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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 14- Brad Ross

    Name: Bradley Ross Rad Boss Position: Left Wing Hometown: Lethbridge, Alberta Size: 6’1, 183lbs 2013 Team: Toronto Marlies, Idaho Steelheads Acquired: Draft, 2nd Round, 2010 If you asked me a year ago where I’d rank Rad Boss I probably would have placed him a lot higher than 18th spot I personally ranked him at. Putting aside his WHL production,…

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 16 – Tom Nilsson

Name: Tom Nilsson Position: Defense Hometown: Tyresö, SWE Size: 6’0", 176lb 2013 Team: Mora (Allsvenskan) Acquired: Draft – 4th round, 2011 To say I don’t know much about Tom Nilsson is an understatement. In fact I wonder how many people really have much of idea about him other than European scouts. Even with my occasional early morning viewing of Swedish Elite…

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: No. 19 – Andrew MacWilliam

Name: Andrew MacWilliam Position: Defenseman Hometown: Calgary, Alberta Size: 6’2, 214 lbs. 2013 Teams: University of North Dakota, Toronto Marlies Acquired: Draft- 7th Round, 2008 What can be said about the Andrew MacWilliam? He’s certainly a prospect in the Leafs organization. He’s a left-handed shot. He’s not one that garnered a lot of attention over…

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Ragin’ for Stajan: A Bozak Comparison

Just saw someone claim Matt Stajan is better than Tyler Bozak. Hands down the funniest thing I’ve read in months… #Leafs — Anthony Nicholson (@N24Nicholson) August 12, 2013 Funny thing about this claim, by any reasonable metric it’s 100% right. In the 55 games that Matt Stajan had his time overlap with Phil Kessel’s in…

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Yakov Mironov’s Leaflets: Addition Edition

JEFF SCHULTZ Last week Jeff Schultz of the Washington Capitals let it be known that he has been unhappy with his ice time over the past two seasons and is looking to move on. Coincidentally the Toronto Maple Leafs are team with a horrible defense and are in the market for players that can improve…

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YakovMironov’s Leaflets: May 30th – Dallas Done?

At the moment there are three coaching vacancies sitting open in the NHL (thanks Tortorella for opening up another spot.) There’s been no shortage of interest in Dallas Eakins for head coaching jobs in the past, and it sounds like he’s been actively interviewing this summer. There is a very real possibility that the Marlies…

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YakovMironov’s Leaflets: Can’t Fight This Feeling Anymore

In case you missed it over the past season, it’s become clear that Randy Carlyle seems to think fighting gives the Leafs some kind of competitive advantage. While I admit to some enjoyment from the occasional sideshow, it seemed ridiculous to link the success of the team to bad hockey players dropping their gloves to…

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YakovMironov’s Leaflets: May 16th

Say Good Night Gracie  I guess it would be foolish not to start off this post with at least addressing Game Seven, though frankly, I’m over it. There is nothing this franchise can do anymore that legitimately surprises me. While a collapse like this is unprecedented and unlikely statistically, it doesn’t change the fact that…

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YakovMironov’s Leaflets: Playoff Edition

LESSONS LEARNED At the very least we can now say everyone on the roster has playoff experience. The Leafs are still getting reacquainted with the post season so it seems only fair that there are few things that needed to be relearned. One goon in your lineup in the playoffs is pointless, but two is…

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YakovMironov’s Leaflets: Playoff Bingo!

Playoff Bingo (bigger, more playable card) “What’s more fun than playing Bingo?” “Nothing!” answers your 90 year old Grandmother. Well it’s time for Leafs Nation to catch Playoff Bingo fever with this handy dandy Bingo card which should be easy to complete by the end of Game One.

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YakovMironov’s Leaflets: April 18th – Just say “No-Zak”

Leaflets is a weekly rundown of thoughts and notes on the Leafs by Jon Steitzer that will usually appear on Thursdays. Follow him on Twitter YakovMironov JUST SAY NO-ZAK Darren Dreger stated yesterday that Tyler Bozak is seeking five million dollars a season. A player who is a disappointment at $1.5 million wants more? In the NHL…

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YakovMironov’s Leaflets: April 12th

Leaflets is a weekly rundown of thoughts and notes on the Leafs by Jon Steitzer that will usually appear on Thursdays. Follow him on Twitter @YakovMironov #FreeJamesvanRiemsdyk While it may seem odd to save someone from the top line, I can’t help but feel James van Riemsdyk may produce at a higher level on a different…