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State of TLN 2017: #JefflerOut

Much like the Leafs organization has re-arranged their various rosters over the past several weeks and months, in preparation for the upcoming 2017/18 season, The Leafs Nation has been doing similar. More exciting news will surely come in the near future, but today we’ll get things started with a departure: my own.

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TLN Monday Mailbag: July 24th

I’m going to my first Blue Jays game of the season tonight. It’s such a shame that they’ve turned out to be, uh, Actually Bad. Just one full season of all the big Toronto sports teams succeeding at once would be spectacular, but apparently, life is unfair. Hopefully they at least keep it interesting tonight,…

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Wonderful GIFs of Wonderful William Nylander

This is the third edition of what I’ve decided to turn into a series of sorts. Earlier this week I covered Mitch Marner and Jake Gardiner, so it is now time to share with you all of my best William Nylander GIFs. I have a lot of them because he is my son and I love him…

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Recap of the Leafs Smashfest Performances

The annual charity ping-pong tournament Smashfest was in Toronto yesterday, and it was as fun as it’s always been. Now in it’s sixth year, the tournament is hosted by one of the newest Leafs, Dominic Moore, and sees 25 NHL players and several hundreds of guests play some ping-pong for charity. Some of the players…

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Weekend Roundtable: What’s everyone up to?

There have been a few minor moves over the last couple days, but let’s face it, this is the precise point in the calendar where there’s nothing really happening in the hockey world. People are taking vacations, enjoying the summer weather, and are for the most part checked out from the NHL (this even includes…

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Marlies sign Alex Gudbranson to AHL contract

Just when you thought the Toronto Marlies were done at the contract table, they’ve found a way to sneak yet another deal in. The team announced today that they’ve agreed to terms with defenceman Alex Gudbranson, signing him to a one-year, two-way (AHL/ECHL) contract.

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The Roundup

More ‘Leafs are already great’ articles, 5 things remain for Flames this summer, the best way to evaluate NHL players, ticket revenue’s, the CBA, Georges Laraque, Zack Kassian, Curtis Lazar  and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Violent Gentlemen

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The Dangers of Overconfidence in Management Personnel

Over the course of building a contending team, changes always have to be made. It’s not enough to draft the best rookies, put them at the top of your lineup, and wait for your Stanley Cup to arrive. We’ve all seen with the Buffalo Sabres how a management team, or possibly a specific General Manager…