Leipsic excited to begin playing in Leafs organization

Jeff Veillette
February 16 2015 03:02PM

Even though he hasn't dressed for the team yet, all eyes were on the recently acquired Brendan Leipsic after today's game between the Toronto Marlies and the Binghamton Senators. That caught him a bit off guard, but he took the time to speak to the media regardless. "It’s cool." said Leipsic of the surprise scrum. "You know, coming from Milwaukee, [there's] obviously not too much media attention like Toronto."

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Marlies and Sens Split NHL Arena Series

Jeff Veillette
February 16 2015 02:27PM


There's no greater feeling for a prospect than finally stepping foot on the home ice of your NHL team's arena. It usually signifies that your hard work has paid off, as you've made it to the biggest stage there is. This long weekend, however, brings a bunch of Leafs and Senators hopefuls to those rinks for a different reason - to represent their AHL clubs.

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Monday Mailbag: Happy Family Day

Jeff Veillette
February 16 2015 12:31PM


Ah, Family Day. It's the holiday that we made up because we needed time off in the middle of a month famous for being cold and making couples remember to go on a date. The latter has passed, and the former is at its peak; I don't understand why anybody would want to go outside today. I don't know how many of you are spending today with your families, but I do know that a few of you spent a minute or two asking me questions, which I'm here to answer.

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The Florida Panthers Are "Interested" in Phil Kessel

Justin Fisher
February 16 2015 11:48AM

The buzzards are beginning to circle...

According to Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel, the Florida Panthers might be looking to add some significant firepower to their roster in the form of one Philip J. Kessel. 

From the man himself...

This is, uh, well... pretty obvious? I'm pretty certain that 29 teams in the NHL are interested in acquiring Kessel, one of the league's premier goal scorers, if they can do so without giving up any of their "young studs". That being said, at least we can now identify at least one team with a level of certainty.

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What the Franson, Santorelli trade tells us about how the Maple Leafs will approach the trade deadline

Thomas Drance
February 16 2015 09:35AM

It seems possible that by the March 2nd NHL trade deadline 'the Big Smoke' will refer not to the city in which the Toronto Maple Leafs are located, but to the foggy, suffocating mixture of airborne solids and gases emitted by the much anticipated Maple Leafs fire sale.

With Sunday's trade of Mike Santorelli and Cody Franson, the Toronto Maple Leafs have begun to cash in their most expendable assets. That much is clear. What remains to be seen is whether this deal is the first ember that will inevitably spark a complete combustion of the flawed core constructed by Brian Burke and Dave Nonis over the past five years.

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