McKenzie: Babcock Sweepstakes a Three Team Race Between Toronto, Buffalo, and Detroit

Jon Steitzer
May 15 2015 09:25AM


In his Friday radio spot on TSN 1260 in Edmonton, Bob McKenzie dropped some of his knowledge on the Babcock situation. Apparently there hasn't been too much interest in speaking to Babcock, and the only teams that have expressed interest are the Sabres and the Maple Leafs. 

"Funny thing has happened here. The Mike Babcock frenzy has been limited to the Sabres and The Maple Leafs. For the time being those are the only teams that approached the Red Wings. Things could change in a minute, and Philadelphia could ask for permission to speak as well."

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Leafs expected to hire Hofford out of London

Ryan Fancey
May 15 2015 07:36AM


It looks like the Leafs will again go to their connection with the London Knights to make another addition to their management team. The team needs to start hiring to replace the staff they cleared out last month, and they already have one name in mind: Lindsay Hofford.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
May 15 2015 06:45AM


Todd McLellan and Oilers real close, will there be an Eakins and Leafs reunion, Flames season recap and stockpile of draft picks, Eddie Lack could be on the move, summer plans, NHL draft, free agency, playoffs and more in this weeks Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Why the Leafs Trading Down at the Draft is a Good (or Bad) Idea

Jon Steitzer
May 14 2015 04:00PM

There are few notions less popular in Leafs land than the idea of trading down in the draft. Toronto is a team that is starved for high end high skill prospects, and the idea of grabbing an elite talent after suffering through a horrible season offers some consolation. Of course, the draft is still over a month away, and we have plenty of time to consider every possibility so let’s dive into what trading down could look like.

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#TBT: The Legendary 2002 Playoff Matchup Against Ottawa

Adam Laskaris
May 14 2015 01:10PM

On Instagram and elsehwere #TBT (or Throwback Thursday for the uninformed) is a day where users post pictures of themselves from days past, though it seems these days "throwback" can often mean a time period of less than a month. 

On TLN, the new feature of #TBT will showcase a look at highlights (and ocassionally lowlights) of the Leafs' history. For starters, we're going to take a look at the 2002 second-round Battle of Ontario playoff matchup against the Ottawa Senators.

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