The 2014 TLN Top Twenty Leafs Prospects: Honourable Mentions

Justin Fisher
August 23 2014 10:04AM

Welcome to TLN’s 2014 Top Twenty Leafs Prospects feature, which we are kicking off today and will be running through the next few weeks. This year, Steve Dangle, Jeff Veillette, Bobby Cappucino, Jon Steitzer, Ryan Fancey, Dominik  Luszczyszyn, Steve Tzemis, Cam Charron, and Justin Fisher (yours truly) all voted on the Leafs’ top prospects. Every day, we will continue the countdown with a new prospect profile, breaking down who they are, where they play, and how far they’ll go.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - July 22nd, 2014 - #BetterSteve

Justin Fisher
July 22 2014 10:39PM

On this episode, Steve is on his honeymoon, so I join Adam and Chris to talk about David Booth, the Leafs' new-look bottom six, Kyle Dubas, and the first time Dangle got noticed in public.

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Leafs, Franson Avoid Arbitration, Agree to One-Year Contract

Justin Fisher
July 21 2014 08:16AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have avoided today's salary arbitration hearing with defenceman Cody Franson by signing him to a one-year, $3.3M contract, because apparently everyone had tee times.

Franson was the Leafs' highest scoring defender last season, with five goals and 33 points in 79 games. 

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Rinat Valiev Takes Cooking Classes, Signs Entry Level Contract

Justin Fisher
July 10 2014 09:49PM

It's been a pretty big day for Rinat Valiev, the Leafs' 2014 3rd round pick. First, he learned how to cook nutritious meals as part of Toronto's prospect development camp. Then, he signed a three-year entry level contract. 

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The Leafs' 2014 Draft, Second Rounders, and the New-Look Prospect Pool

Justin Fisher
June 30 2014 04:53PM


It appears that Dave Morrison, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Director of Amateur Scouting, has pleasantly surprised a good number of his critics.

With each of their six picks in the 2014 NHL draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected players known more for their point production potential as opposed to their size, grit, and defensive acumen. 

While a few of the newest Leafs certainly possess size and strength, each one of them has a developing offensive game that the organization’s prospect pool certainly lacked. With all due respect to Connor Brown, Andreas Johnson, and Carter Verhaeghe, offensive skill was an area that the Leafs sorely needed to improve upon.

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