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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Bonuses Drive Leafs Over 13/14 Cap

Jeff Veillette
June 18 2014 06:20PM


A little late to the punch on this one, but it appears that the Toronto Maple Leafs have gotten themselves in a little bit of Salary Cap trouble. According to James Mirtle via Capgeek, entry-level performance bonuses to Jake Gardiner and Morgan Rielly have the Leafs $475,000 above league max, which will be slashed from next year's available space.

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TLN Draft Profile: Nikolaj Ehlers

Justin Fisher
June 18 2014 05:34PM

Name: Nikolaj Ehlers

Position: Left Wing

Height: 5'10

Weight: 176lbs

Junior Team: Halifax (QMJHL)

Rankings: NHL CSS - 13th (NA), ISS - 11th, Justin's List - 7th, Bobby's List - 8th

Not all that much was known about Nikolaj Ehlers prior to this season. Playing nearly his entire junior career in Switzerland, and putting up solid numbers with Denmark's U18 and U20 squads, Ehlers only arrived in North America this year, suiting up for the Halifax of the QMJHL.

Did the Moosehead know what they were getting when they drafted him 6th overall in the 2013 CHL Import Draft? Geeze.

Ehlers took the league by storm, scoring 49 goals and 104 points in only 63 regular season games, good for fourth in league scoring, and another 28 points in 16 playoff appearances. For his efforts, Ehlers earned QMJHL Rookie of the Year, Offensive Rookie of the Year, and Best Professional Prospect honours.

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Camp Trillium: Helping with Hockey

Steve Dangle
June 18 2014 11:15AM


The battle for the 2014 Stanley Cup is over, but the fight against cancer continues. The fight requires determination, the fight requires support, and the fight requires funding. That's where you come in.

If you love hockey, the Leafs, and want to help out a great charity in a big way, here's how you can help and here's what's in it for you...

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