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The Case for Trading Down From 25th Overall

If you’re a regular reader of this site you may have already seen my case for moving up at the draft, and my case for trading the Leafs first round pick. Every time I write one of these posts the Leafs draft pick situation gets a little more bleak. First they had a shot at…

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The Case for Trading the Leafs First Round Pick

Last week, I covered off my case for the Leafs trading up at the draft. I think the logic there is pretty sound, except for the one big argument that is going to come up again and again, and that is that the Leafs are in their cup winning window, and the 2018-19 season is…

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The Case for Moving Up At the Draft

The draft is exactly seven weeks away from today. That’s a lot of time, but it also isn’t. It seems like it probably be good to have a General Manager in place to start dealing with that rather large event, but that’s an entirely different issue. Back to what we’re here to discuss, it’s the…

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The Case for Mark Hunter as the Next GM

At this point it’s pretty much fact that Kyle Dubas is going to be the next GM. That’s fine. In my opinion he is the best internal option, and I’m pretty sure the Leafs wouldn’t look outside the organization unless they plan on parking a Brinks truck across the street from Steve Yzerman’s house. Nonetheless,…

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Are You A Hockey Man?

Just over a year ago, on April 27th, Mark Spector was reflecting on the Hall/Larsson trade and blessed us with this important line: Conduct a poll of 200 hockey men, and it might be unanimous: Edmonton got what it needed in that deal, and giving up Hall was well worth it. Now here we are…

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The Case for Mike Babcock as the Next GM

Okay, so Lou probably hasn’t even cleaned out his office yet, and he’s barely done his press conference, but it’s time to start talking about who his successor will be. The two most obvious candidates are Kyle Dubas and Mark Hunter. After that one of the experienced assistant GMs around the league like Paul Fenton,…

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Lamoriello Won’t Be Returning Next Season

If you thought Par Lindholm coming to Toronto and Yegor Korshkov not coming to Toronto was big news, you better sit down for this. Brendan Shanahan, President and Alternate Governor of the Toronto Maple Leafs, announced today that Lou Lamoriello will not return next season as General Manager of the @MapleLeafs. #TMLtalk — Leafs PR…

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No Korshkov…Yet.

Reports out of Russia this morning are that Yegor Korshkov will play the 2018-19 season in the KHL. Yegor Korshkov initially intended to sign with #tmltalk but decided to extend his contract for 1 more year https://t.co/WhK37mgS7g — Igor Eronko (@IgorEronko) April 28, 2018 Really this isn’t too big a concern for the Leafs, since…

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Off-Season To Do List

A Leafs off-season game plan. (Not necessarily a good one, a plan nevertheless). Written on April 18, 2018 Hello friends, If you are reading this the Leafs are no longer in the playoffs. Hopefully you are reading this in June after the Leafs Stanley Cup parade, most likely you are reading this after game five…

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Jack Edwards Needs to STFU

I guess we’ve got to talk about Jack Edwards. No we really shouldn’t, it should be established that this guy is gross, but with the Leafs not playing until Thursday we probably owe you some content that isn’t just us begging for Komarov to stay out of the lineup.

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It’s Not Going To Change Now: Game One Usage

We’ve spent an excessive amount of time dealing with our opinions on “tie goes to the veteran” within Leafs Nation. We’ve established where most of us fall when it comes to playing guys like Roman Polak over Connor Carrick, and Leo Komarov over Andreas Johnsson (and to a lesser extent over Josh Leivo). It’s safe…