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Pittsburgh Should Trade Malkin to the Leafs? No. Stop it.

View image | gettyimages.com A fun little piece ran in the Edmonton Journal earlier today, talking about the Pittsburgh Penguins and the apparent necessity for them to move Evgeni Malkin. Jim Matheson talked about several situations in which the Penguins could move their (other) star centre, and… wait, no. Stop. Don’t drag the Leafs into this… The Leafs…

Examining the Possibilities of Toronto’s (Other) First Round Pick

View image | gettyimages.com With their season far behind them now, the Leafs’ and their management are looking ahead to the offseason, and the 2015 draft of course is of prime focus. With much of the talk being focused on the Leafs’ current spot at 4th overall, there is also another pick that could prove very…

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The Case for Drafting Ivan Provorov

View image | gettyimages.com One of the things about this Making a Case series that we’ve been running on TLN is that it’s been a great opportunity for the writers here to sing the praises of players we’d love to see in the Blue and White. The thing about Provorov is that I’m sure many…

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Marlies End Winning Streak, Fail To Sweep Griffins

You didn’t think it was going to last forever, did you? While I’m sure the Toronto Marlies would have been happy with never losing a hockey game again, the odds of that weren’t exactly in their favour. Pure probability aside, the Grand Rapids Griffins are very good and not the type of team that just…

The Case for Drafting Dylan Strome

View image | gettyimages.com Dylan Strome appears to be the guy that most Leafs fans want to draft this summer. As I wrote this article, the little poll that sits to the right of of this site told me that 58% of TLN readers preferred Strome to Mitch Marner or Noah Nanifin, which is not…

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Marlies Must Remain Focused To Close Out Series

The Toronto Marlies continue to be full of surprises. At the nineteen game mark of the season, they were the worst team in the American Hockey League and well on their way to being the least successful Leafs affiliate of our generation. They then proceeded to win 35 of their next 57 games to sneak…

Friedman’s Thoughts on Leafs

View image | gettyimages.com While the first round of the playoffs were highly entertaining, they have left us with limited Leafs content. To help give us delicious little nuggets to tide us over to the draft, we rely on Elliotte Friedman’s 30 Thoughts. So let us give thanks to Uncle Elliotte as he has given…

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Marlies Recall Four From Orlando

Following the elimination of the Orlando Solar Bears from the Turner Cup playoffs, the Leafs organization had a bunch of its prospects sitting around with nothing left to do. That changed this morning, as the Toronto Marlies recalled four players from sunny Florida to recently sunny Ontario.

WWYDW – Trading Down

View image | gettyimages.com This week at TLN we’ve been profiling the most-likely candidates to be drafted fourth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the upcoming 2015 NHL Entry Draft. On Monday we talked about Boston College’s Noah Hanifin, and yesterday we covered London’s Mitch Marner. A little later today, we’ll be posting our next entry in…

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Viktor Loov Suspended Two Games For Blindside Hit

Some found it to be entertaining, some found it painful, and some found it malicious. No matter what you call it, the American Hockey League calls Viktor Loov’s hit from Sunday night one thing; suspendible. The Toronto Marlies will miss two games for his contact with Zach Nastasiuk.

The Case for Drafting Mitchell Marner

View image | gettyimages.com Continuing with our week of debate over the fourth overall pick, today we’re looking at Mitch Marner, a prospect with ties to the Leafs by way of Mark Hunter, who originally drafted him to play for his London Knights in 2013. Read past the jump for three key reasons Hunter may be wise…