TLN Draft Prospect Watch: Alexander Nylander

Embed from Getty Images Does the name sound familiar? It should.  As you’ve probably heard about a million times by now, Mississauga Steelhead winger Alex Nylander is the brother of current Toronto Maple Leaf centre William Nylander. For sentimental fans, that alone is enough of a reason to draft the younger Nylander, but truth be told…

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Exit Interviews: Komarov, Rielly

Embed from Getty Images By now you should know the drill – we’re going through the entire Leafs roster from this past season, breaking down their contributions, and trying to figure out what their future looks like in Toronto. We’ve also developed a super complex rating systems for the occasion. That’s right – Canucks Army…

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Exit Interviews: Bozak, Soshnikov, Hunwick

Embed from Getty Images Last place finishes normally mean that somewhere along the way, a hockey club’s season went horribly wrong – fans grow frustrated, coaches and executives are let go, and players are sent packing. The Leafs, though? Despite a 30th overall finish, this season really couldn’t have gone any better. Mike Babcock got…

Fedorov: Zaitsev, Leafs have agreement in place

Embed from Getty Images As if there was any doubt, CSKA GM Sergei Fedorov has pretty much confirmed that Russian defenceman Nikita Zaitsev will be moving on from the KHL and joining the Toronto Maple Leafs this offseason. GM of #CSKA Sergei Fedorov to @rsportru: ‘Right from the start of the season we knew Nikita…

TLN Draft Prospect Watch: Auston Matthews

Embed from Getty Images The Toronto Maple Leafs’ season is over, so hell yeah we’re kicking off TLN’s draft coverage right away. There’s no need to delay, considering we now know that the Leafs are guaranteed one of the first four selections in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. And with a 20% chance of winning…

Lamoriello: Future of Robidas, Lupul Unknown

Embed from Getty Images Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello turned a few heads this season when he placed Stephane Robidas on Toronto’s long-term injury reserve, and, well, he never really came back. Was Robidas actually injured, or did the Leafs just not really want him around considering how dramatically his play has fallen off? Nobody knows for sure,…

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Leafs secure best chance at 1st Overall Pick, Auston Matthews

Embed from Getty Images With their 5-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils earlier this evening, the Toronto Maple Leafs have secured the 30th overall position in the standings and the best odds at winning the 1st overall pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Without a doubt, the top pick this year would be…

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LGD: One Last Time

Embed from Getty Images Tonight is the Leafs’ final game of the 2015-16 season, and the team is exactly where we thought they would be – dead last in the standings.  Are we mad? Not at all. A season in the basement of the NHL was pretty much promised to us by front office and…

WWYDW: Let’s Talk Garret Sparks

Embed from Getty Images We’re only a few hours away from Garret Sparks’ 16th start of the season (and 16th of his young career). He’s never been a can’t-miss goaltending prospect, but Sparks’ career started off strong with a shutout victory over the Edmonton Oilers. Since then, his play has been up, down, and ultimately…

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LGD: Playing Spoiler

Embed from Getty Images This is one of those games where you desperately want the Toronto Maple Leafs to lose, being tied for dead last in the NHL standings but also only four small points away behind the 25th-place Vancouver Canucks. This late in the season, it’s no longer about ‘auditioning for a job’ or ‘playing with…

Michalek Out For Season, Gauthier Recalled

Embed from Getty Images The fancy footwork that is the Leafs’ recent roster moves continued this morning following news that Milan Michalek will miss the five remaining games in the regular season with a knee injury.