TLN Top Twenty Leafs Prospects: #9 Frederik Gauthier

#172011750 / gettyimages.com Frederik Gauthier is perhaps the most interesting prospect in our rankings from a voting perspective. He has slid down six positions from last year’s preseason rankings, and one from the midterm grades, to ninth this time around. Among TLN’s writers, Gauthier was ranked anywhere from fourth to sixteenth, so this past season has some of us…

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #10 Carter Ashton

I know what some of you are thinking. How is a 23 year old ranked in the top ten of a prospects list? Particularly one that made his Leafs debut three seasons ago, and has almost fifty NHL games under his belt? Carter Ashton, of course, fits that description. But I’d like to argue that…

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TLN Top Twenty Leafs Prospects: #11 Greg McKegg

Greg McKegg’s path to the NHL has been a bit up and down to say the least.  That bumpy road has made it difficult to peg where his potential lies and how soon he can reach it (if that). The voting by the Leafs Nation staff made that pretty clear. Three of the nine writers put him firmly inside the top…

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The NHL Advanced Stats Cheat Sheet

This guide is an overview for the media and newcomers to the NHL’s advanced (or “fancy”) stats. It includes definitions of the key advanced stats concepts, plus an FAQ to clarify some of the typical inquiries about these measures. It is not to meant to be completely comprehensive; only a useful introduction to possession-based analysis.

TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #13 Tom Nilsson

#149939472 / gettyimages.com Now that Gunnarsson is gone it’s time to make way for the next Leafs Swedish defenseman. While that’s more likely to be Granberg in the short term, and Loov could be the better long term option, there’s some really interesting middle ground with Tom Nilsson. Nilsson ranked 16th in our voting last…