Report: Leafs Flex Muscles Again, Hire Oilers Scout Robert Nordmark

Adam Laskaris
August 19 2015 01:40PM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs realized at a certain point in time that they have a lot of money to spend, and taken to the practice of hire front office personnel from other junior and professional teams, presumably by offering them more money than their competitors.

Via Expressen.se (via Lowetide), the Leafs pulled this manouevre off once again, albeit on more of a minor scale than acquiring a Babcock/Lamoriello/Hunter/Dubas. In a rough (Google) translation:

Large Club Toronto Maple Leafs stole for himself Edmonton Scout Robert Nordmark. He is part of the NHL giant's transformation during the summer. "Toronto is the hockey Mecca and it is a challenge to work for them," says Nordmark.

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TLN's All-Time Greatest Leafs Team: Doug Gilmour

Jeff Veillette
August 19 2015 01:00PM

As we embark on our annual TLN Top 20 Prospects series, it's important to remember and recognize the special players that paved the way for tomorrow's stars. Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing our first ever TLN All-Time Greatest Leafs Team, announcing a new player every day until we've filled out our 23-man roster.  

The Toronto Maple Leafs found themselves in an interesting position in the early 1990's. Steve Stavro wanted to move on from the actions of his predecessor, Harold Ballard, but with the opportunity to acquire a blue-chip prospect lost through the wildly unsuccessful Tom Kurvers trade, his staff would have to improvise. Cliff Fletcher responded by making the biggest trade in NHL history, centred around getting one of the best players the Toronto Maple Leafs have ever had.

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TLN Prospect Profile: #13 Nikita Soshnikov

Bobby Cappuccino
August 19 2015 09:00AM

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The Most Eventful Season in Maple Leafs History has seen a lot of changes, most of which have contributed to the revitalization of the prospect pool. Adding players like Mitch Marner and Kasperi Kapanen to the top tier of a system that already featured William Nylander is one way to do that.

One of the more under-the-radar “stocking the cupboard” moves this offseason was the signing of Nikita Soshnikov, a Russian right winger. At 5’11 and 183 pounds, Soshnikov is one of many ‘smaller but skilled’ guys the Leafs are taking a chance on moving forward. 

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TLN's All-Time Greatest Leafs Team: Ian Turnbull

Jeff Veillette
August 19 2015 07:01AM

As we embark on our annual TLN Top 20 Prospects series, it's important to remember and recognize the special players that paved the way for tomorrow's stars. Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing our first ever TLN All-Time Greatest Leafs Team, announcing a new player every day until we've filled out our 23-man roster.  

If Borje Salming was the greatest defenceman the Leafs had in the 1970s, Ian Turnbull wasn't far behind. While his stay wasn't overly long, his impact was felt immediately as he helped the Leafs keep up with some of the dynasty rosters of the era from an offensive standpoint.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Aug 18, 2015 - 200!!!

Steve Dangle
August 18 2015 07:26PM

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On today's episode, HAPPY 200th episode, a special shoutout from Willy Nylander, and sorry for the clip show.

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