December 07 2015 12:14PM
I had a realization on the way home today. My income is defined by the words that I say in reaction to watching the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks play. They are the only two teams that haven't made it to ten wins yet.
Please buy me hard liquor for Christmas. Also, ignore that this was the same intro paragraph I used on Canucks Army's mailbag.
December 07 2015 09:01AM
The preliminary rosters for the World Junior camps continue to pour in, and it looks like host nation of the tournament will have some Leafs content after all.
Finland has announced their roster today (link in Finnish), and included on it is Kasperi Kapanen.
Kasperi Kapanen (Leafs/Marlies) joins camp next week, Mikko Rantanen (Colorado/San Antonio) plays in AHL Dec 21 and fly to Finland after.— Juha Hiitelä (@jhiitela) December 7, 2015
December 07 2015 08:00AM
Hope you enjoyed having four games this week, because we're in for only one game until the 15th. That will allow us all to pursue other interests like what is Mitch Marner doing, what is Willie Nylander doing, and probably a good time to check in on Auston Matthews too.
Here are the power rankings for the 2-2-0 week, which by Leafs standards, was very good.
December 07 2015 06:19AM
Dmytro Timashov, taken by the Leafs in the fifth round of this past summer's draft, has perhaps looked like their biggest find of the class. He started the season off with a strong camp with the big club in September, and since being returned to junior, he's ripped things up for the Quebec Remparts, notching 51 points in just 28 games and tying him for top five in the league in scoring.
Now, unsurprisingly, he'll get to join the Leafs' ace prospect William Nylander on Team Sweden's preliminary roster for this month's World Junior tournament in Finland.
December 07 2015 05:30AM
We wrote a lot about Mitch Marner and his scoring exploits over the past three days, but let's dive in again just in case you tuned out over the weekend and need a refresher.
Marner was instrumental in three London Knights wins in three days, scoring a hat trick in both Friday's and Saturday's games. In all, Marner scored six goals and 11 points in three games. You don't need a complicated visual to tell you that's insane.