TLN Player Profiles: W Joffrey Lupul

Jon Steitzer
September 24 2015 06:30AM

Joffrey Lupul has a cap hit of $5.25 million this season. He'll earn $6.75 million in salary.

Joffrey Lupul missed 27 games last season. He hasn't played more than 70 games in a year since 2009.

Joffrey Lupul had 21 points last season. He scored one goal in his last 29 games. He's 32.

All of these things mean that we're going to need to establish some very different expectations for a player that is very recently removed from being one the Leafs best offensive options and while he may be better than his  21 points in 55 game performance, returning to his point per game pace or even his .63 ppg pace may be a stretch.

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Top 5 Fantasy Break-out Candidates for the Leafs

September 23 2015 04:48PM


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#1 - Morgan Reilly

The consensus pick to establish himself as an elite player, Morgan Reilly is the only Leaf that can be depended on to have a strong season.  After posting 27 points in a solid rookie campaign, Reilly followed-up with a 29 point performance in his sophomore year – on a team that lost 40 of the last 51 games.

This year, expect Reilly to put up bigger offensive numbers, challenging the 40 point mark as the Leafs most talented defenceman.

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WWYDW: What To Do With William?

Justin Fisher
September 23 2015 12:08PM

William Nylander has looked pretty damn good in two preseason games so far. His skating is top notch, his creativity is excellent and most importantly he's produced on the scoresheet. Sure, we're pretty early in the process of cutting down the roster, but it certainly looks like Nylander will stick around until the end and either make the team or be one of its last cuts. So, which way should it go?

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Leafs Cut Seven, Camp Now at 46

Jon Steitzer
September 23 2015 09:11AM

With a day off from camp activities and now with three preseason games in the books, it seemed that today was inevitably going to be a roster cut day. The Leafs didn't go overly deep with their cuts, but some of the names on the list are surprising. 

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TLN Player Profiles: RW Michael Grabner

Justin Fisher
September 23 2015 08:30AM

Acquired from the New York Islanders just last week, Michael Grabner could turn out to be Toronto's most impressive offseason preseason acquisition. A blindingly fast skater, the 27-year old Grabner arrives in The Six to shore up the right side of the roster and help kill penalties. Heading into the final year of his current five-year deal, Grabner is also a prime candidate to be flipped for assets down the road - a team building/team dismantling tactic that Nations Overlord and handsome man Thomas Drance discussed yesterday.

Read more about the Leafs' latest acquisition past the jump...

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