Top Twenty Leafs Prospects Midterm Ranking: #15 to #11

Justin Fisher
February 04 2015 01:00PM

#15 - Carter Ashton

Carter Ashton is a curious case.  Drafted in the 1st round by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2009, Ashton had a strong junior career that included representing Canada at the 2011 World Juniors. One year later, his trade to the Leafs came as a surprise amid a solid rookie campaign in the AHL. Since then, he’s been a mixed bag of promised potential and underwhelming performance. Playing 54 games in the NHL by the age of 23 is an encouraging sign for former first-rounders like Ashton, but putting up a miniscule 0 goals and 3 assists in all those games is not. Suspended this year by the NHL for the use of PEDs, Ashton has since cleared waivers and is back in the minors.

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WWYD - Pulling Your Goalie (Twice)

Justin Fisher
February 04 2015 09:00AM

Last night was hilarious. Jonathan Bernier nicks himself with his skate and has to leave the game to get fixed up. James Reimer relieves him for the briefest of moments, and gets pulled when Bernier is ready to return. Bernier then gives up two goals and the Nashville Predators beat the Toronto Maple Leafs for their tenth straight loss. What a riot!

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A NationDrafts Champion is Born

baggedmilk
February 04 2015 06:00AM

Winnier

To start off the year we decided to have another round of the always loveable NationDrafts!  Unfortunately, the pool ended without the fanfare that I feel that it deserved.  Things ended without our winners getting the day in the sun that they're pale blotchy skin so desperately deserves.  With that, I present the winners of the NationDrafts pool.

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Leafs Postgame: This team is a parody of itself

Jeff Veillette
February 03 2015 09:11PM

You know what? I'm just going to get straight to the point with this one - this loss, in my eyes, is worse than the 9-2 loss that the Predators laid on this team earlier in the season. At least that game was a known lost cause from basically the beginning. This one? It had a glimmer of hope, and a plot twist which, though everyone knew it was coming, was one that logic would typically imply to be impossible. But here we are. Ten straight. How can you even be mad? This team is the greatest non-Shakespeare tragic comedy in the history of humanity. That's barely even hyperbole.

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Dreger: 60% chance Leafs trade Tyler Bozak before the deadline

Thomas Drance
February 03 2015 04:27PM

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(Courtesy: TSN)

Use the Janice voice and say it with me: "Oh. My. God."

In a Tuesday edition of Insider Trading on TSN, Darren Dreger unveiled what we'll call his "Big Board."

"First of all," Dreger began. "(Maple Leafs general manager) Dave Nonis has reached out to a number of general managers to say, 'you know what, we're not ready to put the for sale sign up just yet, but get your offers ready. If there's a particular player you want, get your offers ready because we're going to do that at any time moving forward in the days ahead.'"

On the block are some of the nams we'd expect, including Cody Franson and Daniel Winnik. Tyler Bozak at 60 percent though? All caps: WOW.

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