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2017-18 Leafs Season in Review: Frederik Andersen

Frederik Andersen is a tough goalie to evaluate. He is notoriously inconsistent and is being asked to play too many minutes, but has stretches of otherworldly performances. One such stretch even earning him second star of the month honours for the month of November. While he’s locked in to be “The Guy” in Toronto for…

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Kasperi Kapanen called up, Frederik Gauthier sent down to the AHL

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled Kasperi Kapanen from the Marlies and loaned Frederik Gauthier to the AHL in response. The @MapleLeafs have recalled Kasperi Kapanen from the @TorontoMarlies while Frederik Gauthier has been loaned to the Marlies. #TMLtalk — Leafs PR (@LeafsPR) January 23, 2018 Kapanen has 22 points in 27 games in the…

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Making sense of Andersen’s struggles

(Editor’s note: Despite not wanting to talk about it, Brayden has an extensive junior playing career and knows a little bit more than most of us about playing in net. Here are his thoughts on #31 in Blue.) Frederik Andersen has allowed 24 goals through 7 games this year. I combed through them all looking…

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Future Star Friday: Garret Sparks

Our third instalment of Future Star Friday brings about a man who captured the hearts of Leafs fans by shutting out the Oilers in his NHL debut and following it up with one of the more memorable post game interviews in recent history. The question then becomes: was that Sparks’ 15 minutes or does he…

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Top 20 Prospects Ranking 2017: #9 Yegor Korshkov

Player Bio The Maple Leafs took a lot of people by surprise in last year’s NHL entry draft by selecting Yegor Korshkov, a player who had previously been passed over twice in the draft, with the first pick of the second round. The 6’4, 187 lbs winger had been ranked as low as #116 by…

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TLN Top 20 Prospects Ranking 2017: #11 Dmytro Timashov

Some of the best things in life are free. Samples at the grocery store, select Junior B hockey games and the smell of a freshly cut lawn. (Please don’t explain you have to pay for a lawnmower, and the lawn and everything else. I know.) Some of the worst things in life are free as…