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Report from the Rock: Drama boils over and the city wins, for now

It’s a dark day for sports fans in the city of St. John’s. Perhaps the darkest it has seen since the day it was announced that the St. John’s Maple Leafs were leaving town… or the day it was announced that the St. John’s Fog Devils were ceasing operations… or the day that the St….

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Report from the Rock: Growlers Game Day Notes

For the first time in 590 days, it’s a Newfoundland Growlers game day. The Leafs’ ECHL affiliate opens the league’s new season on the road against one of its new teams, the Trois-Rivieres Lions, who are the ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens. First things first, the opening right roster was released this morning. Since…

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Report from the Rock: Growlers Training Camp Opens

For the first time since March of 2020, the Newfoundland Growlers now officially have a roster of players. The team has announced the initial training camp roster for the 2021-22 season and in addition to the seven players signed to ECHL deals last month the roster includes 11 AHL-contracted players from the Toronto Marlies (two…

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This year the Toronto Maple Leafs are playing an 82 game long preseason

Take a moment to think about what a successful season for the Toronto Maple Leafs looks like this year. If the team dominates the regular season, winning the Presidents Trophy and setting all sorts of records but then once again fall in the first round of the playoffs, would anyone consider that a successful year?…

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TLN Top 20 Leafs: #8 Jack Campbell

Jack Campbell exceeded all expectations in the 2021 season. He went from the latest in a long line of backups to Frederik Andersen to a beloved starter and NHL record-holder, based on performance alone, I feel Campbell has earned his spot on this ranking, but performance is only half of the package you get with…

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TLN Top 20 Leafs: #9 Petr Mrazek

Following a relatively quiet offseason in which no blockbuster additions were made, Petr Mrazek ranks as the highest new Toronto Maple Leafs player in our Top 20 Leafs rankings. Over the past three seasons, Mrazek has built up stock as one of the league’s best tandem goaltenders. With Jack Campbell’s emergence last season and @Frederik…

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TLN Top 20 Leafs: #10 Jason Spezza

Father Time has no effect on Jason Spezza, team dad of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Since joining the team in 2019, Spezza has carved out a place on this team as one of the best fourth-liners to ever put on the blue and white and has won over the hearts and minds of even the…

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TLN Top 20 Leafs: #11 Alexander Kerfoot

Alexander Kerfoot finds himself in a peculiar middle ground among the Toronto Maple Leafs forward group heading into this season. Somewhat unfairly judged by the fanbase due to the fact he essentially replaced Nazem Kadri, Kerfoot has failed to live up to the expectations set upon him to become Toronto’s play driving third-line centre. Following…