Kessel Among Many Ex-Leafs Hunting For A Cup Ring (Part 2)

Embed from Getty Images A week or so ago, we decided to run through some of the more successful (and less than) exploits of fan-favourite ex-Leafs attempting to win a Stanley Cup with other teams here. Not that they gave up (in most cases, they didn’t) on the concept of doing so in Toronto, but as…

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What we learned about Auston Matthews at the World Championships

Embed from Getty Images Leafs fans are certainly no stranger to the hype surrounding Auston Matthews.  We know he’s an amazing, big, skilled forward with a great shot and fantastic hockey sense.  I’m sure many of you have seen the fantastic work done by Reddit user ImHuge in creating Auston Matthews’ extended highlights for each of the…

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TLN Monday Mailbag: May 30th

What a great first game of the Stanley Cup Finals we’ve seen so far! Clearly, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks are the types of teams that the Leafs aspire to be in the long run. Full of talent, fuelled by a bit of luck, but mostly with a long-term plan centred around…

Mitch Marner will never survive the NHL

Embed from Getty Images Yesterday, Mitch Marner capped off one of the single greatest seasons in the history of junior hockey. He finished second in OHL scoring, won the league MVP award, dominated the playoffs, won that MVP, dominated the Memorial Cup, won that MVP, and won the CHL MVP award to top it all…

Mitch Marner Should Be In The NHL Next Season

Embed from Getty Images On May 27 TSN published an article arguing that the NHL and CHL should modify their transfer agreement to allow “exceptional” drafted CHL players to play in the AHL, which they currently can not do until their 20-year-old season.  The focus of the article is on Mitch Marner, who just finished…

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#AfterAuston: Vitali Abramov

Embed from Getty Images Most people have Vitali Abramov ranked ahead of where the Penguins’ pick is eventually going to sit for the Leafs, but there’s enough doubt that he’s certainly worth writing about.  After all, Abramov’s a super-skilled 5″9′ Russian winger who needs to improve his defensive game.  That just screams draft slide doesn’t…

Mitch Marner wins Memorial Cup MVP, sweeps the silverware

Embed from Getty Images Hockey has officially closed out for the Leafs organization this season. The World Championships are long done, the Toronto Marlies have been eliminated, and with the Memorial Cup Finals just ending, they no longer have Junior Hockey to scout or meaningful games for their prospects to play. With Leafs draft picks…

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Marlies eliminated from Calder Cup Playoffs as Hershey advance to Finals

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com I don’t think anybody has wanted a reason to travel to Hershey, Pennsylvania more than the Toronto Marlies did this afternoon. Maybe somebody who really, really loves grocery store chocolate. But with the series once again on the line, the blue and white planned on doing anything in their power to…

#AfterAuston: Tyler Benson

Embed from Getty Images Most Leafs fans remember Brian Burke saying that Morgan Rielly was at the top of his draft board for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Many were concerned about the pick, as Rielly had only played 18 games in his draft year. A lot was up in the air. Would he develop…

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MGD Game 5: Still Doubtful, But Still Doable

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com One game at a time. Just like we said here before Game 4. When you’re down by what appears to be an insurmountable amount, the objective should always be to push yourself to reach more realistic goals along the way.