Should the Leafs be active in Free Agency?

View image | gettyimages.com The say the answer to the headline is almost always no, and in this situation we’ll clear that up immediately, and say that’s correct. The answer is no. Of course, this is assuming the conventional approach, where the Leafs go and throw too much money at a player who has impossible…

Report: Nazem Kadri, Richard Panik get qualifying offers from Leafs

View image | gettyimages.com Both Nazem Kadri and Richard Panik have earned qualifying offers from the Toronto Maple Leafs, meaning they don’t become unrestricted free agents on July 1st.  The #Leafs have issued qualifying offers to forwards Nazem Kadri and Richard Panik. #TMLtalk — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) June 29, 2015 This is, for the most…

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Expectations for Marincin’s Next Contract

View image | gettyimages.com I’m not one for sitting around and watching the second day of the draft, since it’s A) often difficult to follow and B) typically falls on a beautiful Saturday in late June, so I am admittedly late to weigh in on anything draft related. Amongst the numerous picks that now give…

The dream of trading Bozak lives on

View image | gettyimages.com A section of Leafs fans have been in a little bit of panic over the last couple days because the team hasn’t put a lot of its dead weight on planes out of town yet. Most notably, Tyler Bozak still hasn’t been moved, and according to Friedman yesterday, there’s a decent chance…

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3 off-the-board targets for the Leafs in free agency

View image | gettyimages.com “We’ll be active, but we might have a different set of targets than other teams” Brendan Shanahan said over the weekend, when asked about the Leafs’ approach to free agency this week. So, who might those targets be? We obviously have no idea yet, but there are some interesting ones out there, especially now. You’ve…

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Will You Play Hockey For Food?

The summer has quietly arrived. The weather is nice, people are looking for things to do, and unfortunately, watching hockey isn’t one of their options. We’ve got lots of offseason stuff to talk about, but no games to watch. Of course, that’s a first world problem; there are much more unfortunate things out there –…

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TOP-10 UFA COUNTDOWN #2—MIKE GREEN

Photo Credit: Rick Osentoski/USA TODAY Sports The free-agent pool for 2015 lacks a complete defenseman but does offer a substantial offensive player in Mike Green. The Washington Capitals blue liner has majestic career stats that tower over most of the free agents available and he is one of the 10 best offensive producers from the…

Report: Roman Polak Garnering Trade Interest

View image | gettyimages.com Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf might be the biggest trade chips the Maple Leafs have to offer, but according to the Globe and Mail’s James Mirtle, there might be another Toronto blueliner that other teams could call on… One veteran whose name is out there, however, is defenceman Roman Polak, who has…

The TLN 2015 Shadow Draft

View image | gettyimages.com We’re going to try something new today. A few weeks ago, we at TLN came across a ‘Shadow Draft’ done by the Battle Red Blog, SB Nation’s Houston Texan’s site. What’s a Shadow Draft? Good question. From Battle Red… If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of a shadow draft, John Sickels…