Rating the Leafs Role Players

Jon Steitzer
April 17 2015 04:00PM

Looking back on the season it's safe to say it’s been a mixed year for Leafs role players. There was some good, it may not leap out at you looking at the roster right now, but when you figure that Daniel Winnik and Mike Santorelli brought in a return of Brendan Leipsic, a 2nd and 4th, the Leafs clearly knew what they were doing late last summer. This make a strong case for sitting out the early days of free agency.

Unfortunately after those two names there is a substantial drop in the quality. There have been players who have had nice stretches over parts of the season, but generally there should be a lack of excitement over the current depth of this roster. 

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Leafs Locker Cleanout Day

Jon Steitzer
April 13 2015 11:56AM


Many of the Leafs were packing up their stuff and heading for the trading block the World Hockey Championships Aruba. As is tradition, they had an endless series of microphones jammed in their faced and were asked questions that were predominantly answered in cliches. Some of the players comments were more interesting than others and we've got those for you right here in one convenient location.

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TLN Player Power Rankings: April 13, 2014

Jon Steitzer
April 13 2015 08:02AM

After the events of the weekend and the season coming to close the one thing I know everyone wants to talk about is how the Leafs played last week and you're curious to see where they rank. The one thing I was tempted to do was turn this into a look at how players rank over the full season, but with number of TLN season ending articles in the works I'm going to hold off on those. 

For those of you hoping that this is the end of Player Power Rankings for the season, I'd like to remind you that I can't be killed and they will continue to appear here, but not necessarily every week. Just on those weeks when you really don't want to put up with me.

Without further adieu...

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LGD: Columbust

Jon Steitzer
April 08 2015 11:00AM


It's another exciting round of the Matt Frattin Bowl! It's also a chance to appreciate which team David Clarkson is a scratch for. It would have been nice to see Dave falling down in a different shade of Blue tonight as it would give the end of the season a more positive feel, instead we'll have the other kind of joy where we pretend he doesn't exist.

The Blue Jackets have been on a nice little run and have been actively doing everything they can to make sure they don't add another promising young player to an already solid young core, and the Leafs, well, the Leafs better lose tonight because I am losing faith that the Hurricanes will ever win another hockey game.

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TLN Player Power Rankings: April 6, 2015

Jon Steitzer
April 06 2015 09:00AM

We are now down to the final two games in the season, which means this weeks power rankings are more important than ever if want to be in the know for how the Leafs will close out this season. Considering about half these guys won't be back next year it's our chance to say goodbye and send these players off with an appreciation that they were bad enough to finally get this team to rebuild and to hopefully draft a top line center.

On an optimistic note, we finally get to celebrate Leafs goaltending in this post, something that has been absent from pretty much every other Power Rankings post. 

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