Assessing the Leafs Offence Through Passing Data

Jon Steitzer
July 09 2015 01:06PM

Once upon a time the Toronto Maple Leafs had a player called Phil Kessel. With this special player offence just kind of happened for their hockey team and whether he was playing with Joey Crabb or Tyler Bozak he managed to make goals happen. One day the Toronto Maple Leafs realized that they were a pretty awful hockey team and decided to trade Phil Kessel to a place where he could be happy and they could young players who might one day make them better. Some fans accepted it, other fans did not, but all fans are left with the one lingering question, “who will drive the Leafs offence now?”

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A Glimpse at the Offensive Numbers of Travis Dermott

Jon Steitzer
July 07 2015 03:13PM

It's been almost a couple of weeks since the draft, and there is little question that it went remarkably well for the Maple Leafs. From the first round right through to the seventh there wasn't a shortage of players drafted with the potential to be a high end player for Toronto. 

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Embracing the Kessel Trade

Jon Steitzer
July 06 2015 12:40PM

I’ve had the privilege of being too busy over the past few days to have the opportunity to witness the constant outrage over the Kessel trade on twitter and various other places online. Part of me hoped that all the dirt kicking would stop, but childish articles from Steve Simmons seemed to pour more gas on the fire. (Note: Why the hell does anyone still read or care about Simmons?)

Anyways, I thought I’d weigh in with my very simplistic view on why I support the Kessel trade, and believe it had to happen now, and why it’s time to move past it. (Fun Fact: You can still like Phil Kessel on the Penguins. I like Malkin, he plays on the Penguins. I hate the team, but he’s sure nice. I think I’ll do the same with Phil.)

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Leafs Sign Shawn Matthias

Jon Steitzer
July 06 2015 08:16AM

After taking the weekend off the Leafs definitely don't have a case of the Mondays, and got back to work early signing Shawn Matthias.

The GTA-ing of the Leafs continues as the 27 year old Mississaugan has signed a one year deal with Toronto.

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A Frenzy of Free Agent Articles

Jon Steitzer
June 30 2015 03:30PM

It’s Free Agency Eve and unlike other years we don’t have to worry about getting Clarkson or Komisarek in our stockings. 

Dammit. Anyway, we here at TLN have put together some #content for you over the past couple of months on Free Agency, possible Leafs on the moves via trades, and of course there’s been the Nation Network countdown of the top free agents available. Now is an excellent time to revisit some favourites while praying to Wendel that Matt Beleskey wants to go to a contender.

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