Auston Matthews is from Arizona: an Open Letter to John Buccigross

Cat Silverman
May 04 2016 02:22PM

Dear John Buccigross: 

We need to talk. 

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MGD: Dealing With The Devils

Jeff Veillette
May 04 2016 11:43AM

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A new week, a new series. The Marlies, hot off the heels of a three-game sweep of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, will continue to hunt for blood against the Albany Devils. We broke down the series on the whole last night, but for now, let's talk about the game ahead of them this evening.

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Why Drafting Patrik Laine 1st Overall is Ridiculous

Ryan Hobart
May 04 2016 08:52AM

Please stop. There's been chatter over social media (and in the actual media) about where Finnish sniper Patrik Laine should be ranked. Given the title, I'm sure you're not surprised to hear me say I don't have him at the top of my draft board.

When the season started, there was only one name that people were really getting excited for, and that was American centerman Auston Matthews. So what's changed?

Well, quite a lot. Even in the context of Matthews and Laine, a lot has happened.

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Auston Matthews scores goals, and plenty of them

Ryan Fancey
May 04 2016 06:36AM

The Leafs and their fans have been crying out for a franchise center since the days of Sundin, and with them set to pick up Auston Matthews about seven weeks from now, they'll finally get one. 

But over the years that image of a dream pivot has sort of been seen as a distributor. In Kessel's time here, we barked about him, as a sniper, not really having the support of a good puck-mover with vision. [It turned out he was a fine playmaker on his own, which quieted that down at least a little]. With Sundin it was almost the opposite, him never being given a true finisher outside Mogilny, and his distributing skills never being fully realized.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - May 3, 2016 - Thews

Steve Dangle
May 03 2016 11:25PM

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On this episode - FIRST OVERALL PICK WOOOOOO oh and what that means for the Leafs, plus Bob Hartley, a terrible highlight pack, a terrible internship, and a terrible ROFLcopter.

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