Toronto’s Guide to the 2016 World Junior Hockey Championship

Embed from Getty Images When it comes to the World Junior Championship, it doesn’t take a lot to get most Canadians excited. It is a holiday tradition and something that is far more popular in this country than everywhere else combined. That’s thanks in large part to the marketing done by TSN to turn it…

Leafs at the World Juniors: When Canada was Toronto’s Team

Embed from Getty Images A lot has been made of the Leafs’ presence at the World Juniors this year. I can’t blame the masses; the Leafs are sending five prospects, two of which amongst the world’s best in William Nylander and Mitch Marner, another blue-chipper in Kasperi Kapanen, an underdog in Dmytro Timashov, and a…

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Leafs Postgame: Homecoming Hat Trick

Embed from Getty Images Tyler Bozak may have been born in Regina, but his hockey birth came in Colorado. After a few years of decent to very good numbers in the BCHL, the centre made the jump to the University of Denver, where he went from undrafted player with an outside shot to one of…

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TLN Monday Mailbag: December 21st

This intro paragraph is for sale. No, but seriously, I’ve got nothing this week. I don’t most other weeks earlier, but this is dire. Let’s just jump straight into your questions! *cough* Sorry. But seriously, read on.

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LGD: Inentional vs. Unintentional Tanking

Embed from Getty Images If you haven’t watched the Colorado Avalanche since their awe-inspiring 2013-2014 season, not a whole lot has changed.  They still post subpar possession numbers. Semyon Varlamov is still pretty damn good at tending net. Gabriel Landeskog and Nathan MacKinnon are both still trending up, Matt Duchene is still underappreciated, and their…

Leafs Prospect Cody Donaghey Traded From Halifax to Moncton

Embed from Getty Images It’s World Junior time, but it’s also very close to CHL trade deadline time. With that comes all the excitement of watching prospects you’ve possibly forgotten about moving to new teams in hopes that they might get a few extra playoff games.  Today’s move involves former training camp signee Cody Donaghey……

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TLN Player Power Rankings: Xmas Edition

It’s been an interesting week, and we can celebrate the fact that the Leafs are unbeatable in regulation over the past 5 games. Or if you want to be sour about it, they could have a three point cushion on the Blue Jackets in the race for Matthews if they could lose faster. I’d like…

Leafs at the World Juniors: Pogge vs. Rask

Embed from Getty Images With the 2016 World Junior Championships just days away, TLN will be revisiting some of the best performances by Maple Leafs prospects during past WJC tournaments. Today, we kick things off with one of the more controversial (and painful) stories. Almost every year, one goaltender makes a name for himself on…

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Leafs Postgame: Leafs Allowed Nice Things Sometimes

Bernier…saved the first shot. — The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) December 20, 2015 Bernier saved the first shot… and the second shot… and the next 24 after that, too. A 5-0 win against the Kings for Jonathan Bernier’s first victory of the season- just like everyone predicted. Bernier (finally!) got the monkey off his back, earning his shutout of…