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Elliotte Friedman on future Leaf Joe Thornton and more

So the deadline is over and with it is the sense of urgency around any Leaf related rumour. While teams can still make trades (though not use the player in the playoffs) and we still have NCAA free agency season to look forward to, in reality the rumours of significance are on hold until the…

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Getting a Defender on Short Term Loan

There’s a mechanism in professional soccer whereby a team can loan a player to another team, either to send a young player to a lower league to gain development experience, or to address a position of weakness temporarily, or to cover for an injury. The AHL also has this function. Since the Leafs’ defense is…

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Muzzin is out and the Leafs want to know if you can play defense

It’s safe to say that the Leafs injury situation has been a tad ridiculous this year. It’s probably safe to say that they would not be the bubble team they are if they hadn’t had significant injuries to: -Dermott -Hyman -Tavares -Marner -Muzzin -Andersen -Kerfoot -Johnsson -Mikheyev -Rielly – and now Muzzin again Defenceman Jake…