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Sorry Leafs fans, we’re going to start talking about the draft

It would be nice if this came a little later next year, especially when the Leafs are still going to drafting after at least one team that went further in the playoffs than they did, but hey, at least this year Toronto has a first round pick, it’s a good high end (and deep-ish) draft…

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I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed in the Leafs

Before even getting started into any of this, I want to take a moment as the Managing Editor of The Leafs Nation to thank all of you that chose to read our site over the past year. Coming out of the Montreal series last year it seemed easy to quit on the Leafs, and instead,…

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Bluelines: Why not us?

I wonder if second round elimination games are as stressful as first round ones. I hope we get to find out soon. Right now this feels all too familiar and while the story has consistently played out one way, today I’m betting on the script being flipped. Emotional hedging is over Sure, the payout is…

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Which teams does Matthews love to play against?

I think it’s safe to say that no one expected Auston Matthews to be as good as he has been in his NHL career. An excellent first line center, sure, but to consistently be one of the best goal scorers in the NHL and make a competitive run for best player in the league is…

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Bluelines: Matthews goes for 60 against Ottawa

POWERED BY POINTSBET CANADA The battle of Ontario wraps up for another season when the Leafs and Sens face off on Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday and Auston Matthews will be looking to crack the 60 goal plateau against a team he has had plenty of success against in the past. The Leafs have…

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Leafs sign Mikko Kokkonen to three-year entry level contract

The Leafs locked up their fourth-round pick from the 2019 draft over the weekend when Nick Abruzzese officially turned pro by signing a two-year entry level contract and on Wednesday, the team announced that they had also signed 2019 third-rounder Mikko Kokkonen to a three-year ELC. Kokkonen’s deal carries an AAV of $846,666. 🖊 We’ve…

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How can the Leafs activate Jake Muzzin from LTIR?

At his post-trade deadline press conference, Maple Leafs GM Kyle Dubas mentioned that Rasmus Sandin had been placed on Injured Reserve. Turns out he was actually placed on LTIR, but there was no mention of that on the Leafs social media to my knowledge. That means the earliest he can return is April 14 vs….

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The Jake Muzzin Situation

I left work today with my phone at 1% battery, so I get to the car, plug my phone in, and I’ve got 10 notifications saying “Dance, CBA man, dance!” The people demand to know why Latvian legend Kristians Rubins and KHL stud Brennan Menell have emerged on the Leafs roster seemingly out of nowhere….

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2022 Olympics: Potential NHL Free Agents to Watch in Group A

This is part three of a three part series on u27 players at the Olympics who might have a future in the NHL. Here’s where you can find parts one and two. There’s 10 players I wanted to highlight in Group A, including 2 Leaf prospects. Everyone else is free to sign with any NHL…

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It’s Leafs vs Blackhawks and really what else is there to say?

The Leafs play the Blackhawks tonight and frankly, it’s a little bit difficult to decide what the focus is here. Sure, yes, the Leafs are in a tailspin and things seem pretty dire and if they lose tonight there might be some big changes coming. But on the flip side – the Blackhawks organization as…

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TLN Top 20 Leafs: #6 TJ Brodie

The Leafs signing TJ Brodie was heralded by many as the biggest achievement of that off-season. In signing him, Dubas addressed a major need on the blue-line, brought in a defenseman seemingly well-matched with Morgan Rielly, and made the team’s roster look immediately stronger. And believe it or not, Brodie mostly lived up to those…