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Who should the Leafs offer a PTO to?

It’s PTO season! Time to give players tryouts and maybe roster spots instead of signing them to contracts because you’re afraid they might actually just be old now. So we asked our staff: Who would you like to be a PTOronto Maple Leaf? That’s Kappy! PA “Professional Athlete” Parenteau Jontent Enstrom. Wait, I’ve been away…

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Top 20 Maple Leafs Prospects 2018: #16 Jesper Lindgren

Jesper Lindgren kicks off the main theme of the prospect rankings, and that theme is Swedes. Eight of the prospects who made the list are Swedish nationals, and four of them are defensemen. The interest in Lindgren as a prospect comes from a few places. The first being that the Leafs have had a solid…

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Top 20 Maple Leafs Prospects 2018: #17 Eemeli Räsänen

Intro This year’s rankings find Eemeli Räsänen in a slightly different position than at the start of the 2017-18 season; rather than gearing up as an OHL sophomore, now he’s headed to the KHL after signing a two-year deal with Jokerit. And instead of our number 10, he’s number 17–although that’s probably due more to…

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WWYDW: The New Leafs Play by Play Guy

Yesterday, everyone’s favourite Leafs columnist Steve Simmons hit us with this bomb. Broadcast Rumblings: don’t expect Paul Romanuk back calling hockey games on Sportsnet this coming season. Should be announced shortly. — steve simmons (@simmonssteve) August 14, 2018 So, it seems like Paul Romanuk won’t be calling Leafs games next season. Whether you liked it…

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Top 20 Maple Leafs Prospects 2018: #18 Jordan Subban

Up next on our 2018 rankings is a familiar name to many, but one making his first appearance on this list. Jordan Subban makes his debut in the Top 20 Leafs Prospects at #18, just over a month after inking a one-year, two-way contract with the Leafs worth $650,000 at the NHL level. Three players…

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Total Hockey G.O.A.T.: Five Datsyuks versus Five Ovechkins, Who Wins?

You thought it was dead, but this August downtime filler series continues. It’s time for more of the ridiculous five on five hypothetical series. Today we’ve got sort of an unpredictable one, as the Ovechkin quintuplets take on the Datsyuk quintuplets. This one is interesting, because while Ovechkin has clearly had the more notable career,…

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Atlantic Division offseason review: Buffalo Sabres (with Joe Yerdon)

Over the course over the next week or so, we’ll be chatting with a few different writers around the division to gauge how the team they cover has been performing since the end of the season. Up today is Joe Yerdon from NHL.com, (who you can follow on twitter @JoeYerdon), discussing the always interesting Buffalo Sabres….

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Top 20 Maple Leafs Prospects 2018: #19 Mac Hollowell

If you had to write a test about Mac Hollowell, knowing nothing other than he’s a defender from the Soo drafted by the Leafs, do you think you could pass? In most situations in life, the answer is no. Fortunately for you, though, Mac Hollowell is the stereotypical Leafs prospect you likely know nothing about….