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WWYDW: Should the Leafs make changes to their lineup?

The Toronto Maple Leafs are ROLLING right now. Sure, it’s only three games. But besides falling behind 2-0 against the Chicago Blackhawks (and then dominating the rest of the game, and winning in overtime)… what more could you want from this team? But ALSO… we haven’t been in an argument about Josh Leivo recently. Also,…

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Future Star Friday: Kerby Rychel

Just as you asked for some content to get you ready for the weekend, we’ve got another edition of Future Star Fridays! We began this series to showcase players who were not Calder eligible and therefore no longer also eligible for our yearly summer prospect rankings, which you can read all over the site. After…

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WWYDW: Who re-signs next summer?

Let’s think big picture today, because it’s a Wednesday evening in August and what else would you rather do than stress about NEXT offseason? In case you need a reminder, here’s a list of the Leafs’ contract situations. Out of the “core pieces”, we’ve got JVR, Tyler Bozak and Leo Komarov all potentially hitting the…

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TLN Top 20 Prospect Rankings 2017: #16 James “JD” Greenway

Known formally by “James Greenway” and informally by most as “JD”, he’s known to us as the sweet 16th ranked prospect on our rankings. From all accounts so far, JD seems to be a good kid with a decent sense of humour, but how does that translate to the ice? *Not to be confused with…

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Monday Mailbag: “When the heck does the season start?” edition

August. Twenty-first. Two thousand AND Seven…teen. The point of the year where you do things like care about a big star in the sky, potential Leafs d-pairings and also Connor Brown’s contract or lack thereof. Caring about hockey at this point in the year is weird because you either care so much or just want…

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TLN Top 20 Prospect Rankings 2017: #20 Nikolai Chebykin

Welcome to the 2017 edition of the TLN Top 20 Summer Prospect Rankings, or whatever formal name you’d like to call them. Today, we start the official Top 20 countdown. If you’re new to this, a bunch of blogger hacks vote on a list of Leafs youth products and aggregate them into a ranking. (The…

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Martins Dzierkals signs a one-year deal with the Marlies

My favourite name in the prospect system is finally signed to a deal. Not an ELC, but hey, you take what you can get in this industry. The Latvian Legend, the nickname I just gave to Martins Dzierkals, signed a one-year deal with the Toronto Marlies today. Which essentially means they can keep an eye…

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Introducing the 2017 TLN Summer Prospect Top 20 Rankings

The ones may still be cold and the sun may still be shining in this rainy city, but it’s clear that summer is getting closer and closer to the end. Once we get to this point in the season, we start to see the annual traditions of back to school commercials, the Blue Jays getting…

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Announcement: We’re doing an AMA on /r/leafs tonight!

Do you have questions for us? Are you too afraid to ask them in the mailbag or on Twitter dot com? Well you can head over to another online platform to do it as we’re making a great appearance on Reddit dot com tonight! Introducing, to my knowledge, the second ever The Leafs Nation Reddit…

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TLN Monday Mailbag: Holiday Edition

It’s summer and a lot of you guys are mailing it in. Heck, it’s a holiday right now for many of you. So anyway I’m going to just jump right into the mailbag because no one has time for fancy/Fancey* intros. *Ryan Fancey and I will be splitting this mailbag moving forward. Everyone should have…