The Leafs are probably going to sign Steven Stamkos

Ryan Fancey
September 03 2015 05:30AM

The Leafs are probably going to sign Steven Stamkos next summer for an obscene amount of money - a league max contract perhaps. This should sound ridiculous, but in this bizarre era of the team it simply doesn't. You can laugh about it or get all defensive, especially if you're a Tampa fan, but he's not locked up yet and this season is a month away. We've been down this road before. 

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TLN Prospect Profile: #6 Travis Dermott

Ryan Fancey
August 28 2015 09:59AM

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We're nearly into our top five Leafs prospects, but just outside that group is the newly-added Travis Dermott, Toronto's second-round pick out of Erie in this pas draft. It should be noted right away that the difference between Dermott and the 4th/5th-ranked prospects on this list were minimal in terms of voting. 

Given the Leafs traded down to select him, Dermott is an example of a pick we probably didn't know too much about heading into the draft, but we definitely like what we've learned since.

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TLN's All-Time Greatest Maple Leafs Team: Curtis Joseph

Ryan Fancey
August 25 2015 08:27AM

As we embark on our annual TLN Top 20 Prospects series, it's important to remember and recognize the special players that paved the way for tomorrow's stars. Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing our first ever TLN All-Time Greatest Leafs Team, announcing a new player every day until we've filled out our 23-man roster.  

The second of our three goalies on this All-Time team should stir up a little argument. 

Curtis Joseph didn't play with the Leafs as long as some other netminders we could have included on this list, and along with Sundin is the only other entry we've had so far who played most of their career post-1990. But his contributions to the team are actually quite staggering when we look back at the Quinn era, the last time the city saw anything resembling a contender.

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TLN's All-Time Greatest Maple Leafs Team: Bobby Baun

Ryan Fancey
August 24 2015 12:53PM

As we embark on our annual TLN Top 20 Prospects series, it's important to remember and recognize the special players that paved the way for tomorrow's stars. Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing our first ever TLN All-Time Greatest Leafs Team, announcing a new player every day until we've filled out our 23-man roster.  

It might seem a little surprising to include a defenceman who averaged just around 15 points per season on an all-time team, especially when the Leafs have had their share of offensively gifted blue liners come and go through the years. But there was no way we were leaving Bob Baun off this roster. 

Baun was among a core of players who went through a Cup three-peat for Toronto in the early sixties, and of all the players on our list, had arguably the most shining single moment in Leafs' history. 

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TLN Prospect Profile: #11 Nikita Korostelev

Ryan Fancey
August 21 2015 07:49AM

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Continuing with our annual Leafs prospect rankings, the 11th-ranked player on our list is Nikita Korostelev, this year's seventh-round pick out of Sarnia of the OHL. You're probably wondering why a newly-drafted player who was taken so late could be this high on our list, so let us explain after the jump.

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