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Counterpoint: Smithson signing shows lack of institutional creativity

Well, it appears the Toronto Maple Leafs have “fixed” their hole at centre, luring mercenary Jerred Smithson out of retirement limbo and onto his fourth National Hockey League club in the last three seasons. No, that’s not a typo, and no, Smithson is exactly the wrong kind of player you want to look at when…

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Leafs Sign Jerred Smithson

It looks like the Leafs are taking the temporary fix route to their centre crisis, signing Jerred Smithson to a 1-year contract ahead of Friday’s game against the New Jersey Devils. While not the big splash that some were hoping for, it’s probably the sanest move. Why? Read on. 

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Mark Fraser ready to return

                                             Photo courtesy of Jason Schwabe As Sportsnet 590 the Fan reporter David Alter mentioned on the Steve Dangle Podcast last week, it looks like the Leafs will be getting defenceman Mark Fraser back…

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Leafs Prospect Update: November 5, 2013

Connor Brown – RW – Erie (OHL) Despite the Otters’ 11 game win streak coming to an end, winger Connor Brown had another big weekend. Brown netted a hat trick in a 6-0 Erie romp over the Niagara Ice Dogs, and added another goal and assist in a 6-2 loss to the London Knights. A…