TLN Top 20 Leafs Prospects Midterm Rankings: #10-#6

Justin Fisher
January 23 2014 06:23AM

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#10 - Greg McKegg - C (Toronto, AHL)

Greg McKegg is a player I've liked ever since he was the one bright spot on a dismal Erie roster, and after interviewing him at a Canadian Juniors development camp a few years back I can't help but root for. That's probably why I'm excited to see him rebound from his tough first professional season and cement his place in the Marlies top six, frequently centering the top line. 

Whether McKegg has the ability to move beyond that role remains to be seen, but with few options at that position it is likely we could see McKegg getting spot duty in the NHL next year. If McKegg is going to take the next step it would probably be better to shift him back to the wing. Jon Steitzer

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - January 22, 2014 - Darkwing Puck

Steve Dangle
January 22 2014 08:57PM


On this episode of the Panago Pizza Steve Dangle Podcast, the guys talk about greatness, trades, and the ethical treatment of ducks.

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Leafs Acquire Kozun from Los Angeles

Justin Fisher
January 22 2014 05:27PM

I guess one way to be more like the Los Angeles Kings is to trade with the Los Angeles Kings.

The Toronto Maple Leafs swapped minor league forwards with Los Angeles this evening, sending Andrew Crescenzi to the Kings for right winger Brandon Kozun.

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TLN Top 20 Leafs Prospects Midterm Rankings: #15-#11

Justin Fisher
January 22 2014 06:17AM

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#15 - Garret Sparks - G (Toronto, AHL)

Goaltenders are difficult to judge so I'll keep this brief, but Sparks is the most advanced Leafs goalie prospect in the system and has excellent social media game, which makes him Top 15 candidate. 
A strong .924 save percentage in 495 minutes with the Orlando Solar Bears makes up for a disappointing .891 save percentage in 295 minutes with the Toronto Marlies, but those are goalies and small samples. Limited playing time recently due to playing behind a strong Drew MacIntyre in Toronto, but goalies take longer anyway. - Cam Charron

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LFR7 - Game 52 - Denver Half Dozen - Tor 5, Col 2

Steve Dangle
January 22 2014 03:34AM


The Leafs have won six straight games, so naturally I started talking about the playoffs.

Oh - and Dion Phaneuf's hat.

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