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Breaking down Alex Pietrangelo’s interview with The Athletic

Barely a few hours after rumours came out of his intentions to hit the open market, Alex Pietrangelo sat down with Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic and revealed a lot of details on what’s going on behind the scenes. If you have a subscription, I highly recommend you read that article first before proceeding with…

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Leafs FA target Alex Pietrangelo to pursue free agency

In an unexpected turn of events, it appears that the “Alex Pietrangelo to Toronto rumours have become more probable than ever. On Friday night, Darren Dreger of TSN reported that contract talks between Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues have ended. Meaning the 31-year-old defenceman will become a UFA on October 9th. Just spoke with…

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Why the Leafs should consider a trade for Marc-Andre Fleury

While the Stanley Cup playoffs begin to wind down, Leafs fans are full steam ahead on the Speculatetember train in regards to who will be acquired this offseason. There’s a certain defenceman that has Toronto as one of his top choices in free agency, a particular forward that is open to donning the Blue and…

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Kyle Clifford will not be re-signing with the Leafs

With the start of free agency a few weeks away, the Leafs know they will have one less pending free agent to worry about. Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun spoke with Kyle Clifford’s agent, Todd Reynolds, who said that his client will not be re-signing with the Leafs. Kyle Clifford will be exploring the…

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Should the Leafs sign Mark Borowiecki?

At the time of writing this post, we are less than a month away from the start of free agency. This means Speculatetember has kicked into maximum overdrive with potential additions for each team being thrown at the dartboard every other minute. With each passing day, we’ll get a better idea of who will be…

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Behind The Net Podcast Episode 40: Roadblock

In this episode, Matthew Rodrigopulle and I discuss the Raptors’ struggles early on in their series against the Celtics, how the team can get cut the deficit, and comparing Pascal Siakam to Jayson Tatum. We also check in on the latest with the NBA and NHL playoffs, go over the Blue Jays deadline deals, and…

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Why the Leafs should consider a trade for Blake Coleman

After the Leafs made the move to ship Kasperi Kapanen back to the Pittsburgh Penguins, their forward depth took a bit of a hit. There are plenty of options on the fringe that have a legitimate shot to crack the lineup next season (ex: Nick Robertson, Evan Rodrigues), but the team could certainly benefit from…

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Behind the Net Podcast Episode 39: Is That Loud Enough? (ft. Vivek Jacob)

In this week’s episode, Matthew Rodrigopulle and I react to the NBA player’s boycotting their games, why it is important that happened, and what they hope follows it. They are later joined by Vivek Jacob, a freelance writer for Complex Canada and Raptors Republic, to discuss the significance of the boycott, why it occurred, and…

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NHL 20 predicts the rest of Mitch Marner’s career

Mitch Marner has had quite the rough start to the 2020 offseason when it comes to speculation regarding his future. There’s quite a lot of differing opinions circulating around, referring back to his contract negotiations, the subsequent season that followed, and what lies ahead for him in Toronto. In fact, two of my TLN colleagues…

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REPORT: Leafs asked Wild for permission to speak with Bruce Boudreau

The “Get Bruce Boudreau to Toronto” train seemed to generate more steam after a report came out on Wednesday night. According to James Mirtle of The Athletic, the Leafs asked the Wild for permission to talk to Bruce Boudreau at some point during the last few months. While a meeting did not take place, he…