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Further rethinking the way we talk about prospects

Embed from Getty Images There’s been lots of talk about rethinking the way we talk about prospects on TLN lately. Steve got the conversation started with his article and video on the prospect pyramid, and Jeff made a rebuttal that pointed out some of the weaknesses of the idea. I personally side more with Steve…

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KIDS THESE DAYS

The selfie game is strong with this crew. ?? #TeamNA #WCH2016 pic.twitter.com/sJQ2eup2ar — Team North America (@TeamNA_WCH) September 6, 2016 I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to see the fuzzy-cheeked collection of players known as Team North America get after it at the World Cup of Hockey with Connor McDavid of the…

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Is William Nylander a Hypebeast?

William Nylander is going to be a special hockey player. He’s crushed just about every level of hockey at the youth level, managed a 90 point pace with the Marlies even when a World Junior concussion and appendicitis slowed him down. He scored at a 50 point pace in his stint with the Leafs. He just…

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TLN Top 20 Prospects 2016: The Final List

Another year of the TLN top twenty prospects series has clued up, and there’s little doubt this has been our best one yet. The addition of Auston Matthews to an already top-tier farm system vaulted the Leafs to the very peak of the league rankings according to ESPN, and no other organization is really in…

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Jake Gardiner Is Really Good Defensively

Photo Credit: Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY SPORTS If you were to ask people around the NHL what Jake Gardiner is good at, you’d probably hear a lot of things related to his offensive abilities.  Earlier this year James Reimer said that Gardiner has a rare aptitude for passing.  Writing for the Canadian Press last fall, Stephen…