Leafs Make Cuts. Bodie waives goodbye. Injury Prone Player Hurt.

Jon Steitzer
September 29 2014 11:20AM


It’s a weird day when Leafs twitter bemoans the fact that Toronto has put an enforcer on waivers. Of course if that enforcer is Troy Bodie, and means a greater likelihood that Colton Orr and/or Frazer McLaren will start the season as Leafs I guess there’s some reason for outrage.

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Quantifying Compete Level: The Fanciest of Stats

Jon Steitzer
September 19 2014 11:36AM



There has been a lot of talk lately about how the Leafs have used stats in the past few years, and that they’ve got internal ways of measuring players success. I found this interesting, because any stat they are using would seemingly defy any logical means to assess a player’s success. The other thing that can’t be ignored is the fact that the Leafs management carryovers (Nonis and Carlyle) seemingly have a love affair with the term compete level. Compete level until now has had no definition, but I felt it is time to give it one, and the proper statistic support to back it up.

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Introducing BozFeed: Which Leaf Are You?

Jon Steitzer
September 17 2014 08:17AM

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In my opinion there's been a problem with the content on The Leafs Nation for a while, people have been putting too much thought into their work. Writers have been doing their best to provide analysis, they've been making charts and graphs, they've been translating Swedish hockey sites so you can know more about Viktor Loov. Today I am taking a stance against effort, and bringing you a clickbait alternative with the start of a bi-weekly feature called BozFeed. 

For people who were tired of having to think too hard when Cam was talking about Relative Corsi for players with 45% or lower Offensive Zone starts you’re in luck, now you’ve got BozFeed!

Was Jeff’s analysis of the shootout pushing your brain to hard? Don’t Worry, BozFeed is here!

Was my analysis in..If HFBoards ran the Leafs   Playoff Bingo  uhh...CRAP! I guess I was already doing this, but now it has a name. BOZFEED!

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #13 Tom Nilsson

Jon Steitzer
September 01 2014 07:54AM

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Now that Gunnarsson is gone it’s time to make way for the next Leafs Swedish defenseman. While that’s more likely to be Granberg in the short term, and Loov could be the better long term option, there’s some really interesting middle ground with Tom Nilsson. Nilsson ranked 16th in our voting last year , and has now skyrocketed up to 13th based largely on one writer's belief that he might be the second best defensive prospect to make a significant impact (Hint: I’m that jackass).

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #16 Dominic Toninato

Jon Steitzer
August 29 2014 07:47AM

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What can be said about Dominic Toninato that explains why we think that he’s the 16th best prospect in the Maple Leafs organization? Last year we had the excitement of him being above a point per game in the USHL which was good enough to put him 15th in our rankings. He looked to be following a path similar to Tony Cameranesi, in fact, his USHL numbers were better than Cameranesi’s, and he’s bigger. Both are fast Minnesotan kids attending University of Minnesota Duluth, their paths are similar so their rankings often are too.

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