Leafs Prospect Update - October 19, 2014

Justin Fisher
October 19 2014 06:47PM

Nylander The Best

In case you weren't aware, William Nylander is very good at hockey. The eighth overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry draft, it didn't take long for Nylander to make a good impression on his MODO teammates. In his first SHL game of the season, Nylander scored the game winner in the third to give MODO a 2-1 victory over Linkoping. 

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LGD - We're Going to Detroit

Justin Fisher
October 18 2014 12:30PM

detroit

After a proper 4-1 spanking last night, the Leafs will get a second crack at the Wings tonight, this time in beautiful, sunny Detroit. If you're heading down for the game, don't forget to lock your doors and don't talk to strangers.

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TLN Roundtable - The Leafs and SAS Analytics

Justin Fisher
October 17 2014 05:15PM

As you may have heard, the Toronto Maple Leafs are looking to leverage advanced analytics this year and beyond to improve their hockey club. The organization has even gone so far as to team up with analytics software company SAS in order to implement new tracking and evaluation processes. 

This week, our Roundtable tackles the question...

Now that SAS Analytics is officially on board, what is the first thing the Leafs should look into closely in order to improve?

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What Would You Do Wednesday - Sorting Out the Defence

Justin Fisher
October 15 2014 03:26PM

Wow, can you believe that Jake Gardiner has been healthy scratched two games in a row? I mean, that's nuts. There's gotta be a better way to arrange that blue line without sitting the guy you just signed to a lengthy, expensive contract.

If only we had some smart hockey minds to tell us how to fix our mess. If only there was some group of handsome and sophisticated people out there who can get this defence sorted out. The writers here at TLN certainly don't fit that bill, so let's turn it over to our readers.

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Leafs Prospect Update - October 12, 2014

Justin Fisher
October 12 2014 06:14PM

Johnson off to Strong Start in Sweden

Enough can't be said of Andreas Johnson's start to the year. Before his SHL regular season even began, Johnson and his Frolunda Indians dominated the double round-robin portion of the Champions Hockey League. In five CHL games so far, Johnson has amassed eight goals and 17 points, good for second in tournament scoring behind teammate Mathis Olimb. Read that again... 17 points! In five games! #nails

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