The Curious Case of Matt Stajan

Justin Azevedo
August 23 2013 09:21AM

Blackhawks vs Calgary Flames 12/5/10

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

I've said for a couple of seasons now that I think Matt Stajan is still a quality player. Even when he was in the midst of his .3 PPG season in 2011-2012, some were still defending him even though scores of Flames fans clamored for a buyout. With him entering perhaps his final season in Calgary, it's time to examine exactly what went wrong.

Let's take a look at the numbers and do some analysis.

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 16 - Tom Nilsson

Jon Steitzer
August 23 2013 08:14AM

Name: Tom Nilsson
Position: Defense
Hometown: Tyresö, SWE
Size: 6’0", 176lb
2013 Team: Mora (Allsvenskan)
Acquired: Draft - 4th round, 2011

To say I don’t know much about Tom Nilsson is an understatement. In fact I wonder how many people really have much of idea about him other than European scouts. Even with my occasional early morning viewing of Swedish Elite League games I can’t say anything about Nilsson since this will be the year he finally moves up from Sweden’s tier two league into what is likely the fourth best hockey league in the world. My lack of knowledge of Nilsson didn’t stop me from ranking him 17th on the prospect list, one behind where he actually wound up. I guess I’m trusting that since the Leafs seem to have a good eye for Swedish defensemen that trend would continue, but I’m going to hold off on anointing him the next Niklas Lidstrom.

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 17 - Tony Cameranesi

Justin Fisher
August 22 2013 08:54AM

Name: Tony Cameranesi
Position: Center
Hometown: Maple Grove, Minnesota
Size: 5'10", 180lb
2013 Team: University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA)
Acquired: Draft - 5th round, 2011

Plain and simple, I don't think Tony Cameranesi has gotten the attention he deserves. As a 5th round pick from two years ago, it's understandable that the Minnesota high school product took a backseat to more high profile prospects in the Leafs system. Still, Cameranesi followed up a strong rookie season with Waterloo of the USHL with an equally, if not stronger rookie season with Minnesota-Duluth in the NCAA.

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Leafs Announce 2013-14 Broadcast Schedule

Steve Dangle
August 21 2013 02:08PM

Hey you guys like watching and listening to the Leafs, right?

The Leafs have just announced their 2013-14 broadcast schedule, detailing where you can watch and listen to the Leafs games for this quickly-approaching season.

So who gets what?

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Jon Abbott to take over as Leafs radio play-by-play voice

Steve Dangle
August 21 2013 01:09PM

Last year's voice of the Toronto Marlies is now the voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Well, he's one of them, anyway.

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