TLN Roundtable: Back It Up

Jeff Veillette
December 09 2016 05:53PM

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Frederik Andersen rules. We know this, even though a lot of people showed (reasonable) concern in his first few weeks. But he can't play every single game, and right now, nobody is really around to play the other ones. Karri Ramo has a PTO with the Marlies. Jhonas Enroth was waived after some bad performances. Antoine Bibeau technically sits on the bench right now, but is he the right option? What about Jeff Glass? Garret Sparks? Kasimir Kaskisuo? Our roundtable convenes in search of an answer: 

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Leafs trade Peter Holland to Arizona Coyotes

Jeff Veillette
December 09 2016 12:31PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have made their first trade of the regular season, sending forward Peter Holland to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

via Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman:

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Sometimes a rookie scores, sometimes they don't

Jeff Veillette
December 09 2016 09:56AM

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I think we can all agree that today's National Hockey League is one essentially run by its young talent. The game is getting faster and more systems reliant, meaning that those with the quickest skilled reflexes to break through holes are the ones that are reaping the rewards.

But in a season of youth, only one name matters.

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Leafs Postgame: Wildcard

Jeff Veillette
December 07 2016 10:56PM

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"They should've won that one, but they couldn't pull it off" has been a bit of a recording for the Toronto Maple Leafs this year, and tonight's game was no exception. Despite a dominant third period, the blue and white fell 3-2 to the Minnesota Wild on home ice.

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Marlies open road trip with loss to Comets

Jeff Veillette
December 07 2016 10:06PM

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After Sunday's win against the Hartford Wolf Pack, Toronto Marlies forward and veteran presence Rich Clune suggested that even though the team had been struggling, a couple of days together on a road trip might do the team a lot of good, at least in terms of bonding as a slightly different group compared to last season.

Tonight was their first attempt of that stretch, as they took on the Utica Comets. It went... not as well as they planned.

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