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.
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.
December 06 2015 03:12PM
December 06 2015 08:58AM
Another day, another three goals for Mitch Marner. No big deal.
What makes Marner's second hat trick in two games (in two days) is that this time he added two assists for five points on the night. Marner now sits tied for the lead in OHL scoring with linemate Christian Dvorak, both sporting 55 points in 24 game stat lines.
So here are the three goals in order... with the first of them bringing out all the teddy bears at the Knights' annual Teddy Bear Toss. The second is shorthanded, which just goes to show how dangerous Marner is on both special teams. And my God, look at that between the legs move. The skill is off the charts.
Big stick tap to /u/imhuge on /r/leafs for the streams.
December 05 2015 08:06PM
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In the pregame, I was pretty certain the Leafs would lose tonight. I mean, one of the worst teams in the league going up one of the Western Conference's finest? Yeah, I put money on that any day.
But hey, I was wrong, and it was very fun to be wrong tonight. Toronto wins 4-1 off a two-goal performance from Nazem Kadri and a great bounceback effort from Garret Sparks.