Mikhail Grabovski in a Washington Capitals shirt

Steve Dangle
September 14 2013 12:25PM


Pfff this picture of Grabo in Caps gear doesn't make me miserable and sad at all pfffffft...

...Ok this sucks.

Mikhail Grabovski is back in town....sort of. About an hour outside of it.

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Leafs scrimmage gets nasty

Steve Dangle
September 14 2013 12:06PM

Truculence lives!

There were some interesting items of note from today's Leafs camp scrimmages. For example, 19-year-old Morgan Rielly skated on a defensive pairing with Dion Phaneuf. More interesting to me though was just how nasty things got.

Here's what went down.

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Darryl Sittler on this year's Leafs, Morgan Rielly, and Tim Leiweke

Steve Dangle
September 13 2013 08:28PM


Neat picture, but who's the knob interviewing Darryl Sittler with a Galaxy S3?

I had the opportunity to have a brief chat with Leafs legend and Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Darryl Sittler on Friday morning about this year's Leafs, Morgan Rielly, and Tim Leiweke's stance on Leafs history.

How you ask?

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Nazem Kadri is in the driver's seat

Steve Dangle
September 11 2013 11:04AM


I didn't need to use this picture, but I really, really wanted to.

Unless you missed the 40,000 tweets about it, "The Dream" aka Nazem Kadri has signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. As fellow awesome TLN writer Cam Charron wrote shortly before this post, Kadri's contract is very good for the Leafs.

I'm not here to talk about the contract itself. We've already touched on that. What I want to talk about is what happens next. Are you ready for it? OK here it is...

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Steve Dangle
September 10 2013 01:09AM

Name: Stuart Percy
Position: Defense   
Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
Size: 6’1", 187 lbs
2013 Team: Mississauga Steelheads (OHL), Toronto Marlies (AHL)
Acquired: Drafted, 1st Round, 25th Overall in 2011

I remember Stuart Percy's draft day.

While covering the 2011 Memorial Cup in Mississauga, I met Percy about a month before his draft day. Percy was playing for the host Mississauga St. Michael's Majors (now the Steelheads), and while he wasn't the biggest name on the team, he was making some of the biggest headlines.

Ranked 53rd among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, it looked like Percy would go somewhere around the 3rd round. Brian Burke spoke very highly of Percy however, and suggestions came out that not only would the Leafs like to draft him in the 1st round, but that he may not even still be available by that point.

I was DMing Stuart on Twitter the day before and the day of the draft. Nothing in particular, until around zero hour.

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