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Leafs Roster Preview: Daniel Winnik

#491576777 / gettyimages.com What is there to say about Daniel “Moneypuck” Winnik? (note: I hate myself for using the term Moneypuck.) The pessimistic among us say that adding bottom six winger depth shouldn’t have been an organizational priority, but we were flooded with the Komarov, Booth, Winnik signings, and of course the trade for Frattin. The…

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Cut Day! No M-Orr Goons!

Excuse me while I take a brief victory lap around my office, as these are the best possible decisions the Leafs could have made heading into the regular season. And while the Leafs couldn’t cut everyone I wanted them to, they made four correct decisions. . SportChek Player Alert: #Leafs place McLaren, Orr and Holzer…

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BozFeed: 9 Carlyle Pictures Made Better With Jaden Smith Tweets

Randy Carlyle has been somewhat of an enigma during his time as the Leafs head coach. Often we find ourselves asking “What is he thinking?” Alas, I am not the one to provide answers to that question, instead I’ve turned to possibly the greatest philosopher of our time, Jaden Smith. His tweets seem to perfectly…

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Leafs Roster Preview- Roman Polak

#480678999 / gettyimages.com In hindsight I am now looking to the Roman Polak trade with a sense of satisfaction. Sure, the Leafs gave up a far better defenseman in order to acquire a right handed shot. Sure, it doesn’t matter which hand Polak uses because you don’t want to see him handling the puck, and…

Leafs Make Cuts. Bodie waives goodbye. Injury Prone Player Hurt.

#484062123 / gettyimages.com It’s a weird day when Leafs twitter bemoans the fact that Toronto has put an enforcer on waivers. Of course if that enforcer is Troy Bodie, and means a greater likelihood that Colton Orr and/or Frazer McLaren will start the season as Leafs I guess there’s some reason for outrage.

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Quantifying Compete Level: The Fanciest of Stats

#483921695 / gettyimages.com There has been a lot of talk lately about how the Leafs have used stats in the past few years, and that they’ve got internal ways of measuring players success. I found this interesting, because any stat they are using would seemingly defy any logical means to assess a player’s success. The…

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Introducing BozFeed: Which Leaf Are You?

In my opinion there’s been a problem with the content on The Leafs Nation for a while, people have been putting too much thought into their work. Writers have been doing their best to provide analysis, they’ve been making charts and graphs, they’ve been translating Swedish hockey sites so you can know more about Viktor…

TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #13 Tom Nilsson

#149939472 / gettyimages.com Now that Gunnarsson is gone it’s time to make way for the next Leafs Swedish defenseman. While that’s more likely to be Granberg in the short term, and Loov could be the better long term option, there’s some really interesting middle ground with Tom Nilsson. Nilsson ranked 16th in our voting last…

TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #16 Dominic Toninato

#146931013 / gettyimages.com What can be said about Dominic Toninato that explains why we think that he’s the 16th best prospect in the Maple Leafs organization? Last year we had the excitement of him being above a point per game in the USHL which was good enough to put him 15th in our rankings. He…

Fighting for Pro Hockey Gigs: Leafs announce Rookie Tournament Roster

#475675311 / gettyimages.com Today the Leafs have released the 2014 Rookie Tournament Roster and Schedule. For the most part this is exciting because the end of this tournament marks the beginning of training camp, but it also gives a few prospects a chance to earn an extended look at training camp, potentially the unsigned/undrafted guys…

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If the HFBoards Ran the Leafs

Coming off a historic collapse, and missing the playoffs for the 8th time in 9 years it seems reasonable that the Leafs are badly in need of change. The Shanahan hiring is a good start, and we hope Carlyle will soon be shown the door, leaving us with two birds left. The General Manager and…

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 5 – Matt Finn

  Name: Matt Finn Position: Defense    Hometown: Good ol’ Taranna boy Size: 6’0, 199lbs. 2013 Team: Guelph Storm (OHL) Acquired: Drafted, 2nd Round, 35th Overall in 2012   As much as I instantly question the logic behind every single first round pick the Leafs make (yes including Morgan Rielly), the past few years have…