With a deep prospect pool, it might be wise to sell on hype

Bill Morran
October 09 2016 01:33PM

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The transformation of the Leafs farm system is one of the most incredible things we've witnessed in a long time. In 2013 the talent pool was essentially "some guy we drafted in the first round, and I guess Connor Brown, Josh Leivo, and Andreas Johnsson all don't look awful." Since then, the team has hired an elite talent evaluator in Mark Hunter, scoured the world for free agents, and used their cap space and resources to take on players so their team can get out from a contract. There have also been possibly useful prospects included in larger deals, like the Dion Phaneuf trade. Every kind of opportunity has been exploited.

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Leafs side with youth as four veterans hit waivers

Jeff Veillette
October 09 2016 10:44AM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have made their newest wave of cuts, placing four of their oldest players on waivers this afternoon. While the mentions of Byron Froese and Andrew Campbell aren't surprising to anybody, the list also includes high-priced veterans Colin Greening and Brooks Laich.

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Postgame: No More Dress Rehearsal

Ryan Fancey
October 08 2016 08:06PM

It's over, finally. The Leafs wrapped up what felt like a marathon of a preseason tonight with their final exhibition tilt against the Wings in Detroit.

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LGD: End of the road, off to the highway

Jeff Veillette
October 08 2016 12:23PM

Did you know that Yonge Street hasn't been the longest road in the world for quite some time now? This is mostly because people noticed that it didn't just flow into Highway 11, but forked off a few minutes before the actual end of Yonge.

That's pretty useless information, but just like Yonge is now a whole different ballgame with a whole different car-driving speed than Highway 11, the preseason is much different from the real deal. Tonight, it gets about as close as it can, though, as the Leafs take on the Red Wings in their last test before regular season action on Wednesday.

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Highlights from the waiver wire, 10/8/16 edition

Jonathan Willis
October 08 2016 11:30AM

Today's edition of highlights from the waiver wire includes a recent 11th overall draft pick and a trio of intriguing depth options at centre. Let's jump try to the players.

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