TLN Draft Profile: Haydn Fleury

Justin Fisher
June 19 2014 10:09PM

Name: Haydn Fleury

Position: Defenseman

Height: 6'2

Weight: 202lbs

Junior Team: Red Deer (WHL)

Rankings: NHL CSS - 9th (NA), ISS - 12th, Justin's List - 10th, Bobby's List - 17th

Poor Haydn Fleury. The undisputed second-best defender in the draft (behind Aaron Ekblad of all people), and he's getting such little coverage. As a two-way defender, I can't say it's surprising that Fleury just isn't getting the attention that speedy, skilled forwards like Nikolaj Ehlers, William Nylander, Kevin Fiala and Robby Fabbri get.

Still, the big blueliner is a solid prospect in his own right. Fleury scored eight goals and 46 points in 70 games for the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL this past season. Internationally, Fleury picked up a bronze medal at the 2014 IIHF U-18 World Championships, and received 'Best Defenceman' honours for efforts.

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Leafs Looking To Retain Franson?

Jeff Veillette
June 19 2014 08:56PM

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Though many have assumed him to be on the chopping block, TSN's Darren Dreger reported this morning that the Toronto Maple Leafs are keen on re-signing defenceman Cody Franson.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - June 19, 2014 - Hockey Card Horror

Steve Dangle
June 19 2014 08:48PM

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On this episode, Steve does a dramatic reading of a Sharks rant, the guys talk rumours, the draft, Adam's disgusting pants, and hockey card torture.

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TLN Draft Profile: Kevin Fiala

Bobby Cappuccino
June 19 2014 09:40AM

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Name: Kevin Fiala

Position: Left Wing/Right Wing

Height: 5'11

Weight: 180lbs

Junior Team: HV71 (SHL)

Rankings: NHL CSS - 3rd (EUR), ISS - 20th, Justin's List - 13th, Logan's List - 7th

The Swiss Czech-born, Swiss bred, Swedish League playing Fiala is one of the most offensively exciting prospects in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft - mainly due to posting the second highest PPG rate ever in the SHL among under-18 players. The one guy ahead of him? Peter Forsberg.

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On moving Jake Gardiner to forward

Steve Dangle
June 19 2014 09:39AM

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That's the face I made too, Jake.

So here's what we're losing our minds over today. Apparently the Leafs have discussed moving Jake Gardiner up to forward. Here's why it might be good, why it might be bad, and why - let's be honest - it probably won't happen.

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