WWYDW - Trading Down

Justin Fisher
April 29 2015 09:34AM

This week at TLN we've been profiling the most-likely candidates to be drafted fourth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the upcoming 2015 NHL Entry Draft. On Monday we talked about Boston College's Noah Hanifin, and yesterday we covered London's Mitch Marner. A little later today, we'll be posting our next entry in the series (pssst... it's Dylan Strome). 

Of course, it's certainly possible that the Leafs don't pick fourth overall. If the offer is right, Toronto could choose to trade down. And man, would that have to be a hell of an offer.

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Viktor Loov Suspended Two Games For Blindside Hit

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 28 2015 10:58AM

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Some found it to be entertaining, some found it painful, and some found it malicious. No matter what you call it, the American Hockey League calls Viktor Loov's hit from Sunday night one thing; suspendible. The Toronto Marlies will miss two games for his contact with Zach Nastasiuk.

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The Case for Drafting Mitchell Marner

Ryan Fancey
April 28 2015 08:37AM

Continuing with our week of debate over the fourth overall pick, today we're looking at Mitch Marner, a prospect with ties to the Leafs by way of Mark Hunter, who originally drafted him to play for his London Knights in 2013.

Read past the jump for three key reasons Hunter may be wise to step to the podium and announce his name again this summer. 

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HOW GOOD IS TIMO MEIER?

Lowetide
April 28 2015 07:00AM

Timo Meier is one of the best pure scorers in this year's draft and is a dynamic winger. He is among a fairly large group of draft eligibles this year who could be NHL ready. He could be one of the first 10 names called at the 2015 Entry Draft.

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Orlando Solar Bears Eliminated From ECHL Playoffs

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 27 2015 10:17PM

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For many young players in the Toronto Maple Leafs organization, this season is just getting started. The Toronto Marlies, for example, are flying high and within striking distance of the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs. Tonight, however, their friends on the Orlando Solar Bears bowed out of the ECHL playoffs, falling 1-0 to the Florida Everblades in Game 6 of the opening around.

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