September 19 2014 06:09PM
Welcome to Round Three!
Generally, the Friday TLN Roundtable is where our smart and handsome writing staff take turns tackling the tough issues, but we're switching this up a bit this time around. Last week, you got to check out some articles from the five finalists in our Next TLN Blogger contest. This week, we gave them the keys to the Roundtable and told them to be back at a reasonable hour.
The question I posed to our finalists...
Who will be the Leafs' *surprise* player this upcoming season? (Good or bad.)
Check out the answers below and when you're done, leave a comment and let us know who had the best answers. Be part of the process! Democracy!
September 16 2014 12:24PM
The first newcomer that we've profiled so far, David Booth is 29-year old winger known for his excellent speed. There's offensive skill somewhere in that 6'0, 212lb package, but fans don't get to see it all that often.
Selected by the Florida Panthers in the second round of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Booth was a streaky scorer that reached the 20-goal mark twice and the 30-goal mark once. After being traded to Vancouver three seasons ago however, inconsistency and injuries limited Booth's effectiveness.
September 13 2014 11:59AM
It really shouldn't come as a surprise that William Nylander, the Toronto Maple Leafs top pick in this past June's NHL Entry Draft, is the organization's top prospect. He may, after all, be the most skilled forward the Leafs have drafted in well over a decade.
September 11 2014 04:21PM
The Toronto Maple Leafs are going bargain hunting for a blueliner, inviting Henrik Tallinder and Brendan Mikkelson to training camp.
September 11 2014 11:24AM
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls... Welcome to Round Two of the Next TLN Blogger contest. You already know who our five finalists are, but today you'll get to see some of their writing first hand.
Be aware that we've packed five articles into this one post - it's a beast - so go do a few stretches and grab a water bottle before you begin. And do not forget to comment on who's work you like at the bottom!