TLN Player Profile: D Morgan Rielly

Shawn Reis
October 04 2015 08:06AM

Morgan Rielly is our second-last installation in the Player Profile series.  That's exciting news, because that means the start of the regular season is right around the corner.  And it sure seems that few players on the Leafs will play a more important role for the team this season than Rielly, who after a couple of seasons of getting his feet wet in the NHL, seems poised to break out and establish himself as a legitimate top-four defenseman, or perhaps something even greater, in the NHL this year.

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Babcock's Postgame Comments Hint at Opening Night Roster

Justin Fisher
October 03 2015 11:08PM

Though we won't likely hear of any official roster cuts until Sunday or Monday, Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Mike Babcock's Saturday night postgame scrum with reports might have given us some insight into the opening night roster. 

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Leafs Postgame: Toronto Loses In Final Preseason Tune-Up

Justin Fisher
October 03 2015 08:00PM

It may have been against a very young and inexperienced Detroit Red Wings group, but credit where credit is due - this may have been one of the Toronto Maple Leafs' best showings this preseason, specifically on the defensive side of the puck. Still, there's a lot to learn (and just as many cuts to come) before Wednesday's season opener.

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LGD: Curtain Call

Shawn Reis
October 03 2015 01:56PM

I took some heat in my last LGD for saying I was excited for the preseason to end, but this time I feel like I can say that again without much argument.  It's been a lengthy and certainly at times interesting preseason, but the Leafs have hit an exhibition skid, most of the jobs seem to be earned, and it's just time to get onto some meaningful hockey.  So let's all celebrate what this pre-game represents: the end of the preseason, and the start of an 82-game rollercoaster.

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Shawn's Opening Night Lineup

Shawn Reis
October 03 2015 01:34PM

Everyone else is getting in on the fun, so why not?  If I were the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, this would be my opening night lineup:

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