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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…

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Toronto Selects Nicholas Robertson 53rd Overall

Toronto has finally made its first selection in the 2019 NHL draft, and it’s Nicholas Robertson from the Peterborough Petes. This 53rd overall selection is Toronto’s own second round selection. Roberston is a smaller forward with Peterborough at 5’9″ and 161 pounds. The Leafs have never shied away from selecting small, skilled players and Nicholas…

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Good Buys and Bad Buys at the 2019 NHL Draft

In every NHL draft, there are prospects that fall way lower than they might deserve to, and prospects that go much higher than where hindsight shows that they should have. This is an inherent element of selecting players at such an early point in their develop curve, and an unfortunate consequence of the lack of…

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RFAs, the Series: Mitch Marner

Kicking off this year’s RFA contracts series with a bang, it seems most prudent to talk about the star forward on the Maple Leafs who needs a new contract. All indications point to the Leafs and Marner being pretty far apart at this point in their negotiations, but that gap could close at any point…

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Connor Brown’s season left much to be desired

This season’s year in review posts kick off with homegrown, long-time Leaf fan, Connor Brown. The 25-year-old was a staple in this roster throughout the season, being a hard-working, grind-it-out type of player, a favourite for Head Coach Mike Babcock. Stats GP G A P Corsi% Expected Goals% 82 8 21 29 49.67% 54.4% While…

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Are you ready for Playoff Patrick?

So far in this year’s playoffs series with the Boston Bruins, we haven’t seen much out of Patrick Marleau. He has just the one assist so far, from the Game 1 rout of Boston by Toronto. Last year we saw a lot more of out of him, and many fans aren’t expecting much out of…