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2013-14 Leafs Fantasy Hockey Preview – Defence

A few days ago, Ryan Fancey took a look at several Leafs forwards and their fantasy value. Some time between then and now, Leafs Nations readers’ luck changed and now you have me writing about the defencemen. Take a look-see here and find out what’s going on with the Leafs blueliners – and how they…

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Sights And Sounds, Marlies Camp Day 3

  The Toronto Marlies entered day three of training camp a little bigger then when I first checked in on Wednesday. On that afternoon, the team re-added defenceman Jesse Blacker, and rookie Tyler Biggs to the roster, but both missed practice yesterday and made debuts today. Also making his debut was winger Stefan Legein, who…

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Tyler Bozak espouses Tyler Bozak myths; is not Patrice Bergeron

Ugh, I don’t want to get into this again. From Michael Traikos: Get Kessel the puck and you essentially have a friend for life. Bozak understands this better than most and that is why their relationship works. He knows his limitations. He is not Joe Thornton or Jason Spezza. Instead, the no-frills puck distributor models…

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Joe Colborne on the block? Sure… why not?

The big news from last night’s preseason contest is that Jonathan Bernier and Nazem Kadri both left to injury. I’m not going to worry too much about either, and neither should you. Whatever was ailing Bernier sounds like it just got a little tender during the game and he pulled himself out for precautionary reasons….

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Leafs beat Sens 3-2. Bolland impresses, Kadri hurt?

I’m never quite sure how to write about preseason contests. I feel like the majority of the hockey world is looking for something different than I am. I don’t attempt to look for the matchups and possession battles that I would in a regular season contest and dissect how players did relative to others in…

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Leafs – Senators Gameday Thread

Hey, look at that! The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to be playing on national television tonight, against the Geographically Ambiguous Ottawa/Kanata Senators. It’s the Battle of Ontario, except unlike last year, Senators will have some of their best players not out to devastating injury. The Leafs are… 1-0-1 in the preseason? Sounds about right….

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Cody Franson willing to play on a one-year deal

With the current cap situation we’re in I personally think a one-year would suit the team the best. You know, they’ve got a little bit of a crunch on numbers and you know, I’m just trying to make it happen for both sides. Until any deal is signed or Dave Nonis goes on record to…

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Marlies Open Training Camp

While Leafs training camp continued to run its inevitable course, the Toronto Marlies took in yesterday’s first cuts (with the addition of a few others) and began doing preparation of their own for the upcoming season today at the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence. 

Cabbie, Kadri, JVR, make boss-ass Vine

And just think, if Dave Nonis didn’t get Kadri to sign a contract, we may have never gotten this video! Nazem "the Dream" Kadri, James "JVR" van Riemsdyk, and funny TSN reporter dude Cabbie made a nifty little Vine video Wednesday afternoon. The Jock Jams music at the end is a nice touch, too. This…

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Toronto Maple Leaves forward Phil Kessel ranked No. 20 by ESPN

Thanks to Jonathan Willis for this screengrab from ESPN’s Top 100 forwards list. It’s interesting, how a quibble over the team name is going to distract us from the fact that the 9th highest point-getter in the NHL during the last four years and perpetually healthy elite forward in the prime of his career is…