December 26 2015 12:08PM
The Leafs announced earlier today that they've sent a pair of players down back to their AHL affiliate Marlies- Antoine Bibeau and Rich Clune.
December 26 2015 10:20AM
Moving away from the traditional New Years Eve matchup, Canada takes on rival USA in the first game of their 2016 World Junior campaign.
Making their debut for Canada today are Leafs prospects Mitch Marner and Travis Dermott. Behind the bench for the American side is another familiar face for Toronto fans, in former coach Ron Wilson.
December 26 2015 10:13AM
Though the main story in Toronto after Sweden's first game at the World Juniors is the status of William Nylander, who took a blindside hit to the head in the first period and didn't return, he wasn't the only Leafs prospect on the ice this morning. Dmytro Timashov, who lined up with the Nylander brothers on Sweden's top line, stole the show with two goals and an assist.
December 26 2015 08:31AM
While everybody was excited to see William Nylander rip up the world juniors, there was some concern that his high-profile status would make him a physical target for the opposition. Those fears were confirmed, as the 19-year-old took a blindside hit to the head late in the first period.
December 25 2015 06:35PM
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Don't say that we didn't warn you. Earlier in the season, we hypothesized on this site that William Nylander could, in theory, score 100 points in the AHL this season. The post was heavily criticized as insane and highly biased. It's now Christmas Day and despite a "slump" of "just" five points in as many games before heading to Helsinki for the World Juniors, he's still on pace for 95 over 76 games.
Rather than stick to the "we told you so", this post aims to double down. At this point in time, William Nylander is the best player in the AHL, and arguably the best player to ever play at this level in his age range.