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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #41 – Ivan Lodnia

Ivan Lodnia might not register on most’s radar ahead of the draft, but that’s just because he’s lost in the Erie Otters bounty of flashy offensive prospects. On most CHL teams, Lodnia is a first line forward. In Erie, he was just another guy on a team replete with future stars. Don’t let that dampen your…

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The Leafs may go a second consecutive year without a captain

Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello sat down with hockey insider Pierre Lebrun for a 1-on-1 video interview, which will be released at some point in the near future on TSN platforms. To hype everybody up for it, the network posted a 30 or so second teaser, in which Lamoriello drops a bit of insight…

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Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #42 – Marcus Davidsson

We’re looking at yet another Swedish prospect today. This time it’s Djurgardens forward Marcus Davidsson, a speedy and skilled prospect that excels in plenty of different areas, although he isn’t considered elite in any of them. Davidsson spent nearly the entire season in the SHL, a great sign for a young prospect. His point totals…

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Full Circle: The Return of Johnny ‘Malkin’ Mitchell to Toronto?

Ideally, when the Leafs go to fill their fourth line center role for next season, they do so by simply bringing back Brian Boyle and solidifying that spot for the next 2-3 years. Boyle was a fantastic deadline acquisition that provided a massive upgrade in that role over Ben Smith, and no doubt was part…

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Is Matt Martin Actually Good Defensively?

I think it’s fair to say that Matt Martin has been a polarising figure in Toronto this season.  Unsurprisingly, the divide mostly seems to be between traditionalists who see Martin as a player who performs a valuable role protecting the Leafs younger stars versus more statistically-inclined fans who see Martin is a low-scoring player whose…

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2016-17 Leafs’ Season in Review: Connor Brown

Day 3 of our TLN year in review series has Connor Brown on the docket. Brown is an achievement in drafting. He played on a poor Erie Otters team that was historically bad but Brown was able to stand out despite being a -72 (!!). Plainly, he scores wherever he goes and it is a…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Capology

This week, we take a deep dive into the Leafs’ cap situation with the unofficial Capologist of Leafs Reddit, Earl Schwartz (probably better known by his username, Earlisaboss). Here’s a time-stamped list of the topics we discuss: