TLN's All-Time Greatest Leafs Team: Tomas Kaberle

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 29 2015 08:31AM

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.  

Thirty seconds left in the game. Leafs are down by one and are on the powerplay. Lose the faceoff because they can't trade for Yanic Perreault anymore. The other team dumps the puck. You have time to recover it, make one zone entry, and possibly take a shot or two. Who do you send to start if off?

If your answer isn't Tomas Kaberle, you're objectively wrong.

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TLN Prospect Profile #9: Brendan Leipsic

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 25 2015 04:38PM

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When it became obvious that the Leafs were getting ready for a fire sale last winter, everybody knew what they wanted back - picks, picks, and more picks. After all, great teams tend to utilize the draft to pick the members of their future core, and thanks to their age, allow for a lot of well-thought out planning to get them where they need to go.

So, naturally, when the Leafs traded Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli to the Nashville Predators, most of the focus went to the first round draft pick they acquired. But also included in the deal was Brendan Leipsic, a player who was already exceeding expectations before joining the organization and looks poised to continue to do so.

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Leafs Sign Devin Setoguchi To PTO

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 24 2015 05:25PM

After a few weeks of quiet speculation, it looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs have added a new player to their potential lineup. According to Matt Brown, the Leafs have signed forward Devin Setoguchi to a Professional Tryout that will allow him to join the team for the 2015/16 pre-season and attend training camp.

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Monday Mailbag: Brotherly Love

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 24 2015 02:55PM

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Now that the Mississauga Steelheads have the rights to, and allegedly the commitment of Alex Nylander, the Leafs should take full advantage. Mississauga has William's rights as well, and as such, Toronto should send him there for next season. He'll easily break every OHL record, make his brother a bit more comfortable, and at the same time, make teams believe that Alex's natural ability is him being carried by William, thus making Alex fall in the draft rankings. The Leafs pick Alex, and then go on to win eleventeen Stanley Cups. It's the perfect plan!

Well, other than the fact that other GMs aren't that stupid and that it would stall William's development. Uhh... let's answer some questions!

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TLN Prospect Profile: #10 Stuart Percy

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 24 2015 09:11AM

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I'm of the belief that it doesn't matter where your hockey players are from; Belarus or Belleville, Scarborough or Siberia, at the end of the day, you want to assemble a roster of the best twenty guys you possibly can - their sticks will speak louder than their passports. But sometimes, you get lucky and find a good player who also has the loveable local connection. Stuart Percy was born to wear blue and white; born in Oakville, he wore it as a fan, in minor hockey, in junior, in the AHL, and for the first time last year, he wore the real deal in a regular season game.

But what does the twenty-two-year-old have to do to stick around full-time?

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