TLN Player Power Rankings: Xmas Edition

Jon Steitzer
December 21 2015 10:21AM

It's been an interesting week, and we can celebrate the fact that the Leafs are unbeatable in regulation over the past 5 games. Or if you want to be sour about it, they could have a three point cushion on the Blue Jackets in the race for Matthews if they could lose faster.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank those of you read my posts and wish you all a happy holidays. Knowing that people read my writing and whether they agree with it or not, find it funny or not has also been therapeutic for me, and it seems like a good time to say "Thanks!". All the best (aka Stamkos and Matthews) in 2016!

Now Power Rankings.

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Leafs at the World Juniors: Pogge vs. Rask

Justin Fisher
December 21 2015 06:00AM

With the 2016 World Junior Championships just days away, TLN will be revisiting some of the best performances by Maple Leafs prospects during past WJC tournaments. Today, we kick things off with one of the more controversial (and painful) stories.

Almost every year, one goaltender makes a name for himself on the world stage of the IIHF U20 World Junior Championships. Sometimes, we're lucky enough to see two excellent young netminders lock horns and go save-for-save, even when they're not playing against each other. Carey Price versus Semyon Varlamov in 2007 stands out as a great one, as well as John Gibson against Andrei Vasilevski (and Andrei Makarov) in 2013. We can also think way back to Dominik Hasek versus everyone in 1983 - a tournament that also featured Mike Vernon, John Vanbiesbrouck and Tom Barrasso.

Or, you know, 2006's Justin Pogge versus Tuukka Rask. 

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Rich Clune recalled from Marlies to Leafs

Adam Laskaris
December 20 2015 04:59PM

The big boys club announced a transfer from the little club-  as the Leafs announced today the recalling of Rich Clune from the Toronto Marlies.

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Leafs prospects Marner, Dermott named to final Canadian World Junior Roster

Adam Laskaris
December 20 2015 03:43PM

It's official- the Maple Leafs will see two of their own wearing a different Maple Leaf this holiday season.

A pair of Leaf prospects- Mitch Marner and Travis Dermott- were named to the final roster for the upcoming World Junior Championship kicking off this Saturday in Helsinki, Finland.

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LFR9 - Game 31 - Bernier's Christmas - LA 0, Tor 5

Steve Dangle
December 20 2015 02:41PM

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FINALLY!!!

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