Babcock's Postgame Comments Hint at Opening Night Roster

Justin Fisher
October 03 2015 11:08PM

Though we won't likely hear of any official roster cuts until Sunday or Monday, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock's Saturday night postgame scrum with reports might have given us some insight into the opening night roster. 

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Leafs Postgame: Toronto Loses In Final Preseason Tune-Up

Justin Fisher
October 03 2015 08:00PM

It may have been against a very young and inexperienced Detroit Red Wings group, but credit where credit is due - this may have been one of the Toronto Maple Leafs' best showings this preseason, specifically on the defensive side of the puck. Still, there's a lot to learn (and just as many cuts to come) before Wednesday's season opener.

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Justin's Opening Night Lineup

Justin Fisher
October 03 2015 12:11PM


Unlike my colleagues, I see an untapped potential with the talent the Leafs have assembled. I really do. It just requires someone forward-thinking enough to put the pieces together the right way. So that's what I did.

Just like the juggalos that he used in his header imagine, Bobby's a joker if he thinks this team has untapped potential. An NHL lineup gutted of anything resembling elite talent and patched together with bit players and PTOs, this Leafs team isn't going to surprise and overwhelm anyone. Though, #nice call in dressing Rich Clune. 

But really, let me tell you what Toronto's lineup is going to look like. This group might be a porta-potty fire, but as my colleagues like to tell me, my takes are ice cold. 

Please click past the jump and see if Tyler Bozak is a number one centre...

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Postgame: Red Wings Hand Leafs Fourth Straight Preseason Loss

Justin Fisher
October 02 2015 09:06PM

Did you know that this was Mike Babcock's first game back in Detroit since leaving the Red Wings organization this past offseason for the Toronto Maple Leafs? Yes. This is the first time Babcock has returned to Detroit. Since he joined the Leafs. It's true! The first time! You hadn't heard? It's a big deal!

Ok, I'm done.

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WWYDW: Build-A-Team

Justin Fisher
September 30 2015 12:38PM

"Who am I going to pick!?!?!?" - Mike Babcock, probably.

We're exactly one week away from NHL regular season hockey and the Toronto Maple Leafs' opening night roster has yet to be defined. Here at TLN, we're a very impatient, know-it-all bunch - we don't want to wait until next Tuesday to find out what the roster is. We want rosters now, dammit - and that's why we're polling our beautiful and handsome readers (that's you!).

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