TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #4 Stuart Percy

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 10 2014 10:03AM

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Stuart Percy's Instagram bio is only three worlds long - "Secretly Kenny Wu". There's another reason altogether that he's comparing himself to the figure-skater turned sniper from D2: The Mighty Ducks, but let's get one thing out of the way - the two are in no way similar at play hockey. Wu is small and quite literally jumps out at you with his skating ability. Percy is remarkably average sized and doesn't jump out at you at all.

But as crazy as it sounds, that's what makes him good.

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Fan Fest A Missed Opportunity

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 07 2014 10:14AM

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When I first heard that the Toronto Maple Leafs were having a "Fan Festival" to "give back to the community", I was pretty stoked. Several other NHL teams have had similar initiatives, and it's a good way to connect with fans that aren't usually in the stands. More importantly, something like that is almost impossible to mess up.

Leave it to the Toronto Maple Leafs to do just that, in what turned out to be a complete disaster.

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #10 Carter Ashton

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 04 2014 08:37PM

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I know what some of you are thinking. How is a 23 year old ranked in the top ten of a prospects list? Particularly one that made his Leafs debut three seasons ago, and has almost fifty NHL games under his belt? Carter Ashton, of course, fits that description. But I'd like to argue that we haven't really seen what Carter Ashton can be at the NHL level yet.

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #15 Andrew MacWilliam

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 30 2014 11:05AM

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In a world where we're beginning to value moving up drastically more than we do shutting down, the stock of defensive defencemen on the whole is beginning to drop. But that's not in the eyes of everybody. Even if it was, you'd have to concede this to be, in the most extreme scenario, a transitionary phase in hockey strategy. As such, teams will actively be looking for players of the shutdown mold.

As far as the Leafs organization goes, Andrew MacWilliam is perhaps the best personification of that type of player, which brings him to the 15 spot on our Top 20.

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #18 - Garret Sparks

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 27 2014 12:16PM

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Today on The Leafs Nation's Top Twenty Prospects list, we shift away from defencemen. In fact, let's ditch skaters entirely. Because sometimes, the puck is going the other way and you need a guy to stop it. Today, let's talk about Garret Sparks.

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