Speculating on Kadri's Next Contract

Jon Steitzer
April 12 2016 12:59PM

The Leafs season is coming to a close and with that a gloriously long window of time to begin negotiating contracts on the free agents the Leafs would like to see return, or at the very least are uncomfortable seeing them walk away for nothing. One of those deals that probably won’t get done in that window is Nazem Kadri’s next contract.

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4 Ex-Leafs to cheer for in the 2016 Playoffs

April 12 2016 10:39AM

Photo credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

Photo credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The NHL Playoffs are only days away which means we're about to witness the best non-tanking hockey of the year. For the Nation Network, it also means we’re launching a new playoff fantasy hockey draft at nationdrafts.com. Although I plan on spending most of my time tirelessly over-analyzing who we should draft with our two first round picks this June, I always make time to follow a few big series and inevitably watch my fantasy hockey team fall to pieces.

Aside from watching my fantasy team turn to ash, it’s always fun to keep tabs on past Leafs. I'm not talking about the really good players that blossomed after we gave them away (I'm still lamenting the departure of Alex Steen and Anton Stralman) but the players who gave us their all and went on to greener pastures, leaving behind assets for our rebuild. 

Here are four former Leafs that’ll be on the radar for the next two months:

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Report: Coyotes interested in Kyle Dubas for general manager

Ryan Fancey
April 12 2016 09:06AM

It was always just a matter of time before we heard of other NHL teams looking into Kyle Dubas as a full-time general manager, and no doubt until he's eventually named to the throne in Toronto we'll continue to do so. 

Now we have our first real culprit, the Arizona Coyotes, as Elliotte Friedman reported this morning that they've looked to gain access to young up-and-comer to replace Don Maloney who was canned just yesterday.

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TLN Draft Prospect Watch: Patrik Laine

Jon Steitzer
April 12 2016 07:58AM

It’s a bit of an overstatement to say that Patrik Laine wasn’t on the radar at the start of the 2015-16 season. He was certainly a prospect that people had their eyes on in September, but generally as a top 15 or top 10 pick. Bob McKenzie’s rankings had Laine at 4 and was probably pretty telling of how things would eventually play out for the young Finn.

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Dreger: Leafs and Morgan Rielly are talking extension

Justin Fisher
April 11 2016 08:03PM

Despite team president Brendan Shanahan remaining mum on the situation in radio appearances earlier today, TSN's Darren Dreger is reporting that the Leafs have in fact begun contract extension talks with Morgan Rielly.

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