regard last season. Coupled with a single assist, his visual statistics were pretty poor last season, even if his underlying numbers weren't. He didn't play much last season, but he had good high-quality scoring chance numbers. For a team lacking in depth at centre, with limited cheap options available, Zigomanis is a viable third-line candidate, who does all the little things right that the media love: he kills penalties, he's a 30-year old NHL veteran among the youngest team in the league, and Don Cherry loves the guy.
Evaluating Tim Connolly
David Johnson uses some numbers to tell us that Connolly is a legit top-line "C" if he's healthy. I guess that's what we're all expecting, anyway. Of course, we're not really expecting him to be very healthy.
Steve Thomas: He should always have stayed a Maple Leaf, like many Leafs before him
The title speaks for itself really. From Mike at VLM.
Could the Leafs be headed West? - Arctic Ice Hockey
You know that part in Office Space when the paranoid guy pitches his "Jump To Conclusions" mat? Samir responds with "Yes, this is hhhorrible idea."
DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE: EDITION XIV
Jason Gregor at The Leafs Nation thinks that Bettman should feel shame.
Capitals re-sign Mathieu Perrault
In case you didn't hear.
Hurricanes sign Brandon Sutter to three-year deal
Another just-in-case link.