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Rachel Doerrie’s 5 Thoughts: The Good, The Dumb, and The Ovechkin Spot

The Maple Leafs…started on time last night?! Is that allowed? Apparently it is, and they did. This is NOT a drill, people! Well, I suppose that’s progress, right? Auston Matthew showed up to play tonight with two high-quality goals and a brilliant back check(?!) to nullify a breakaway. Another positive is that the Leafs, including…

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Rachel Doerrie’s 5 Thoughts on the Maple Leafs’ Loss in Montreal

On the second game of a back to back, it seemed like the Leafs gave up an odd-man rush or breakaway every 5 minutes. The much-discussed defence struggled tonight — particularly Barrie, who gift-wrapped multiple goals on the evening. I think Andersen stops the first two goals, but anytime you’re asking your goalie to stop…

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Doerrie: Why Rasmus Sandin Will Benefit From A Marlies Return

On Monday morning, the Maple Leafs Leafs announced that Rasmus Sandin had been loaned to the Marlies. The fresh-faced rookie has played six games with the big club before his demotion, averaging 12:13 in ice-time. That’s about what you’d expect from a kid playing sheltered minutes on the third pairing, especially under a coach known…

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings – The Maybes: Nick Robertson

Nicholas Robertson Position: C/LW Physical: 5’9″, 161 pounds Age: 17 2018 TLN Prospect Ranking: N/A Draft Information: 2nd round, 53rd overall in 2019 ‘Tis the first week of September, which means we are down to the top four prospects. Next up is who is I believe to be the Leafs’ best forward prospect, Nicholas Robertson….

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Why Corey Pronman Ranked the Maple Leafs’ Prospect Pool 21st

The Athletic’s resident scouting guru, Corey Pronman, is releasing his NHL Prospect Pool Rankings day-by-day. On Monday, he landed the Toronto Maple Leafs 21st out of the 31 systems in the NHL. That’s not great. And yet, considering that the team has made the playoffs for 3 straight years and didn’t have a first-round pick…

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings – The Long Shots: Nick Abruzzese

Nick Abruzzese Position: Centre Age: 20 2018 TLN Prospect Ranking: N/A Draft Information: 4th round, 124th overall in 2019 In our next edition of Long Shots, TLN features Nick Abruzzese. Drafted 124th overall, in the 4th round of the 2019 NHL Draft by the Leafs, Abruzzese was in his third year of draft eligibility. The…