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State of TLN 2017: #JefflerOut

Much like the Leafs organization has re-arranged their various rosters over the past several weeks and months, in preparation for the upcoming 2017/18 season, The Leafs Nation has been doing similar. More exciting news will surely come in the near future, but today we’ll get things started with a departure: my own.

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TLN Monday Mailbag: July 24th

I’m going to my first Blue Jays game of the season tonight. It’s such a shame that they’ve turned out to be, uh, Actually Bad. Just one full season of all the big Toronto sports teams succeeding at once would be spectacular, but apparently, life is unfair. Hopefully they at least keep it interesting tonight,…

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Marlies sign Alex Gudbranson to AHL contract

Just when you thought the Toronto Marlies were done at the contract table, they’ve found a way to sneak yet another deal in. The team announced today that they’ve agreed to terms with defenceman Alex Gudbranson, signing him to a one-year, two-way (AHL/ECHL) contract.

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Tyler Bozak’s downtown condo is up for sale

I never know how to feel about “player’s home being bought/sold” type stories. They’re so deeply speculative that there’s no real conclusion that you can draw from them, but they’re still interesting to at least talk about. Especially when they involve a player that you could logically place on the market. So with that in…

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Marlies hire Rob Davison as assistant coach

The Toronto Marlies have made a hiring this afternoon, adding Rob Davison to the staff as an assistant coach. Now, I know you’re going to say, that name sounds familiar, and that’s because he’s Vesa Toskala’s sworn enemy:

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TLN Monday Mailbag – July 17th

Another Monday, another mailbag. I suppose that’s about all we have guaranteed to talk about this summer, unless the Marlies plan on continue to sign players until the AHL questions why they have a 146-man roster going into training camp. Here’s what was on your minds this week:

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Marlies sign Josh Winquist, Matias Cleland to AHL contracts

Not stopping with the signing of Michael Paliotta yesterday, the Toronto Marlies continued to shore up their depth spots on Saturday with the signings of Joshua Winquist and Matias Cleland to two-way, AHL/ECHL contracts. On the surface, both of these moves seem to be on the peculiar side to some, if only because the Marlies…

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Where will young, puck-moving defenceman Timothy Liljegren get played?

As you probably saw yesterday, Timothy Liljegren, Toronto’s first-round pick in the 2017 Draft, signed his entry-level contract with the team. It’s a pretty standard deal; the maximum $925,000 in base salary, the maximum $92,500 in signing bonuses, and $400,000 in Schedule A bonuses. That’s a little more than what Lou Lamoriello is used to…

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Toronto Marlies sign Michael Paliotta to AHL contract

The Toronto Marlies are on a mission to ensure that they don’t fall behind in defensive depth at any point in the upcoming 2017/18 season, and this morning, they’ve continued to chip away at their goal. The club announced on Friday that they’ve agreed to terms with defenceman Michael Paliotta, signing him to a one-year…

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Breaking down the Toronto Marlies 2017/18 schedule

The Toronto Marlies revealed their 2017/18 schedule yesterday, giving you about three months to prepare your plans for the upcoming American Hockey League season (or, in my case, figure out what nights I can keep free to go to concerts or confirm to my family that I’m alive). The full schedule can be found here,…