Nylander, Brown an example of Leafs' new-found patience

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 05 2015 09:05AM

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Now that the Maple Leafs, Marlies, and Solar Bears are all out of hockey games to play, the focus of everybody has started to shift into the off-season, if not directly into next year. Many are already curious to see where exactly William Nylander and Connor Brown could slot into a potential Leafs lineup come October. According to Kyle Dubas, however, there's no rush to make such a thing happen just yet.

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Mailbag: Stolen, Sealed, Delivered. By Me.

Bobby Cappuccino
May 04 2015 04:00PM

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I stole the mailbag from Jeffler this week, so for the first time ever you'll get some actual answers to your questions.

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TLN Player Power Rankings: Future Leafs Edition

Jon Steitzer
May 04 2015 10:58AM

It’s a long way to go before the Leafs are playing hockey again, and that means the occasional Player Power Rankings may have to go off the beaten path, and look at players who aren’t Leafs (yet.) This week I’m looking to the HFBoards to help me out, and here are the Power Rankings of players acquired by the HFBoards for the Leafs.

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Toronto Marlies Eliminated From Calder Cup Playoffs

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 03 2015 05:41PM

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Many thought this series was over after what we saw last weekend. The Toronto Marlies, a team that has spent months playing with their backs against the wall, rallied from adversity not once, but twice, to take a 2-0 lead in their best of five opening round series against the Grand Rapids Griffins. The past few days haven't been helpful to their cause, though; the Griffins rebounded and tied the series with two wins of tonight. Tonight's game offered two paths; another 4+ games of hockey, or a dead end.

Unfortunately, the Griffins proved to be too much for them, winning Game 5 by a score of 3-1.

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Marlies Lose Game 4, Winner-Take-All Tomorrow Night

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 02 2015 08:26PM

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Thankfully, the post-Red Wings elimination fall out wasn't as bad as it could have theoretically been. Landon Ferraro would have had to clear waivers. Tomas Jurco has an international stage to hang out on. Petr Mrazek is too good to set foot in another league at this point. The only player to find his way to the Grand Rapids Griffins was Alexey Marchenko. So, it could have been worse.

But this Griffins team is still good. Very good, even, as they proved tonight by tying the series by outscoring the Toronto Marlies 5-4.

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