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LGD: Underrated Sunday Hockey

Embed from Getty Images This has been a pretty rough weekend for the Toronto Maple Leafs. First, they get beat by the Ottawa Senators, which is embarrassing enough. And today, they have to go to Michigan. If it wasn’t for the fact that this game with the Detroit Red Wings tonight was scheduled months and…

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LGD: All the Kids

Embed from Getty Images And you thought the Maple Leafs had no more rookies to debut… Not so. Defenceman Rinat Valiev, the Leafs’ third-round pick in the 2014 Entry Draft, was called up by the big club yesterday and will make his NHL debut tonight against the Senators in Ottawa. Valiev, 20, has appeared in…

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TLN Roundtable: Playoffs? We’re Talking About Playoffs!?

Embed from Getty Images The Toronto Maple Leafs won’t be making the playoffs this season. I mean, there may still be some small mathematical possibility that they could still sneak in, but I’m going to be super bold and call it right now – no playoffs.  That said, the new kids have looked pretty good….

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Leafs Postgame: The Kids Come Through, Toronto Wins in Shootout

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports As you probably already know, we at TLN have fully endorsed the tank. I mean, if you go to www.thetanknation.com, it brings you back here. We are committed to the cause.  But you know what? Toronto won tonight, and it was hella fun. After six straight losses, it was good…

WWYDW: Nazem Kadri’s New Contract

Embed from Getty Images Since being drafted back in 2009, Nazem Kadri has consistently found himself in the middle of a number of controversies. No, Kadri isn’t getting in trouble with the law, fighting fans or tossing lawnmowers; the controversy is often created by the fans or media, instead. They argue how many points he’ll…

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LGD: Dion Returns

Embed from Getty Images It’s going to be a very different looking Battle of Ontario this evening, with Dion Phaneuf returning to Toronto for the first time since being traded to Ottawa nearly a month ago. And while I’m very excited/blessed to be watching William Nylander and all the other youngsters playing in the NHL,…

What was your favourite Leafs trade?

Embed from Getty Images The trade deadline has come and gone, and while Toronto wasn’t at all active on deadline day they still accomplished a tremendous amount of work in the months leading up to it. In total, 12 bodies and one draft pick were moved out by the Leafs and 11 bodies (three of…

Lamoriello Says Jared Cowen Will Be Bought Out This Offseason

Embed from Getty Images Lou Lamoriello has zero chill, and says Toronto will buy out Jared Cowen’s contract this offseason.  Sometimes post-deadline press conferences can be pretty dry, especially after making exactly zero deals on deadline day, but Lamoriello casually made the announcement just an hour after the cut-off. First, Lamoriello explained that acquiring Cowen…

Surprise! Toronto Makes No Trades on Deadline Day

Embed from Getty Images Well, this was unexpected. Despite having a number of assets expected to move, the Maple Leafs failed to complete any sort of trade before the 3:00 pm deadline. That means pending free agent P.A. Parenteau and demoted defender Jared Cowen are still in Toronto.

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Maple Leafs Trade Deadline 2016: Rumour Roundup

Good morning TLNers! It’s the biggest trade day on the NHL calendar, and while Toronto has already completed a number of deals (Dion Phaneuf, James Reimer, Daniel Winnik, Roman Polak, Shawn Matthias, Nick Spaling… holy hell, that’s a lot of trades), there’s still a couple expected to drop today. Hell, Toronto might be the most active…