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September 18 2015 06:45AM

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Jake Virtanen stands out in Van, Harvey the Hound one of Flames All-time greats, Nylander will make it hard on Leafs, Ehlers ready to make the jump, protecting Connor McDavid, the NHL's growing image problem and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by Draftkings.

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Leafs to remove broadcasters from team charters, make players shave

Jeff Veillette
September 17 2015 03:41PM

It looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs have decided that their flights are reserved for themselves, and not the people who are there to talk about them. In an obviously Lamoriello-driven move, team broadcasters will have different flight arrangements beginning this season. As well, the players look.. different.

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Leafs acquire Michael Grabner for five players

Jeff Veillette
September 17 2015 11:20AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs just got a little bit faster today, acquiring Michael Grabner from the New York Islanders for Taylor Beck, Carter Verhaeghe, Matt Finn, Christopher Gibson, and Tom Nilsson.

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TLN Player Profiles: F Leo Komarov

Jon Steitzer
September 17 2015 08:00AM

So far 2015 hasn’t been too fun for Leo Komarov. He spent the back half of last season trying to recover from an early December concussion. And his joyride along a Finnish highway stuck him with a $51,000 speeding ticket. You’d think things would have to start improving for Komarov at some point.

The 2015-16 is a clean slate, but not one without new challenges. As a bottom six winger, Komarov has to establish a foothold in a lineup that seems to be entirely built of bottom six wingers, and without a coach or GM with ties to him, it should be a high pressure training camp for Uncle Leo

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TLN Player Profiles: C Mark Arcobello

Cat Silverman
September 16 2015 05:15PM

People fall into two camps about Mark Arcobello. 

They either love him for being an underrated possession driver who takes a ton of shots (and therefore creates scoring chances), or they hate him for being very small and kind of predictable on the ice. Some people think he's a strong middle six forward, others think he'll be lucky to earn a roster spot out of training camp for the rebuilding Leafs.

Here's your opportunity to decide where you fall on the Arcobeliever Scale. 

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