Report: Andersen Injured In Olympic Qualifying Game

Embed from Getty Images New Leafs starting netminder Frederik Andersen has had a rough start to his season. Andersen, acquired in a June trade with the Anaheim Ducks, has been playing for Denmark in Olympic qualifying games, where he appears to have suffered an injury.

WWYDW: Oh Captain(s), My Captain(s)

Embed from Getty Images Training camp is just around the corner, and the Leafs will have plenty of important roster decisions to make. One of those decisions is who to name captain. Alternatively, if they decide to name nobody captain, they have to decide who to give alternate captaincy to, and how many players they…

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TLN Monday Mailbag: August 29, 2016

Great news everyone, September rolls around on Thursday (that came quick, didn’t it?) and hockey is just around the corner. Until then, though, we’re left to contemplate, speculate, and discuss whatever hockey-related ideas we can possibly squeeze some entertainment out of. With that said, let’s get started on today’s mailbag.

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Check out Frederik Andersen’s Team Europe goalie mask

Frederik Andersen wearing his World cup of hockey mask at denmarks olympic qual camp #leafs #nhl #wcoh pic.twitter.com/rGzBQqvod5 — Brian Poulsen (@bpoulsendk) August 28, 2016 With the World Cup of Hockey only a couple of weeks away, the players slated to compete are really gearing up for it – literally.

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TLN Roundtable: Are You Concerned?

With a big trade and a big contract for a goalie, a draft that saw the team take a number of over-agers, and a free agency that’s seen the team prioritize toughness, the Leafs have had one hell of a polarizing off-season. In today’s roundtable we revisit the summer that’s been once more, with a…

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TLN Top 20 Prospects 2016: #9 Travis Dermott

Today’s prospect is the well-rounded Travis Dermott, a representative of Canada at the World Juniors and a star defenseman in the OHL this season. Let’s take a look and see what he brings to the table.

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TLN Top 20 Prospects 2016: #11 Jeremy Bracco

It’s hard to imagine someone that put up 126 points in their draft year and someone that a lot of people felt was worthy of a first round pick sits this low in rankings. Is that a knock on Bracco, or a testament to the depth of the Leafs’ prospect pool? Let’s take a look.

Report: Leafs, Blackhawks The Finalists For Vesey

Embed from Getty Images According to Adrian Dater of Bleacher Report, the Leafs are, along with the Chicago Blackhawks, the two finalists in the Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes. It’s been a long and winding road in a saga that’s seen the 23-year-old make clear his intentions to test free agency while with Nashville, be traded to…

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TLN Top 20 Prospects 2016: #19 Kasimir Kaskisuo

A lot of people felt the Leafs could do something to bolster their organizational goalie depth, but it still seemed to catch them off guard when the team announced the signing of Finnish goalie turned college starter Kasimir Kaskisuo. For a lot of people, they had simply never heard of him before. Still, some light has…

Greyhounds hire Leafs, Marlies video coach

Embed from Getty Images It was announced yesterday that the OHL’s Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds hired Leafs and Marlies video coach Ryan Ward as an Assistant Coach. Ward has served as a video coach for both the Maple Leafs and Marlies over the past two seasons, working with the likes of Mike Babcock, Gord Dineen,…

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Neutral Zone Playing Styles and the Leafs

Photo Credit: Kevin Hoffman/USA TODAY SPORTS Alex Novet recently did some interesting work building off of Corey Sznajder’s ambitious (and awesome) zone entry project from the 2013-2014 season. Today, I’m going to take a Leafs-centric look at what Alex came up with last month.

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Leafs On The Powerplay: ZEFR Rate

Embed from Getty Images There’s cool new statistical research being done in the field of hockey all the time, and Arik Parnass‘ work on special teams is far from the exception. In this article, we’ll be taking a Leafs-centric view of his recently-unveiled ZEFR Rate, which he’s shown to be the most effective metric we…