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Page 6ix Wednesday, September 23rd – And Then There Was DRAMA

Me, on Monday morning: What on earth am I going to put in this week’s Page 6ix column??? Me, this morning: How on earth am I going to fit everything into this week’s Page 6ix column??? Gossip/drama fans, it has been a week. (Okay, it’s been like, two days of a ton of drama but it all…

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A Look at the William Nylander Situation: from Cap Hit to Trade Talks

“Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.”- African proverb It’s true — they really don’t. William Nylander has never sailed through ‘smooth seas’ to say the least. I’d say he’s been on The Deadliest Catch for two or three seasons, from his contract holdout to today. The road is still incredibly bumpy for him as…

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Why the Leafs should not sign Mikael Granlund

As Speculatetember begins to wind down and the start of free agency draws closer, yet another forward made his intentions to hit the open market public. Todd Diamond, Mikhail Granlund’s agent, told Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic that his client is going to be testing free agency on October 9th. He is coming off a…

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TSN speculates on who the Leafs would protect in the expansion draft

It’s a year away and there’s no shortage of events happening in the next couple of weeks, but TSN took a look at who Canadian teams would likely protect if their rosters remained unchanged until next summer. Now what we do know is the Leafs roster is probably going to change. It’s probably going to…

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With the 15th overall pick the Leafs are proud to select… Dylan Holloway?

Much like the the Leafs’ NHL roster, their prospect pool is built on offensively oriented players and is a bit one-dimensional. The recent addition of Filip Hallander adds a different element to Toronto’s prospect ranks but the Leafs need to continue to diversify their organizational depth chart moving forward. As we continue TheLeafsNation’s series of…

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The NHL Goaltending Market and the Leafs

Hi there! Has it felt like we have talked about trading Freddie Andersen enough in the past week? Our apologies. We’ve been caught up in the possibility of Alex Pietrangelo finding his way to Toronto and that’s enough to distract anyone. Of course there have been a few things worth noting over the past week…

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Breaking down Alex Pietrangelo’s interview with The Athletic

Barely a few hours after rumours came out of his intentions to hit the open market, Alex Pietrangelo sat down with Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic and revealed a lot of details on what’s going on behind the scenes. If you have a subscription, I highly recommend you read that article first before proceeding with…

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Leafs FA target Alex Pietrangelo to pursue free agency

In an unexpected turn of events, it appears that the “Alex Pietrangelo to Toronto rumours have become more probable than ever. On Friday night, Darren Dreger of TSN reported that contract talks between Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues have ended. Meaning the 31-year-old defenceman will become a UFA on October 9th. Just spoke with…

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How the Leafs can afford Alex Pietrangelo

For months I’ve been telling myself not to get my hopes up on Pietrangelo, but the tides seem to be turning and I’m allowing myself to believe it may be possible for the Leafs to sign him. Yesterday, Pierre LeBrun had an article at The Athletic summarizing the importance of family in Pietrangelo’s decision, and…