October 12 2015 08:47PM
When you sign a grocery list's worth of players to contracts across the organization, it's not surprising when one or two don't go according to plan. Such is the case with forward Nikolai Skladnichenko, who the Marlies have agreed to part ways with so he can pursue other opportunities.
October 12 2015 11:10AM
It's Turkey Day! Today, we're thankful for every single one of you who comes back and makes us feel like our insanity placed in the form of paragraphs is worth something. We're also thankful that we had no expectations for this team to do great things this year, because if we did, we might be spending this weekend in an institution. This is going to be a weird six or so months..
Anyway, we have a bunch of questions this week, as we usually do. Let's get started!
October 11 2015 09:22PM
Now that the NHL regular season is underway and all of the organization's prospects have returned to their respective junior and club teams, it's about that time we kick off another year of weekly prospects updates.
When I joined TLN, this was my gig - prospect reports. Looking back, I spent my first year fawning over Morgan Rielly of the Moose Jaw Warriors and not a whole lot else. In my first ever TLN article, I wrote about Rielly, Joshua Leivo, Stuart Percy and Garret Sparks - not because they were doing anything remarkable, but because they were the best prospects in the organization.
Fast track to today, and we can see just how far this group has come. Rielly is on his way to becoming a legitimate top pairing talent, while Leivo, Percy, and Sparks are all pro hockey players with the Toronto Marlies. The good news is that none of the latter three are considered top prospects any longer, having been passed over by a number of extremely talented kids that the Leafs have since drafted or acquired by trade. The organization has as good a prospect pool as it has ever had, and that's why following them closely this year will be such a blast.
Let's get started...
October 11 2015 01:00PM
I'm so mad. I'm so relieved. I'm so thankful. I'm such a hot mess, right now. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving!
October 11 2015 09:43AM
The season is under way and the Toronto Maple Leafs have jumped out to an amazing lead for last place in the NHL. Don't worry, though - your boys in blue might be losing at hockey, but TLN is winning at #content. Look at all the cool stuff we posted this week...