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Making Sense of the Expansion Draft

Embed from Getty Images Back in December during the Board of Governors meeting the topic of what the Expansion Draft needs to look like was first raised publicly. I responded with a whole lot of speculation on the topic. Today as the GM meetings wrap up we’ve begun to get a bit of insight into…

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TLN Power Rankings: March 14, 2016

It was a fun week. More kids doing stuff. A couple of wins. What a fun time. The fun times seem to have started up around the same time as the new and improved power rankings, so we’re gonna keep rolling with the new format.

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Drake Caggiula Might Be an NCAA Free Agent Worth Targeting

The NHL trade deadline is now behind us and generally that means accepting that the players you have today are the players you’re gonna have tomorrow, and that can be pretty boring to fans of a team that definitely won’t be playoff bound. The need for something interesting to happen often leads us to the…

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TLN Power Rankings: March 7, 2016

It was an exciting week in Leafs land. Not, “hey we got a win” exciting or “hey check out the return we got for Parenteau” exciting, but thanks to the Marlies invasion we can look back and find a few positives.  We’re going to try doing something a little different with Power Rankings, and rather…

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The TLN Weekly Report Card: March 4, 2016

It’s that time of the week again. It’s time to give thumbs up or down to individual Leaf performances. On one hand, they’ve lost three times. On the other hand, THE KIDZ R HERE!!! Also Ben Smith!!! EXCITE!!!

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TLN Consolidated 2016 Draft Rankings: March 2, 2016

Embed from Getty Images Now that the trade deadline is behind us the next major days on the Leafs calendar all seem to be somewhat draft related. The lottery will obviously be an important day, and it feels like the next month and a half will be spent fretting over the idea of the Leafs…

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Leafs Schedule Could Assist in Tanking

With the deadline over we now can begin our countdown towards the end of the 2015-16 season. The Leafs have 21 games remaining, tied for second most games remaining in the league (only the Islanders have 22 remaining). With 21 games happening in the next 40 days, the Leafs average just under a day off…

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TLN Player Power Rankings: Turning Over The Leafs Edition

Yeah, so there’s a lot of new players to look at this week. Either via trade, via call-ups, and there’s good chance a ticket usher was thrown in a Leafs jersey by mistake. Since we’ve got a number of new faces to work with, this should be an exciting, gritty reboot of player power rankings…

TRADE: Reimer to the Sharks for Stalock, Smith, and a 2018 4th

Embed from Getty Images Leafs get Stalock, Ben Smith, conditional 4th-round selection in ’18 for Reimer & Jeremy Morin — Mark Masters (@markhmasters) February 27, 2016 One of the longest serving Leafs is out the door today as James Reimer gets the chance to join a playoff team. There’s a lot to digest with this…

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Maple Leafs Trade Deadline 2016: Roundtable

We’re finally getting close to the trade deadline and the exciting possibility of things happening on a regular basis. Monday has been booked off of work, and fake food poisoning has been planned for following dinner tonight so I can spend the weekend discussing the return for Mark Arcobello with all my internet friends.  That’s…

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Maple Leafs Trade Deadline 2016: Who’s Left?

The week started off pretty busy. Actually the month started off pretty great too. If you told me the deadline would see the Leafs dump Phaneuf, Polak, Spaling, and Matthias, I would have been pretty impressed with that. Unfortunately the Leafs did all that stuff pretty early in the game, and now that they have…