Leafs send Frederik Gauthier back to Marlies

Embed from Getty Images After acquiring Brian Boyle less than 24 hours ago, the Leafs have sent Frederik Gauthier back to the Marlies.  The Leafs have sent Freddy Gauthier to the Marlies and taken Mitch Marner off injured reserve. Brian Boyle is a go. — James Mirtle (@mirtle) February 28, 2017

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How the Brian Boyle trade impacts the Toronto Marlies

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/TSGPhoto.com The trade that sent Brian Boyle from the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Toronto Maple Leafs took the city by storm. Finally, the Leafs’ fourth line centre debate was as good as done; if we’re typecasting roles, Boyle fits that role better than just about any player in the National Hockey…

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LGD: Right, there’s a game tonight

Embed from Getty Images ALL THE TRADES! The league is going fully insane ahead of tomorrow’s deadline, and the Leafs, having already acquired Brian Boyle, are apparently well in the mix. But there’s more than the boardroom to worry about today; the blue and white begin their California road trip against the San Jose Sharks…

A Look Back At The Trades Of Dave Nonis

Embed from Getty Images With the 2016-17 trade deadline fast approaching, I thought it might be fun to take a trip down memory lane for a retrospective on the trades of the previous management regime.  Dave Nonis was General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs for two and a half seasons, covering three trade deadlines. …

The Leafs don’t need to make the playoffs to justify the Boyle trade

Embed from Getty Images Even if you predicted the Leafs would be this competitive in their first season after picking Auston Matthews, you have to admit it’s made for a strange year. There’s no greater example for this than the fact Toronto is an apparent buyer at the trade deadline, while the Tampa Bay Lightning – a…

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Why the Brian Boyle trade is likeable on all fronts

Photo Credit: Kim Klement/USA TODAY SPORTS It’s been a long time since the Toronto Maple Leafs have been buyers at the deadline. I’m not even talking all-in, trading the youth core, throwing away first round picks levels of buying. In the past thirteen years, the Leafs’ idea of “going for it” in late-February, early-March has…

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Mitch Marner nearing return from shoulder injury

As the playoffs inch closer and closer, the Leafs need all hands on deck for the stretch run. One player they have been missing recently has been Mitch Marner. Marner was injured in a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets where a collision with Boone Jenner didn’t go as planned. Marner was on the ice…

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TLN Monday Mailbag: February 27th

Whoa, it’s almost March already?! Time flies when you’re having fun, and the Toronto Maple Leafs are a lot of fun. But they’re also extremely concerning, depending on who you ask. Which is everyone, really; we just can’t all agree on the concerns. Here’s five of them for this week: