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Auston Matthews is a Toronto Maple Leaf

As the Leafs waded around at the bottom of the standings for much of this past season, we always knew they’d have a real shot at landing Auston Matthews – the projected first overall pick in the 2016 draft since about two years ago. But instead of getting too excited, everyone seemed to tread lightly,…

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HERO Chart Rankings For The Players On The Trade Market

Embed from Getty Images With the first round of the draft only a handful of hours away and at least a couple of trades sounding pretty likely to drop within the next 24 hours, now seems like a good time to take a surface-level look at the quality of players rumored to be available. Domenic…

Should the Leafs kick tires on Nail Yakupov?

Embed from Getty Images While the focus in Edmonton appears to be on the sudden maybe-sweepstakes for Montreal Canadiens defenceman PK Subban, gossip has floated around regarding former first overall pick Nail Yakupov and his future in the city. 

Leafs Nation Draft Day Rumour Heap

Embed from Getty Images There’s been plenty of coverage here over the last few months about the top selection in the draft, as well as some digging into how things might play out later down the line. But we know that outside the actual picks, this offseason is being hyped as potentially the most active…

Today is a good day

Embed from Getty Images Before everybody’s chips land on the table, trades start to fly around, and teenagers begin to get poached by NHL teams, I think it’s important that we step back and acknowledge today’s circumstances. Nothing substantial, but an acknowledgement nonetheless.

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The Roundup

Big week for the Leafs, should the Jets make a big trade, Flames hire new coach, is Marc-Andre Fleury a fit in Calgary, Datsyuk disaster in Detroit, 10 years since Oilers went to the cup final, Vegas expansion confirmed, official expansion draft rules, 2016 mock draft, free agency and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent…