Jeremy Bracco leaves USA for hockey country (Updated: It's Officially Official)

Ryan Fancey
October 28 2015 07:37AM

Some pretty substantial prospect news to pass along this morning, as it looks like Jeremy Bracco will be leaving his NCAA club Boston College to head north and join the OHL. The Kitchener Rangers hold Bracco's rights, and there had been a lot of speculation about this type of move all summer after the Leafs took him late in the second round of the draft. But Bracco initially stuck to his commitment to BC, and has suited up for five games in the Hockey East league this season, notching three assists.

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Is the Leafs rebuild pain more than you can handle?

Pengellyink
October 28 2015 07:19AM

LEAFS PAIN

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5 reasons the Maple Leafs are losing despite obvious improvements

Thomas Drance
October 28 2015 05:30AM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs are not a good NHL-level hockey team, but they've looked like it for long stretches this season.

Yes the record is ugly, but if you're tuning in regularly you can see the team carry the play at five-a-side much more often than they have in the recent past. You can see the defensive improvement. You can see young players like Nazem Kadri and Morgan Rielly stepping up and playing the best two-way hockey of their young careers.

And yet the losing continues. Here are five reasons why the Maple Leafs have struggled to generate wins, even as the their structure and the overall product they're putting on the ice is much improved.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Oct 27, 2015 - Richard Peddie Returns

Steve Dangle
October 27 2015 09:47PM

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On this episode, former MLSE CEO Richard Peddie returns to the show and talks about his Tyler Seguin comments, past with MLSE, and thoughts on everything in the sports biz.

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Despite Losses, Babcock Has Leafs Headed In Right Direction

Jeff Veillette
October 27 2015 07:05PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs haven't had the best go at things to start the season. Nobody is going to deny that; a simple look at the standings shows a team that's tied for the penultimate spot in the league's standings, bringing together their 1-5-2 record to begin the year. 

Things haven't been going the right way for the Leafs. One goal games are ending the wrong way. Jonathan Bernier still has a habit of letting in the first shot, and James Reimer's save percentage is a bigger throwback to the 80's than Back To The Future Day was. But beyond the goals for and goals against, there have been some bright spots, and a lot of it comes from above.

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