TLN Player Power Rankings: OMG! Pre-Season Starts Tonight Edition

Jon Steitzer
September 21 2015 09:19AM

There are many things I am jerkish about in hockey and tonight we stumble onto another. I spend all summer waiting for the Rookie Tournament, but as soon as it starts I go into my "you don't learn anything from these games" narrative. I feel the same way about the preseason. I don't care if the Leafs win, if Nylander averages two points per game, etc. It pretty much all comes down to what Babcock gets out of this experience, and I'm most interested in seeing what he does with what is arguably the most interesting Leafs roster in over twenty years. 

Last week's power rankings were pretty much limited to who I thought would make up the Leafs opening day roster (assuming they were under contract). This week, to keep the power rankings fresh I've opened them up to be the top twenty players still in Leafs camp. Since 16 players were dropped last night you won't see Ryan Rupert on this list, so I guess I'll have to think of a new number one.

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Leafs Cut 16 Players From Main Camp

Justin Fisher
September 20 2015 05:58PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs started their training camp with a huge amount of players, so it's not surprising to see the team cut a large number of players early on. From, Toronto has reassigned 16 players to their respective junior and minor league clubs.

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LFR: Grabner traded for everybody

Steve Dangle
September 20 2015 12:51PM


The Leafs just traded everybody for Michael Grabner. Does that make sense?

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Leafs add Troy Bodie, Don Luce as pro scouts

Jeff Veillette
September 20 2015 12:51PM

As training camps get underway across the National Hockey League, you begin to see some familiar faces wearing different uniforms. Sometimes, it's a different logo, but in other cases, it's a jacket rather than a jersey. We've seen a mix of both today, as it's come out that Troy Bodie and Don Luce have joined the Leafs front office as professional scouts.

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Bobby Cappuccino
September 20 2015 08:01AM

With the additions of Matt Hunwick and Martin Marincin, Toronto’s top 6 on the back end seemed to be set in stone for most people. They seemed to round out a d core that already included Phaneuf, Rielly, Gardiner, and Polak.

Only one problem: there’s no leadership in that lineup. Coincidentally, there’s no Stephane Robidas in that lineup. Hmm. Curious. 

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