Andreas Johnson named SHL Rookie of the Year, Will Be Future All-Star

Justin Fisher
April 21 2014 06:44PM

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More positive prospect news for Toronto… Andreas Johnson, the Leafs 7th round pick in 2013, has been named the SHL's Rookie of the Year after scoring 15 goals and 24 points in 44 games this season. The speedy winger beat out Alexander Wennberg (CLB), Kevin Fiala (2014 Eligible), and fellow Leafs prospect Tom Nilsson for the honours. All but Fiala play for Frolunda, which is pretty impressive in itself.

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Marlies Sign Frederik Gauthier

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 21 2014 06:05PM

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Continuing their wave of rookie inheritance, the Toronto Marles have signed Frederik Gauther to an Amateur Tryout contract for the remainder of the season.

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Playoff LFR: Jaws of Defeat

Steve Dangle
April 21 2014 01:45PM

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The Sharks show some teeth, a controversial call in Montreal, and more!

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First round bust, bottom six must

Ryan Fancey
April 21 2014 12:15PM

If you're anything like me, you've probably found yourself wasting a good bit of time dragged into the the internet searching through past NHL drafts and such.

Of course, watching a team like San Jose in the playoffs will send you on this type of ride. Why does it seem like some teams can roll over four lines that can just cruise out of the gate and play with incredible speed and intensity? 

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#FireCarlyle, #HireWho?

Bobby Cappuccino
April 20 2014 10:18PM

 

Randy Carlyle is going to be fired. Maybe. Hopefully. Oh god I hope so. 

In Justin Fisher's "What Now" post, I said that keeping Carlyle and the coaching staff would be a big black eye on Shanahan's ability to analyze and react to the situation in Toronto. But saying that without offering any alternatives isn't really that helpful, and kind of makes me look silly. So I decided to do some grunt work and look into some candidates for The Best Job in Hockey™ aka Toaster Master aka The Leafs Head Coach position. 

I am a believer that, while not a fan of how the Leafs are built, they would be a surefire playoff seed if they had a coach that can actually, you know, coach.

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