TLN's All-Time Greatest Leafs Team: Phil Kessel

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 01 2015 08:50AM

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's been a crazy few weeks, as we've combed through some of the greatest players in Leafs history to create an all-time team. We've spanned decades upon decades, going as far back as the 20's and 30's to grab the likes of Babe Dye and Charlie Conacher. Our goaltending rotation ranges from the present age of 44 to 89. The team's centre depth is about as good as it gets for any potential team; off the top of my head, only Montreal, Detroit, and Pittsburgh could definitely claim better options down the middle.

But we're still missing one more player on the wing. A top six winger, no less. While many will surely disagree with the selection, I don't think there's a better player left to choose than the recently departed Phil Kessel.

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Monday Mailbag: Buncha Bangers

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 31 2015 03:47PM

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I'm going to the Blue Jays game tonight. I like it when teams score more points than the other team, especially when the team that does it is the one that I'm cheering for. The Blue Jays have done that a lot lately. I like seeing the City of Toronto happy and successful. I don't know where I'm going with this, but Toronto rules and hopefully more parts of it will rule soon.

Anyway.

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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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