TLN Consolidated 2016 Draft Rankings: April 12, 2016

Jon Steitzer
April 12 2016 03:01PM

Between the CHL playoffs, the Frozen Four, the OHL Draft, and the U18s starting next week, we haven't seen many new rankings released. Both Draftbuzz Hockey and Hockeyprospect.com are still on their February 29th rankings and only ISS and McKeenshave updated since our last look at the Consolidated totals on March 22nd.

With the season now beyond us, the draft lottery 18 days away, our prospect profiles now underway (read about Matthews and Laine before you check back for more), and the NHL CSS (Central Scouting) releasing their final draft rankings, it's as good a time as any for a refresher, knowing full well that at least 4 services will drop new rankings tomorrow to spite me.

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Speculating on Kadri's Next Contract

Jon Steitzer
April 12 2016 12:59PM

The Leafs season is coming to a close and with that a gloriously long window of time to begin negotiating contracts on the free agents the Leafs would like to see return, or at the very least are uncomfortable seeing them walk away for nothing. One of those deals that probably won’t get done in that window is Nazem Kadri’s next contract.

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TLN Draft Prospect Watch: Patrik Laine

Jon Steitzer
April 12 2016 07:58AM

It’s a bit of an overstatement to say that Patrik Laine wasn’t on the radar at the start of the 2015-16 season. He was certainly a prospect that people had their eyes on in September, but generally as a top 15 or top 10 pick. Bob McKenzie’s rankings had Laine at 4 and was probably pretty telling of how things would eventually play out for the young Finn.

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TLN Power Rankings: Final Edition

Jon Steitzer
April 11 2016 10:44AM

I am very excited about this weeks Power Rankings. Not because the season is over, not because the Leafs finished 30th overall, and not because the Marlies in the playoffs. No I'm excited because this is the final power rankings of the season and I am about to get a couple of hours back in day every Monday. Selfish reasons are always the best ones, and I am very excited to see what I do with my free time.

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LGD: IT'S ALMOST OVER!!!

Jon Steitzer
April 07 2016 02:40PM


You'll notice we're a little late at getting you the pregame for tonight's game against the Flyers. That's largely because we're so excited for the post game, which could include the Leafs clinching 30th overall and the Flyers making it more difficult for the Bruins to make the post season. 

Yes. It's a shame that we can't magically be transported to that time, but instead we will watch yet another Leafs hockey game.

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