TLN Mailbag: Goalie Controversy Season!

Cat Silverman
October 05 2015 05:51PM

Twas the week before the NHL season openers, 

and all through the league,

Raffi Torres was throwing elbows into heads, 

and Toronto's goalie situation was creating intrigue...

Have I mentioned that I hate goaltending controversies? 

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Rich young adults associated with cocaine also associated with hockey and maybe even the Toronto Maple Leafs

Jeff Veillette
October 05 2015 04:57PM

I guess we should have known that the Viktor Loov story wasn't going to blow over. A week after the Leafs prospect suggested to Swedish media that there was a "lot of cocaine" in the NHL and that there was "bound to be some" in the AHL as well, the NHL's deputy commissioner Bill Daly admitted that they've noticed an increase in usage around the league, and as TSN investigated further, found that there were Leafs players involved.

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TLN Player Profile: Nazem Kadri

Jeff Veillette
October 05 2015 12:58PM

Nazem Kadri grew up wanting nothing less than to be a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. While the NHL was always his dream, his sights were originally set on the bleu, blanc, et rouge of the Montreal Canadiens. But when Brian Burke decided that drafting him was going to be the best way to get a good player while annoying as many people as possible, the tables turned. Suddenly, he had a new and unlikely favourite team, and six years later, he might be the best player in blue and white.

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Stephane Robdias suddenly injures his everything, won't make the Leafs

Jeff Veillette
October 05 2015 11:09AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have joined multiple other NHL teams in exiling big contracts, letting 38-year-old Stephane Robidas that he will not make the team. The native of Sherbrooke, Quebec is on the second year of a three-year, $9,000,000 contract.

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TLN Player Power Rankings: Opening Roster Edition

Jon Steitzer
October 05 2015 10:21AM

The preseason is over. The roster is set-ish. We are back to a nice clean slate where almost anything is possible (a playoff season falls into the exclusions.) With that fresh start, we're gonna restart the Player Power Rankings this week as well. No "Last Week's Rankings", those were preseason rankings. This is all about the 82 games that matter (again, we'll assume playoffs aren't happen). And our journey starts now on ranking the players who will lead the charge to the draft lottery.

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