TLN's All-Time Greatest Leafs Team: Phil Kessel

Jeff Veillette
September 01 2015 08:50AM

As we embark on our annual TLN Top 20 Prospects series, it's important to remember and recognize the special players that paved the way for tomorrow's stars. Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing our first ever TLN All-Time Greatest Leafs Team, announcing a new player every day until we've filled out our 23-man roster.  

It's been a crazy few weeks, as we've combed through some of the greatest players in Leafs history to create an all-time team. We've spanned decades upon decades, going as far back as the 20's and 30's to grab the likes of Babe Dye and Charlie Conacher. Our goaltending rotation ranges from the present age of 44 to 89. The team's centre depth is about as good as it gets for any potential team; off the top of my head, only Montreal, Detroit, and Pittsburgh could definitely claim better options down the middle.

But we're still missing one more player on the wing. A top six winger, no less. While many will surely disagree with the selection, I don't think there's a better player left to choose than the recently departed Phil Kessel.

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Summer of Analytics Too: Electric Boogaloo: Leafs Hire Bruce Peter

Jon Steitzer
August 31 2015 06:51PM

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According to the Saskatoon Blades, the Leafs have hired their Statistical Analyst, Bruce Peter.

Peter has already been added to the Mapleleafs.com Management list, so we can assume this is official.

Peter will be joining a team that includes Cam Charron (former editor of this site and noted girlfriend haver), Darryl Metcalf, and Rob Pettapiece reporting up to Kyle Dubas.

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Monday Mailbag: Buncha Bangers

Jeff Veillette
August 31 2015 03:47PM

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I'm going to the Blue Jays game tonight. I like it when teams score more points than the other team, especially when the team that does it is the one that I'm cheering for. The Blue Jays have done that a lot lately. I like seeing the City of Toronto happy and successful. I don't know where I'm going with this, but Toronto rules and hopefully more parts of it will rule soon.

Anyway.

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TLN'S ALL-TIME GREATEST LEAFS TEAM: FELIX POTVIN

Steve Dangle
August 31 2015 09:15AM

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TheLeafsNation.com is counting down the best Leafs of all-time and Felix Potvin made their list. Knowing he is my blue and white bae, they  asked me to make a video about him. Here it is!

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TLN Prospect Profile: #5 Jeremy Bracco

Bobby Cappuccino
August 31 2015 08:09AM

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When the Leafs traded their 24th overall pick in the 2015 draft to move down, I was a little upset. Others questioned the move too - with Travis Konecny still on the board, why not take him and run away laughing? But I was sad for a different reason - TLN favourite Jeremy Bracco was still available, and he most certainly wouldn’t be by the time the Leafs picked again. Or so I thought.

When it got to the Leafs 34th overall pick, I expected them to call Bracco’s name. With that pick, the Leafs took Travis Dermott, once again breaking my heart. But then finally...pick #61. Mark Hunter calls Bracco’s name, and he is a Leaf. Pure euphoria. For me. I am sure it was great for Bracco and his family as well.

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