Toronto Marlies to send three players to AHL All-Star Game

Jeff Veillette
January 07 2016 01:49PM

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When you reach the top, the people will stop at nothing to drag you down. Or, at the very least, have you play hockey with them. The American Hockey League's rosters are in the process of being set, and from the looks of it, the first overall Toronto Marlies will be represented by William Nylander, TJ Brennan, and Josh Leivo on the ice, and Sheldon Keefe behind the bench.

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Leafs Postgame: Another One

Jeff Veillette
January 06 2016 11:46PM

Don't look now, but the Toronto Maple Leafs are on a 103 points pace since November 10th. It's impressive how this team has turned itself around now that some percentages have evened out and the roster has finally bought into what Mike Babcock has been trying to sell them. Tonight was a good example of that; the team rebounded from a poor start to roll over the Anaheim Ducks.

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Leo Komarov is an NHL All Star

Jeff Veillette
January 06 2016 10:35AM

Everybody's favourite Estonian-born, Swedish-speaking, Russian-developed Finn is about to represent the Leafs on the biggest stage you could possibly play on without any actual significance. This, of course, refers to the NHL All-Star game, which will be played in just a few weeks in Nashville.

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Kasperi Kapanen scores World Juniors Golden Goal for Finland

Jeff Veillette
January 05 2016 02:27PM


While many of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization's prospects at the Wolrd Juniors had earlier or less fortunate exists than anticipated, Finnish forward Kasperi Kapanen had the best finale of the bunch, scoring the overtime winner in today's Gold Medal game.

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TLN Monday Mailbag: January 4th

Jeff Veillette
January 04 2016 03:44PM


New year, new Leafs! Actually, I'm pretty sure Mike Babcock and Co. would be okay with sticking iwth the present Leafs; outside of the first month of the season, the team is on a 103 point pace. The fact that they're still near the bottom of the standings shows you the danger of digging an early hole, but there's no doubt in my mind that they're okay with the play of the present.

While we wait to see if that continues, though, let's tackle some of your hot-topic questions from the past few days.

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