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Laurence Gilman is the Leafs New Assistant General Manager

In what is becoming a bit of a tradition, the Leafs announced some pretty big news while I still driving in to work. Today’s news is that Laurence Gilman will be the new Assistant GM of the Leafs. The Release: Kyle Dubas, General Manager of the @MapleLeafs, announced today that Laurence Gilman has been named…

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Pridham Gets Promoted to Assistant General Manager

Brandon Pridham has been promoted from Assistant to the General Manager to Assistant General Manager. Here’s the release: Kyle Dubas, General Manager of the @MapleLeafs, announced today that Brandon Pridham has been promoted to Assistant General Manager. #TMLTalk pic.twitter.com/4iNR93k2zU — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) May 23, 2018 Here’s what it means: We are going to make…

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WWYDW: Name your ECHL team

Yeah, we’re in that point in the offseason. It was announced yesterday that the Leafs’ newest ECHL affiliate would be called the Newfoundland Growlers and feature a big ‘ol dog on their logo. There aren’t enough hockey teams named after dogs, and honestly, dogs are fantastic. All hockey teams should be named after dogs. But the…

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2018-18 Leafs Season In Review: Patrick Marleau

2017-18 saw Paddy Daddy Marleau donning a non-San Jose Sharks jersey for the first time in his 20-year NHL career. Last summer, Marleau inked a huge 3-year contract with the Leafs at $6.25 million per season. Despite that contract being a massive cap pill to swallow for a player who will turn 39 before next…

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The Keaton Middleton era is over; expected to re-enter draft

The Darryl Sittler era. The Dougie Gilmour era. Mats Sundin era. The Phil Kessel era, the Auston Matthews era. But not the Keaton Middleton era, as it looks like he’ll never get a formal chance to suit up for the Blue and White. Today, it was reported that the 2016 fourth-round pick would not be…

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Should the Leafs Look at Steve Staios for an Assistant GM Position?

With Lamoriello and Hunter gone from the Leafs organization it’s time to start figuring out who are the ideal people to fill the vacancies. The name that seems to be out there the most is Ron Francis. That’s great, and I think in all likelihood the Leafs will have serious discussions with him about whether…

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Leafs Geeks Podcast – Systems Analysis

Gus Katsaros from McKeens joins us this week to take a deep dive into Toronto’s systems, breaking down what they can learn from Vegas’ success this year. 2:54 – What can we learn from Vegas’ systems? 9:41 – Comparing it to Toronto’s forecheck. 20:20 – Evaluating the Leafs’ DZ play. 32:55 – Toronto’s breakouts. 36:34…

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2017-18 Leafs Season in Review: Roman Polak

The man. The myth. The legend. Roman Polak made his triumphant return to the Leafs part of the way through the 2017/18 season after facing a horrific leg injury in last year’s playoffs. Since the Leafs first acquired him from the St. Louis Blues in 2014, Roman Polak has been a controversial figure in Leafs…

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Marlies’ Stars Thriving In Timely Manner For Leafs Organization

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to look a whole lot different next fall. The Leafs have six players set to hit the open market in July–James van Riemsdyk, Tyler Bozak, Leo Komarov, Tomas Plekanec, Dominic Moore and Roman Polak–and three restricted free-agents–William Nylander, Andreas Johnsson, and Connor Carrick. I’d expect the remainder of the…

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Mark Hunter Has a Sad and Leaves Toronto

So, nothing like starting off the work week with some big news… The Leafs announced today that the club and Assistant General Manager Mark Hunter have mutually agreed to part ways, effective immediately. — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) May 22, 2018 “Following extensive discussions with Mark, he and @MapleLeafs have mutually agreed to part ways,” said…

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Mailbag: Questions about Vegas edition

In a cruel twist of fate, the Vegas Golden Knights, who didn’t even exist 12 months ago, now are off to their first ever Stanley Cup Final. So we naturally got a bunch of questions about them, but we’ll lead with something else. Who will have a better season next year, Andreas Johnsson or Kasperi…