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Nazem Kadri is in the driver’s seat

  I didn’t need to use this picture, but I really, really wanted to. Unless you missed the 40,000 tweets about it, "The Dream" aka Nazem Kadri has signed a two-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. As fellow awesome TLN writer Cam Charron wrote shortly before this post, Kadri’s contract is very good for…

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 3 – Frederik Gauthier

Name: Frederik Gautheir Position: Centre    Hometown: Laval, Quebec Size: 6’5", 214 lbs 2013 Team: Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) Acquired: Drafted, 1st Round, 21st Overall in 2013 (Photo: http://www.oceanic.qc.ca/) Frederik Gauthier – the Toronto Maple Leafs’ first round selection, 22nd overall in June’s NHL Entry Draft – was the definition of a safe pick. Gauthier put up…

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The Toronto Maple Leafs’ Great Experiment

“There hasn’t been a higher profile test case of hockey analytics condemnation of a team yet.” – mc79hockey.com Training camp for the Toronto Maple Leafs starts this morning, and for the first time in his nearly two-year long run as head coach of the team, Randy Carlyle is putting his own training camp together with a…

Nazem Kadri signs team-friendly contract

One day before camp, Nick Kypreos is the one to break the news: #NHL breaking news. Kadri will b ready for #Leafs camp. Expect news Kadri and #Leafs have reached agreement on 2 yrs just shy of 6M. — Nick Kypreos (@RealKyper) September 11, 2013 That’s a hell of a price for the Maple Leafs….