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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings – The Longest Shots: Part Two

Welcome to The Leafs Nation’s 2019 Prospect Rankings! As I’m sure you all know by now, we’ve changed things up this year and will be rolling out these little guys in tiers that aim to encapsulate each prospect’s projection as an NHLer. Crazy stuff! Try to keep up. For brevity’s sake, though, we’ll be tackling the lowest tier…

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings – The Longest Shots: Part One

Welcome to The Leafs Nation’s 2019 Prospect Rankings! As I’m sure you all know by now, we’ve changed things up this year and will be rolling out these little guys in tiers that aim to encapsulate each prospect’s respective projection as an NHLer. Crazy stuff! Try to keep up. For brevity’s sake, though, we’ll be…

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings: Explaining the Tiers

The moment is finally here, folks. Welcome to The Leafs Nation‘s 2019 Toronto Maple Leafs prospect rankings! As we announced last week to uproarious (read: non-existent) fanfare, TLN has decided to change up the way we roll out our rankings in 2019, adopting a more streamlined “tier by tier” approach for this edition instead of…

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SHOCKER: The Most Disappointing Former Leafs Staged the Saltiest Exits

*YouTuber voice*: “Storytime!” I wasn’t the best student in middle school. Sure, there were a few outside factors that didn’t exactly nurture my learning curve, but for the most part, the blame for my academic mediocrity fell almost entirely upon my own two shoulders. It was my fault. Plain and simple. But 13-year-old Mike certainly…

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We’re Changing Up Our Annual Prospect Rankings

We’ve officially entered into August, my friends; otherwise known as the final month of the NHL offseason. I mean, sure, the regular-season doesn’t get down to business until early-October, but summer vacations tend to reach their natural climax as the calendar flips to September. It’s a magical month, really. September is for training camps to…

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Marner Watch Update: Basically the Same as the Last One

What else is there left to say on this, honestly? While taking in some World Junior Showcase action over the weekend, as most GMs are want to do, Kyle Dubas sat down with TSN’s Tessa Bonhomme to cover a myriad of topics pertaining to the Leafs. That’s perfectly fine, right? I mean, we’re deep into…

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Can We All Just Have Fun This Year?

For those of you foolish enough to sink any emotional investment into the Toronto Maple Leafs, the 2018-19 season sucked. Point blank. It was garbage; a never-ending hailstorm of negativity and Oakley-clad uncles from Brampton from which you couldn’t escape even if you wanted to. The worst part, though? You didn’t want to. You’re addicted…

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Garret Sparks and the Burden of Constant Opportunity

The Toronto Maple Leafs selected Garret Sparks in the seventh-round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, 191st overall. That was seven years ago. 84 months; 447 weeks; 3,131 days. And though it may not feel like it, that is a long, long time. In June 2011, Barack Obama was in his first term as President…

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A Quick Look Through the Free Agent Pool: David Schlemko

Under the leadership of Kyle Dubas, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ roster is likely to remain a constant work in progress. There will always be a market inefficiency to tap into; a weakness to address; a missing piece to acquire. It’s the natural path for any forward-thinking team. And while operating within a league that requires constant…

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A Quick Look Through the Free Agent Pool: Joe Thornton

Under the leadership of Kyle Dubas, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ roster is likely to remain a constant work in progress. There will always be a market inefficiency to tap into; a weakness to address; a missing piece to acquire. It’s the natural path for any forward-thinking team. And while operating within a league that requires constant…

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Leafs Offseason: A Quick Look Through the Free Agent Pool – Part One

Under the leadership of Kyle Dubas, the Toronto Maple Leafs’ roster is likely to always remain a work in progress. There will always be a market inefficiency to tap into; a weakness to address; a missing piece to acquire. It’s the natural path for a forward-thinking team. Operating within a league that requires constant ascension,…