LeafsNation 2013 Year End Awards winners

Cam Charron
June 17 2013 04:04AM

Midway through the MMVA's last night, the humble editors of The Leafs Nation dot com took to the stage to present the winners of the Leafs Nation dot com's first annual awards ceremony. You'll recall at the conclusion of the regular season, we put together a list of nominees and people voted.

Now that the NHL has released its vote winners, TLN has its champions. Shocker: Phil Kessel and James Reimer were both rewarded by the voters for their play all season.

Drumroll, please…

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Phil Kessel inexplicably shut out of Hart Trophy voting

Cam Charron
June 15 2013 06:14PM

The NHL Awards came and went Saturday night, and no Toronto Maple Leaf picked up hardware. That's not a travesty, of course. There wasn't a compelling argument for any Leaf to be nominated or win any awards, although the PHWA placed Dion Phaneuf 11th in Norris voting, Randy Carlyle came 7th in Jack Adams, and Sporting News bro Jesse Spector gave James Reimer a 5th place Hart Trophy vote.

Here's where I'm particularly surprised: Phil Kessel, the fourth-leading scorer among players on teams that made the playoffs, did not get a single vote for the Hart Trophy. I thought going in that he had a case to be at least in the discussion, if not among the finalists,. He ought to have merited consideration for the top five most valuable players in the NHL, but he wasn't.

Phil Kessel did not get a single vote for the Hart Trophy, left off of all 179 ballots cast.

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Nation Network Mock Draft: Final Rankings

Jonathan Willis
June 15 2013 07:04AM

Over the past few days, the readers of the various sites in the Nation Network have been voting on their rankings of prospects for the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Today, we reveal the results.

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Problems With A Puncher's Payday

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 14 2013 12:57PM

Yesterday, the Toronto Maple Leafs signed Colton Orr to a two year contract. As with every transaction this team has made in the history of ever, there's three groups of opinion that feel very strong about this move. Some see it as horrible. Some see it as fantastic. Some say they don't care. Oddly, the "not caring" crowd seems to be the loudest, but it's a matter of who has the most powerful scream, as everybody appears to have something to say. Personally, I don't think it's in the best interests of the team, but wanted to take all factors into consideration. Here's an over-analysis:

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Nation Network 2013 Mock Draft: Day 3

Jonathan Willis
June 14 2013 10:10AM

The Nation Network’s 2013 Mock Draft continues, with the close of the first round.

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