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5 Thoughts From Beating Detroit in Detroit

The Leafs were across the border tonight (barely) in a contest against their Original 6 and Northeast Division rival Detroit Red Wings. On Hockey Night in Canada, the Leafs had some pressure on them to perform after a miserable 7-3 loss at home on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Here are some thoughts from…

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5 Thoughts from Tonight’s 4-1 Win in Columbus

Tonight the Leafs took on the Columbus Blue Jackets on the road for the second game of the 2019-20 season, and it was quite a thrilling win for them. They took this game 4-1 and mostly looked in control, other than some scrambly defensive zone shifts. But it wouldn’t be the Toronto Maple Leafs without…

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2019 Leafs Prospects Rankings – The Maybes: Adam Brooks

POSITION: C/LW PHYSICAL: 5’10” / 178 cm, 181lbs 82 kg AGE: 23 2018 TLN PROSPECT RANKING: #12 DRAFT INFO: 2016 4TH ROUND, 92ND OVERALL Adam Brooks has been an interesting prospect in the Leafs’ ranks. He’s never really gotten a ton of hype, even back when he was absolutely destroying the WHL with 120 and 130 point seasons….

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings – The Fence Sitters: Ian Scott

Position: Goaltender 2018 TLN Top 20 Rank: Not Ranked How Acquired: 2017 4th Round (110th Overall) Why is Scott in this Tier? Ian Scott is one of a two pretty good goaltending prospects in the Leafs’ prospect pool – the other being Joseph Woll who will be covered later in this series. To call Scott a “Fence Sitter”…

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings — The Fence Sitters: Teemu Kivihalme

Biography Name: Teemu Kivihalme  Position: LHD Physical: Height: 6’0″ / 183 cm, Weight: 181 lbs / 82 kg TLN Top-20 Ranking From Last Year: N/A Acquired: Signed as unrestricted free agent in 2019 (Drafted in 2013 by Nashville Predators Round 5 #140) Statistics Kivihalme is an American-born Finnish international player who developed through the USHL and NCAA systems in…

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2019 Leafs Prospect Rankings – The Long Shots: Filip Kral

Biography Name: Filip Král Position: LHD Physical: Height: 6’1″ / 185 cm, Weight: 172 lbs / 78 kg TLN Top-20 Ranking From Last Year: #15 Acquired: 2018 NHL Draft, Round 5, 149th overall Statistics Král has been a good offensive producer for Spokane, while being held to defensive responsibilities as well. He scored 35 points…

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Maple Leafs sign Matt Read to a Professional Try-out

According to Leafs PR Twitter account, the Leafs have signed former Philadelphia Flyer Matt Read to a professional tryout (PTO) agreement: .SportChek Player Alert: The @MapleLeafs have signed forward Matt Read to a professional tryout (PTO) contract. pic.twitter.com/FBqPI0L631 — Toronto Maple Leafs (@MapleLeafs) August 2, 2019 As shown in the photo from Twitter, the 33-year-old…

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Why Toronto is Signing Cody Ceci, and What That May Bring

In the aftermath of the acquisition of Cody Ceci, in large part, the opinion of Toronto fans seems to be that the team should do what it can to ensure that Ceci sees no time on the ice for the Maple Leafs. There are a number of very good reasons why that could be the…

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Leafs expected to sign center Nick Shore

According to Elliotte Friedman, in his piece today for Sportsnet, Toronto is going to be signing depth center Nick Shore as an unrestricted free agent: From 31 Thoughts: Brown is going to Ottawa with Zaitsev, Leafs signing Nick Shore as well as Agostino. pic.twitter.com/lYiG3kv3mv — thomas williams (@nosalaryretaind) July 1, 2019 Shore spent last season…

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Leafs complete 7-piece swap to send Zaitsev to Ottawa for Cody Ceci

It had been rumoured and unofficially confirmed over the last 24 hours, but now the trade is official. We knew roughly that it would be Zaitsev for Ceci, but now we know the full details, and it’s much bigger than that. Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun has the full details: Deal is expected to…

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Leafs to sign Kenny Agostino to 2-year $700k contract

According to Colorado Hockey Now’s Adrian Dater, the Leafs are going to be signing unrestricted free agent and NHL depth forward Kenny Agostino to a two-year contract. Source: Kenny Agostino to sign two-year, one-way deal with Leafs @ColHockeyNow — Adrian Dater (@adater) June 30, 2019 The contract will be one-way, only meaning that he gets…