LGD: Ghost Bear 'N Friendz

Jon Steitzer
February 20 2016 02:00PM

He may not be injured, but the Leafs have added Leo Komarov to the list of unavailable players with his three game suspension. At the same time the list of players available for recall is shrinking as Scott Harrington has just been shutdown for the season.

In good-ish news, Shawn Matthias is making his return tonight, replacing Komarov. 

As for the Flyers, a win tonight allows them to cling to some small hope that they could be a playoff team this year, and that too could be beneficial to the Leafs as having one fewer seller and one more buyer at the trade deadline should increase the success of the Toronto fire sale.

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Scott Harrington Done For The Season

Shawn Reis
February 20 2016 01:16PM

According to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston, Leafs prospect and Marlies defenseman Scott Harrington has been shut down for the remainder of the season with an upper-body injury.

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Older prospects could be targets for the Leafs at trade deadline

Ryan Fancey
February 20 2016 10:27AM

Sometimes we have difficulty determining what a "prospect" really is. Here at TLN, when we roll out our prospect rankings and whatnot, of course we have to draw the lines somewhere. But outside of that we often find ourselves discussing when a player stops becoming a future and just, well, is what he is.

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Marlies meet worthy opponent in Baby Pens

Jeff Veillette
February 19 2016 07:41PM

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com

Sometimes, you have to beat the best to be the best. Or, if you're the Toronto Marlies, you take on the second best to remind the rest of the league who's in charge. Despite falling behind 2-0 heading into the third period, the blue and white responded with four unanswered goals to cap a dominant game off on a high note.

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Top Five Trade Destinations for Jake Gardiner

Bobby Cappuccino
February 19 2016 02:33PM

Every player has a price. As much as Gardiner has been impressive this season - most notably, in his single-handed ability to make Dion Phaneuf tradeable - he still has his detractors. Do any of those detractors sit amongst Leafs management? All signs would point to no. Even Babcock seems to be a fan of Gardiner, suggesting Gardiner and Morgan Rielly are the two future pieces to build around on the backend. 

It’s hard to disagree, but there is a big difference between Gardiner and Rielly: Gardiner is 25, Rielly 21. That’s a huge age gap, and with the presumed Championship-calibre core being made up of players currently in the AHL and CHL, the question has to be at least asked: does Gardiner fit into the long-term plans? How old will he be when the Leafs are truly competitive?

Once you start asking those questions, inevitably the next questions become: should we trade him now? What could we get for him? 

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