Marner and Dermott to Represent the OHL in the Canada/Russia Series

Jon Steitzer
October 21 2015 09:39AM

It may not be much of a surprise but the two highest drafted Leafs prospects from the 2015 Draft have been selected to participate in one of junior hockey's biggest showcases outside of the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Corey Pronman has reported that both Travis Dermott and Mitch Marner will be playing for the OHL next month against the Russian team.

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Babcock is who we thought he was, thankfully

Ryan Fancey
October 21 2015 09:13AM

With only a handful of games in the books for the Leafs and much of the league, it's obviously a little early to start drawing any conclusions about anything at this point. As a general rule, the cut-off for making any big statements about the hockey season falls around the 20-game mark or so. We've always been outlaws over here at TLN though.

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Back to the Future

Jon Steitzer
October 21 2015 07:52AM


Thirty years ago today a mad scientist and a time travelling Delorean brought young Wendel Clark 30 years into the future from 1985. The hope was that he would have travelled far enough into the future to see the Leafs win the Stanley Cup. Instead of seeing a bright new future filled with endless possibilities, it just seems to be a lot like 1985 with some flashy new technology.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - October 20, 2015 - Evil Adam

Steve Dangle
October 20 2015 10:47PM


On this episode we have some Blue Jays talk, try to figure out Crosby's struggles, try to figure out what the heck is happening in Columbus, and Adam might be the worst friend/person ever with an incredible and dastardly prank.

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Can the Leafs help the Blue Jackets Not Suck Anymore?

Justin Fisher
October 20 2015 04:04PM

The Columbus Blue Jackets are off to an ugly 0-6-0 start and sport an even uglier -17 goal differential, which is worst in the NHL and far off second-last place Calgary's -9 mark. Things are so bad that GM Jarmo Kekalainen is reportedly considering both a roster shake-up via trade, and axing coach Todd Richards.

From Elliotte Friedman's 30 Thoughts earlier today...

3. The word last weekend was [Kekalainen] wanted to make a trade before a coaching change, and he’s certainly trying. He’s looking for a defenceman who can make life harder on opposing forwards.
There are two problems. First, when you’re struggling, other GMs throw anvils instead of life jackets. Second, it can be very difficult to find trading partners this early. Most teams want to see what they’ve got.

Hi, yes. Paging the Maple Leafs? 

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