The TLN Weekly Report Card: Feb. 5, 2016

Justin Fisher
February 05 2016 06:52AM

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Hey TLNers, and welcome to a new weekly special we'll be sending your way every Friday from here on out. It's the brand new TLN Report Card! 

Here's the scoop. You will get to give a big thumbs up or big thumbs down to every player on the Toronto Maple Leafs roster. Yes! You! You get the power to judge professional athletes on their job performance! With just one click! Think of how good that will feel! And, as a community, we'll let the entire world know just how much we adore Mo Rielly, and how little we think of... Oh, I don't know... Roman Polak?

So, what do you think? Who do you like? Who do you not? Who impressed you this week? Who stunk? Who do you want to get a fat contract extension? Who would you like to throw into an active volcano?

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
February 05 2016 05:30AM

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Roberto Luongo fuels Stamkos to Leafs, Canucks looking to sell, Jets have a Byfuglien conundrum, Wideman suspended 20 games, Flames roster impact now and at trade deadline, Connor McDavid is back if you didn't hear, All-star weekend madness, trade deadline wish lists and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Marlies begin road trip with dominant win over Manitoba

Jeff Veillette
February 05 2016 12:28AM

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Photo cropped from original, credit: Flickr / Manitoba Moose

The Toronto Marlies are taking an extended break from Ricoh Coliseum for the last time this season, touring Winnipeg and St. John's for two weeks before beginning a two-month stretch where the team doesn't go more than a weekend without a home game. Tonight, they kicked things off against the Manitoba Moose and walked away with a relatively stress-free 6-2 victory.

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Leafs Postgame: Dancing with the Devils

Jeff Veillette
February 04 2016 10:18PM

It was a night of celebration for the Toronto Maple Leafs. A few people had some endurance milestones; Dion Phaneuf was playing in his 800th game and Mike Babcock was coaching his 1000th, but what really mattered was the pre-game tribute to Darryl Sittler, whose famous 10-point game was 40 years ago this week.

Oddly enough, the Leafs and New Jersey Devils decided that a fitting tribute would be to put the sticks away and avoid scoring at all costs. Even with the shootout considered, the teams only put five pucks in the back of the net in a 3-2 Leafs shootout victory.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Feb 4, 2016 - Go Nets

Steve Dangle
February 04 2016 10:03PM

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(Props to @MrMikeEaton for the photo!)

On this episode, the guys talk about how screwed the Habs are, how screwed Islanders fans are, and the Dennis Wideman suspension.

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