Leafs Sign Jerred Smithson

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
November 06 2013 03:17PM

It looks like the Leafs are taking the temporary fix route to their centre crisis, signing Jerred Smithson to a 1-year contract ahead of Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils. While not the big splash that some were hoping for, it's probably the sanest move. Why? Read on. 

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Mark Fraser ready to return

Steve Dangle
November 06 2013 12:45PM

 
                                           Photo courtesy of Jason Schwabe

As Sportsnet 590 the Fan reporter David Alter mentioned on the Steve Dangle Podcast last week, it looks like the Leafs will be getting defenceman Mark Fraser back from a knee injury for Friday's game against the New Jersey Devils.

Will he actually play? That doesn't seem like it's written in stone.

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Leafs Prospect Update: November 5, 2013

Justin Fisher
November 05 2013 06:04PM

Connor Brown - RW - Erie (OHL)

Despite the Otters’ 11 game win streak coming to an end, winger Connor Brown had another big weekend. Brown netted a hat trick in a 6-0 Erie romp over the Niagara Ice Dogs, and added another goal and assist in a 6-2 loss to the London Knights. A five point weekend helped Brown strengthen his hold on the OHL scoring race - with 15 goals and 21 assists in 17 games, Brown’s 36 points is five up on second place.

And while the mountains of goals and assists are nice, Brown recently revealed in an interview with Hockey’s Future’s Jason Menard that it’s his plus-minus numbers that he gets excited about: 

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When they were kids: Today's NHL stars

Steve Dangle
November 05 2013 12:01AM

  

You ever go on a never-ending YouTube journey until four in the morning? Well you're about to go on one.

While on a trip to Edmonton with the fine folks at Oilers Nation last week, we visited the West Edmonton Mall. While walking around, we came across an indoor ice rink right in the middle of the mall. I had heard of this place in interviews with Jordan Eberle and Steven Stamkos in the past. I realized that this is where The Brick Tournament is played.

I mentioned that it would be really cool to see footage of guys like Eberle and Stamkos as kids playing novice. Not long after, Avry showed me that not only is there footage - there's tonnes of it!

Check these gems out!

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Butterfly Effect: JVR & Kadri

Steve Dangle
November 04 2013 10:07AM

 

Remember this guy? I remember this guy quite well.

I've seen many Leafs games live, but there's only one I can remember where a player scored a hat trick. That player was none other than Boyd Devereaux.

Leafs fans owe him a big thank you.

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