TLN Player Power Rankings: December 7, 2015

Jon Steitzer
December 07 2015 08:00AM

Hope you enjoyed having four games this week, because we're in for only one game until the 15th. That will allow us all to pursue other interests like what is Mitch Marner doing, what is Willie Nylander doing, and probably a good time to check in on Auston Matthews too.

Here are the power rankings for the 2-2-0 week, which by Leafs standards, was very good.

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Dmytro Timashov to join Nylander(s), Sweden for WJHC

Ryan Fancey
December 07 2015 06:19AM

Dmytro Timashov, taken by the Leafs in the fifth round of this past summer's draft, has perhaps looked like their biggest find of the class. He started the season off with a strong camp with the big club in September, and since being returned to junior, he's ripped things up for the Quebec Remparts, notching 51 points in just 28 games and tying him for top five in the league in scoring.

Now, unsurprisingly, he'll get to join the Leafs' ace prospect William Nylander on Team Sweden's preliminary roster for this month's World Junior tournament in Finland.

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Marner's Big Weekend, a Bulldog Impresses and Other Prospect News

Justin Fisher
December 07 2015 05:30AM

We wrote a lot about Mitch Marner and his scoring exploits over the past three days, but let's dive in again just in case you tuned out over the weekend and need a refresher.

Marner was instrumental in three London Knights wins in three days, scoring a hat trick in both Friday's and Saturday's games. In all, Marner scored six goals and 11 points in three games. You don't need a complicated visual to tell you that's insane

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Jeremy Bracco not invited to USA World Junior camp

Ryan Fancey
December 06 2015 08:20PM

This year's World Junior Hockey Championship is a particularly interesting tournament for Leafs fans, as they'll potentially have a handful of the team's high-end prospects to watch over the holidays.

Over here at TLN we're trying to keep track of who might be going where, and the latest tidbit of news regarding Toronto's futures crop is a little bit of a surprise - 2015 2nd round pick Jeremy Bracco is not in the plans for Team USA.

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Bernier Gets Fan and Goal Support in 9-0 Shutout

Jeff Veillette
December 06 2015 05:01PM

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Jonathan Bernier's mind, heart and soul conditioning stint continues to go exactly as planned for the Leafs organisation. The temporary Marlies starter had another very, very strong performance, that happened to coincide with one of the most dominant offensive showings that the Marlies have ever had. In front of a decently sized crowd at the Air Canada Centre, the Leafs of the future overpowered the Manitoba Moose to the tune of a 9-0 victory.

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