Scratching Clarkson Shows That Leafs Management Doesn’t Get it. #MyColumn:

Bobby Cappuccino
February 09 2015 06:57PM

David Clarkson can't believe it and neither can I.

It’s been a tough month in Leafland, with the Leafs losing 11 in a row and just being inept at everything. Horachek has been a bust of a coach, Kessel has disappeared as predicted, and Bernier has had his first real flutter in an otherwise flawless Leafs career. 

But none of that is as bad, misguided, and - most importantly - classless, as scratching David Clarkson. 

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Monday Mailbag: Noted Leafs fan Connor McDavid and the Forever Undefeated

Jeff Veillette
February 09 2015 04:00PM


I'm not saying that this losing streak is in the past, but what I will say is that since the last time the Leafs lost a hockey game, about 1.05 million children have been born. That's about 40% of the population of Toronto, who have never been alive to see the Leafs lose. They, for now, are the blessed generation.

Lets answer some mailbag questions, shall we? If you ever have any, tweet myself or @TLNdc.

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Trying to Predict a Tyler Bozak Trade

Shawn Reis
February 09 2015 01:04PM

As the trade deadline nears and rumors circle around the likes of Cody Franson, Daniel Winnik, and Mike Santorelli, people have begun to ask what the Leafs might be able to expect in a return for those players.  While it's a bit of a guessing game, the reality is you're looking at some combination of draft picks in the first three rounds and maybe some mid-level prospects.  This is nothing new.  We see it every year with pending unrestricted free agents being moved from a bad team to a good one.

Tyler Bozak, on the other hand, is a more curious case.  His name is hopping around the rumor mill of late, with the likes of Darren Dreger and Damien Cox reporting he is very much available.  There are a couple of factors at play that make predicting what the Leafs could get in a Bozak trade a bit more difficult.  For one, Bozak has three years left on his deal.  Another consideration is that while he plays on the Leafs top line, he's more of a second or third line center.  Pending unrestricted free agents are easy to gauge value for.  Guys with term who have an undefined spot in the lineup can be trickier.  So what exactly could the Leafs expect from trading Bozak?

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Nation Network NHL Power Rankings: Blackhawks reclaim top spot

Thomas Drance
February 09 2015 11:33AM


They've been called "the Glenn Healy" of NHL Power Rankings, they've been furiously annotated and derided as useless. And now they're here. Available across the Nation Network: it's NHL Power Rankings!

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Is Phil Kessel a Coach Killer?, or "Hey, Look at This Nonsense!"

Justin Fisher
February 09 2015 11:14AM

The Hockey News has released the cover of their upcoming deadline special and, well...

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