Jon Steitzer
October 08 2014 11:51AM

Hockey returns tonight. That’s exciting. Let’s talk about it for a while. Hopefully you spent some of your summer outside, doing stuff, maybe spending some time with family or friends, because hockey is your only friend now. Embrace your drug, slip on your jersey, open a beer and prepare to spend the next nine months arguing about Tyler Bozak’s shooting percentage.

Again we have the traditional opening night matchup between the Leafs and Habs. The Canadiens are proudly coming off a season that earned them playoff participant ribbons, and the Leafs coming off a season that many spent the summer drinking to forget. Tonight’s a clean slate and for the Leafs a chance to pick up their fifth opening night win in a row. It’s also a chance for us to take in the cheesefest which is an ACC opening night ceremony and the booing of Randy Carlyle during his introduction.

You can catch all the excitement on CBC  TSN Sportsnet starting at 5PM MT/ 7PM ET.

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What Would You Do Wednesday - Let's Start Some Trade Rumours

Justin Fisher
October 08 2014 06:23AM


It's a hell of a day, people. Not only does the regular season kick off tonight, but we've also got a new weekly feature to roll out. Every Wednesday is now What Would You Do Wednesdays, where TLN will describe a fantastical scenario and you, the reader, will let us know how you would handle it in the comments below.

Here's where it gets fun. Once you provide us with your answer, everybody on the entire internet will read it. Then they will give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down. Then you will become very famous and popular and all the boys and/or girls at school and/or work will be very attracted to you. It's that easy.

Ready? Let's do it.

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Leafs vs Habs & The Walking Dead all rolled into one...

October 07 2014 08:18PM


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Time for predictions!

Ryan Fancey
October 07 2014 08:09PM


(photo courtesy of Jon's brain)

With the puck dropping Wednesday night to start the NHL season, everyone is scrambling to get their predictions out there for the world to see. Here at TLN, we're no different, and it's time we got in on the fun.

Go ahead and scroll down for our Eastern Conference standings predictions, along with a quick defence from each writer on their Leafs ranking.

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Viktor Loov is a Toronto Marlie After All

Justin Fisher
October 07 2014 07:39PM

Truthfully, the title could have just as easily read "Marlies trade William Nylander to MODO for Viktor Loov."

From the always cool and informative Chris Johnston of Sportsnet...

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