Brophy's Popularity Highlighted Dreadful Leafs Era

Greg Brady
May 24 2016 09:52AM

You know how we look at a couple sometimes and sarcastically say, "well, there's someone out there for everyone?".  Kind of a mean thing to do, right, but it's human nature, and sometimes our snark factor shoots up a degree or two, but there's some harshness to reality sometimes - that goes without saying.

Well, there was an NHL team made for John Brophy to be a head coach for, and a bizarre, shrewd, and fundamentally cruel (and crude) owner he was perfect for, and an era of hockey, which he was ideal for. Strangely, it netted some results.

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Why staying the course is Toronto's wisest choice

Ryan Hobart
May 24 2016 07:00AM

To many, when looking at the Maple Leafs' projected roster for the 2016-17 season, many glaring holes appear. One on right defense (in addition to the one filled by Zaitsev), one at second line left wing, one at first line right wing, one at starting goaltender... the list goes on. What I'd like to talk about in this bit of a think piece is why, except for a goaltender, the Leafs should stay the course and avoid any sizable acquisitions or departures.

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What We Learned From The World Championships

Jeff Veillette
May 23 2016 03:05PM

It was a fun couple of weeks, but finally, everybody's favourite step-tournament is over and done with. The 2016 World Championships are over, the Canadian's have gold medals on their chests and somebody in Russia is making anti-American videos to distract from the host team's early exit. Or something.

Oh, and the Leafs had their hands all over this tournament. In that regard, it was a lot of fun. But what did all of them do?

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TLN Monday Mailbag: May 23rd

Jeff Veillette
May 23 2016 10:50AM


I just had leftover pizza. I love pizza. It's tasty and informative.

These slices were just tasty, though. That's a shame. Anyway, we had a lot of interesting questions for this week's mailbag. Let's get started!

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2016 Draft: Which Swedes Fit The 51% Rule?

Shawn Reis
May 23 2016 09:10AM

With the draft one month away it's time to start ramping up our focus towards it even more.

Most of the talk so far has been surrounding the real top tier players of the draft like Auston Matthews and Patrik Laine.  But there are six more rounds past the first one, and there are plenty of future NHLers that'll come out of this draft that up until now you've never heard of in your life.

Luckily, we have little tricks to help us try and identify who those players might be.

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