Karri Ramo signs PTO with Toronto Marlies, Enroth Clears Waivers

Jeff Veillette
December 06 2016 10:21AM

It was only a matter of time before it happened. Karri Ramo, who has constantly been linked to the Toronto Maple Leafs' goalie situation throughout this year, has signed a Professional Tryout contract with the AHL's Toronto Marlies.

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Joseph Woll, Jeremy Bracco named to USA Preliminary Roster for WJCs

Jeff Veillette
December 05 2016 03:47PM

Prospect preferences are about to get much more patriotic in Toronto, as the World Juniors are just three weeks away from beginning, well, at the Air Canada Centre in the Centre of the Universe (TM). At the end of the day, though, most in this city want to see the Leafs' prospect succeed almost as much as Team Canada, even if it means they play for different countries.

Today, it was revealed that two recent draft picks might get the chance to do just that, as Jeremy Bracco and Joseph Woll have been named to Team USA's preliminary rosters.

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Kasperi Kapanen is ripping apart the AHL, so keep him there

Jeff Veillette
December 05 2016 03:12PM

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When we did our prospect rankings in August, I was significantly less bearish about Kasperi Kapanen than the rest of the staff. More specifically, I had him in my Top Five when I made my first draft of the team, sat down, realized that the draft was largely intuition, and started looking at every prospect's career trajectory.

It clicked to me at that point that as much as I loved watching Kapanen fly down the ice, and as much as I had heard the world be spoken of him before he came to the Leafs... he hadn't done a heck of a bunch.

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Waiving of Enroth makes sense, but choosing a replacement will be tricky

Jeff Veillette
December 05 2016 10:52AM

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I've said previously that I feel really bad for Jhonas Enroth, and the situation that he's been put in this season. Simply put, he's been given rough and rare starts, hasn't done much with them, and the team has no incentive to keep playing him through them. This isn't Frederik Andersen, who was recovering from an injury and was tied to the team for five years, but rather a backup who could be vanished in an instant.

Today, the Toronto Maple Leafs called off the experiment, at least for now, and placed the Swedish netminder on waivers.

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TLN Monday Mailbag: December 5th

Jeff Veillette
December 05 2016 09:10AM

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Matt Hunwick isn't at practice today. Matt Martin isn't at practice today. Peter Holland isn't at practice today. IS IT A BLOCKBUSTER TRADE?! Nah, probably not. Probably just maintenance for the former two and Holland doing his best to not get hurt before being moved. But it's fun to speculate in the meantime, no?

Anyway, it's Monday, so I've reached into the mailbag and grabbed a few of your questions to answer.

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