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TLN Top 20 Leafs: #14 Nick Ritchie

Flashback to the 2014 NHL Entry Draft — mercifully Dave Nonis’ last one at the helm of the Leafs’ draft table. The Leafs are up at pick number eight with an assortment of options on hand. There was Nikolaj Ehlers; a 6-foot-0 skilled Scandinavian winger. There was William Nylander; a 5-foot-11 skilled Scandinavian winger. Lastly,…

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It’s time to try Ilya Mikheyev with Matthews and Marner

Only one more day until the Toronto Maple Leafs announce their training camp roster. It’s come very quickly, I know. With it approaching so fast, I thought this would be my last chance to give my thoughts on what could be an intriguing idea. I’ll be honest — it’s different. When you look back at…

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Standouts and disappointments from the Leafs rookie tournament

The Traverse City rookie tournament is in the books for 2021. The Toronto Maple Leafs finished the five-day tournament with a 2-0-2 record, with plenty of exciting action leading into the start of the main training camp on Thursday. The group of 28 players featured numerous draft picks, AHL signings, and free agent invites, all…

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The Leafs Nation Radio Podcast: Episode 3

On this week’s episode of The Leafs Nation Radio Podcast, Caroline is joined by Mer, Michael, and Nick R. to discuss the latest happenings in Leafs land and the rest of the hockey world. The team dives into the wild story of the Danbury Trashers from Netflix’s “Untold” series and the impact of fighting in…

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Leaflets: Thoughts heading into training camp

It’s been three and half months since we’ve been adequately disappointed by the Leafs, and it’s almost time for some fresh hurt. How will the team wrong us this year? Will this be the year a concession stands worker injures Auston Matthews? Will Mitch Marner be thrown in a Chinese prison during the Olympic break?…

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TLN Top 20 Leafs: #15 Ondrej Kase

Few Toronto Maple Leafs have left me as intrigued with possibility as the signing of Ondrej Kase has. Once a promising, budding star with the Anaheim Ducks, Kase’s extended list of injuries has prevented him from realizing that 25+ goal potential he showed in the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons. After a disappointing stint with the…

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3 prospects who could earn an ELC from the Leafs

Two days until the end of the Traverse City Rookie Tournament indicates 48 more hours to impress Toronto Maple Leafs management. In recent days, we’ve witnessed players like Nick Robertson and Alex Steeves stand out. Those two, though, already have entry-level contracts with the Leafs. But what un-signed players are worthy of an ELC from…

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Should Nikita Gusev and/or Josh Ho-Sang make the Leafs roster?

The Leafs announced yesterday that they will be bringing former New Jersey Devil and Florida Panther Nikita Gusev on for a Professional Try-Out (PTO) this training camp. The PTO allows the Leafs to bring the player officially into their training camp, without offering them a contract for the season yet. They also announced that @Joshua…

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Leafs sign Nikita Gusev to a PTO

With the Toronto Maple Leafs tight up against the cap, and having lost Zach Hyman to free agency, the Leafs were going to need to get creative to bring in offense to replace him. While Gusev is an admittedly low bar, he still provides some intrigue, especially at the low risk bet of a PTO…

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