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Leafs Postgame: Brooklyn Nets

Photo Credit: Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports Tonight was a battle of former players. Brad Boyes, PA Parenteau, and Michael Grabner wore the blue and white in a foreign building situated in a familiar market. On the other side of the ice, Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin reminded Leafs fans of an era since past. Tonight,…

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Whirlwind closing minutes end in Marlies loss

Photo Credit: Mike Ivall / M_IvallOJHLI I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again; there’s something about the St. John’s IceCaps that just make the Toronto Marlies play differently. Games against Toronto excluded, the team appears to be a slightly above average group of players on the younger end of the American Hockey League….

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LGD: Hello Brooklyn

Embed from Getty Images So, that whole “better location” thing didn’t exactly work out for the Islanders, did it? Even with a smaller arena, the team is still unable to fill it, averaging fewer than 13,000 fans in the stands per game. Some of those fans have unfortunate viewing angles, others have to deal with…

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Life goes on without Nylander, Kapanen as Marlies win over IceCaps

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com Having two teenagers on your AHL roster is a rare occurrence. Having them both be core players is rarer, having one become the best player in the league while staying there is even rarer, and losing them both to the World Juniors? Well, that’s not typically a thing that happens. Then…

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Dmytro Timashov named player of the game in Sweden’s WJC debut

Though the main story in Toronto after Sweden’s first game at the World Juniors is the status of William Nylander, who took a blindside hit to the head in the first period and didn’t return, he wasn’t the only Leafs prospect on the ice this morning. Dmytro Timashov, who lined up with the Nylander brothers…

William Nylander victim of dirty blindside hit in 2016 WJC debut

Embed from Getty Images While everybody was excited to see William Nylander rip up the world juniors, there was some concern that his high-profile status would make him a physical target for the opposition. Those fears were confirmed, as the 19-year-old took a blindside hit to the head late in the first period.

The Twelve Leafs of Christmas

Embed from Getty Images Merry Christmas! We at TLN wish you and yours a wonderful holiday, and we hope you found a bunch of amazing gifts under the tree this morning! This is a guest post from friend-of-the-blog Mike Commito. Mike is a hockey historian, and writes for the Royal Half as the Preview Professor…

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The Roundup

A Canucks Christmas rap, Mike Babcock and Christmas come early, Johnny Gaudreau is very good at hockey, can the Oilers sign Steven Stamkos, World Junior previews, Justin Schultz, Dougie Hamilton, Jake Gardiner and more in the weeks Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings. Merry Christmas Nation!!