November 05 2013 06:04PM
Connor Brown - RW - Erie (OHL)
Despite the Otters’ 11 game win streak coming to an end, winger Connor Brown had another big weekend. Brown netted a hat trick in a 6-0 Erie romp over the Niagara Ice Dogs, and added another goal and assist in a 6-2 loss to the London Knights. A five point weekend helped Brown strengthen his hold on the OHL scoring race - with 15 goals and 21 assists in 17 games, Brown’s 36 points is five up on second place.
And while the mountains of goals and assists are nice, Brown recently revealed in an interview with Hockey’s Future’s Jason Menard that it’s his plus-minus numbers that he gets excited about:
October 28 2013 03:09PM
Matt Finn - D - Guelph Storm (OHL)
This is a real statement year for Matt Finn, the Leafs’ second round pick in 2012. While 11 goals and 31 points in 41 games last season is nothing to shake a stick at, Finn will look to stay healthy and take a step forward in what should be his last year in Junior.
Early on, it looks like he’s well on his way. Finn scored a goal and an assist in Sunday’ 7-4 Guelph victory over London, and is currently working a nine game point streak that includes three goals and seven helpers. With 14 points in 13 games so far this season, Finn ranks fourth in OHL scoring amongst defencemen.
We named Finn our 5th best Leafs prospect back in September, and with Colborne now wearing a Flames jersey, he now ranks a spot higher. At 6’1, 204lb, Finn has good size to go along with a strong two-way game and hard shot. He’s right up there with Stuart Percy as the Leafs’ best defensive prospect outside of Morgan Rielly.
October 14 2013 05:50PM
Last week, Steve Dangle got really sad and pouty over the Leafs' lost to the visiting Colorado Avalanche - Toronto's only loss of the season so far.
Instead of being a good friend, and offering any form on consolation, I superimposed Steve's sad and pouty face on other photographs, hoping to embarass and demean him. You know, for fun.
Now, I'm offering all TLN readers the opportunity to do the same. Use the below image of #SadDangle to create your own hilarious photographs, and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to also post them to Twitter, and use the hashtag #SadDangle so we can find you.
October 07 2013 11:53AM
The Leafs Prospect Update is a weekly feature that will run the duration of the season, checking in on the organization's prospects, their successes, and their struggles. We'll do our best to offer a wide variety of insight and analysis on all Leafs prospects around the world, and not spend the entire article gushing over Fabrice Herzog. Moving on...
September 28 2013 11:05PM
Joe Colborne is going home.
The six-foot-five Calgary, Alberta native has been traded from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Calgary Flames for a 4th round pick in 2014. A former 1st rounder, Colborne couldn't quite nail down a roster spot during the Leafs' preseason.