TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 19 – Andrew MacWilliam

Jon Steitzer
August 20 2013 10:02AM

Name: Andrew MacWilliam
Position: Defenseman
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Size: 6’2, 214 lbs.
2013 Teams: University of North Dakota, Toronto Marlies
Acquired: Draft- 7th Round, 2008

What can be said about the Andrew MacWilliam? He’s certainly a prospect in the Leafs organization. He’s a left-handed shot. He’s not one that garnered a lot of attention over the past five years he’s been kicking around the Leafs system (a rare Cliff Fletcher draftee), but he’s one prospect that I think we might be hearing a fair bit about in the next year.

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Mailbag: The Return

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 19 2013 09:21PM

So, the mailbag disappeared for a little bit. I'm a horrible person and forgot that it was Monday for two consecutive weeks. The third week, the bulk of what I got was hate mail. On top of that, I've disappeared for a bit, because I've been stuck between a mixture of family stuff, and being sick. With that said, all is good now, soI figure we should kick things off with a mailbag. For future reference, I'm also changing the Mailbag schedule. By that, I mean there isn't one. When we have enough questions and responses done to put out a mailbag, it'll be out. So, the ball is in everybody's court. If you want frequent mailbags, leave frequent questions. If not, don't.

Questions can now be left at our new, shiny AskFM page. Questions not pertaining to the Leafs or to TheLeafsNation will be ignored. Valid questions that can't be fit into a mailbag post will be answered directly on the page. Now, without further ado...

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Steve Dangle Podcast - August 19, 2013 - Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em

Steve Dangle
August 19 2013 09:00PM


On this episode, Ben Fanelli joins the show to talk about his amazing story, New York Rangers camp, and his experience with new Marlies coach Steve Spott. Steve and Adam also dip into their usual Leafs talk, Grabo going to the Canucks, long contracts, Alfie, and how Chris has NEVER seen a Rock 'Em Sock 'Em video.

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 20 - David Broll

Cam Charron
August 19 2013 08:14AM


Name: David Broll
Position: Left Wing
Hometown: Mississauga, Ontario
Size: 6'3", 235 lbs
2013 teams: Sault-Ste. Marie Greyhounds, Toronto Marlies
Acquired: Draft - 6th round, 2011

We kick off our Top 20 prospects feature with David Broll of the Sault-Ste. Marie Greyhounds rounding up the end of the list. Compiling the list of names for the top twenty players, you begin to realize just how much depth there is organizationally, particularly along the wing position. It's apparent that a few years ago Brian Burke told his scouts to look out especially for big wingers. Just scrolling down the list, I count six guys that fit the profile, and somehow Broll ended up last.

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TLN's Top Twenty Leafs Prospects - Honourable Mentions

Justin Fisher
August 18 2013 04:29PM



So close. These guys all found their way on to somebody's Top Twenty list, but didn't receive enough votes from the Leafs Nation staff in order to get their own special profile in our upcoming countdown. It's not all bad news, however… As these guys received at least some recognition, they are now ineligible to rank anywhere in next month's TLN Worst Leafs Prospect special.

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