Carter Ashton Heading to KHL, Leafs Lose Conditional Pick

Justin Fisher
July 21 2015 07:05AM

A former Leafs player and prospect is on his way to the KHL. From Sports-Express' Igor Eronko...

Why are we talking about Carter Ashton? Well, his new contract has a minor impact on Toronto's 2016 Draft plans. 

The Leafs dealt Ashton and David Broll to the Tampa Bay Lightning back in early February for a conditional seventh round pick in next year's draft. Toronto would get the pick if Ashton played at least 15 games with the Lightning in this upcoming season. Now in Nizhny Novgorod, Ashton won't be playing at all for Tampa Bay, and the condition will not be met. The trade now becomes Ashton and Broll for quite literally nothing in return.

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Monday Mailbag - Justin Steals The Mailbag

Justin Fisher
July 13 2015 07:13PM

TLN's street hockey extraordinaire is still on the road with Five Hole For Food, so I'll be taking over this week's Mailbag over for Jeffler. If you're out west, you should probably go visit him in and the FFHF gang and play some hockey for a great cause. They'll be in Calgary tomorrow, Edmonton on the 15th, Victoria on the 17th, and closing things out in Vancouver on the 18th. Visit the Five Hole For Food site for full details.

Without further ado, here's the Mailbag...

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Leafs Acquire Taylor Beck from Predators

Justin Fisher
July 12 2015 06:27PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs made a minor and totally nice trade this afternoon with the Nashville Predators, acquiring forward Taylor Beck in exchange for Jamie Devane.

Beck, drafted just two spots behind Devane in the third round of the 2009 Draft, is a 6'2, 207lb right winger from St. Catherines, Ontario. In 62 games with the Predators last season, Beck scored eight goals and 16 points. Drafted out of OHL Guelph, Beck was a former linemate of current Leafs centre Peter Holland.

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TLN Roundtable - No More Free Agents

Justin Fisher
July 10 2015 03:42PM

We're already ten days into free agency and, not totally unsurprisingly, there are a number of interesting and quality hockey players still without a contract.

Cody Franson, Christian Ehrhoff, Johnny Oduya... There's lots of decent defencemen still on the market, along with a number of options at forward like Alexander Semin, Jiri Tlusty, Curtis Glencross, Sean Bergenheim, Brad Boyes. The list goes on.

Should this impact the Leafs in any way, though? Should Toronto still be in the market for another free agent or two, despite already adding P.A. Parenteau, Shawn Matthias, Daniel Winnik, Mark Arcobello and Matt Hunwick? Would money be better spent elsewhere?

These are big questions with complex answers, so we called in our expert roundtable to set things straight...

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Leafs Re-sign Nazem Kadri to One-Year Contract

Justin Fisher
July 05 2015 03:40PM


Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports

The Dream is back!

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed restricted free agent Nazem Kadri to a new one-year contract. According to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston, the 24-year old centre will make $4.1M next season, which works out to be a cool million dollar raise over last year.

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