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Tyler Seguin called out by former Maple Leafs CEO for throwing parties

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2015-09-01

Tyler Seguin is, by all indications, a 23-year-old professional hockey player who likes to party. Does that make him the exception or the norm? Seguin certainly gets more attention for it than others, but is the attention warranted? If you remember, the Boston Bruins reportedly traded Seguin two years ago because they were unhappy with his partying ways. On Tuesday morning, former Toronto Maple Leafs CEO Richard Peddie indicated that Seguin’s neighbors in Yorkville, Toronto have become annoyed with him. Tyler Seguin now behaving himself? Yorkville neighbours sure don't think so. Lots of loud noisy parties to 6am Lots of garbage left behind — Richard Peddie (@RichardAPeddie) September 1,

Maple Leafs’ Nazem Kadri: Off-season ‘has been my best’

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-09-01

Nazem Kadri has the chance to take the Toronto Maple Leafs to the bank after this season. But his first order of business has been hitting the gym. The 24-year-old forward has been following a dedicated training regiment this summer, and says he’s seeing results. “This off-season has been my best,” Kadri told the Toronto Sun. “Physically, it has been easier. My body is catching up with me and it’s easier to get stronger and I can work on those areas that I have to, a lot of explosive movements, agility, a lot of footwork.”

TLN Prospect Profile: #4 Scott Harrington

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2015-09-01

There were a lot of people who found the return that the Leafs got for Phil Kessel from Pittsburgh to be underwhelming.  Was it fair value for one of the league's best players?  We don't know for sure, but I would lean towards "probably not".All of that may be so, but the Leafs got a pair of Penguins prospects in the trade.  One of those prospects, Scott Harrington, was voted by the TLN staff as the Leafs' 4th-best prospect (and, spoiler alert, that other prospect the Leafs got in the trade was ranked somewhere in the top 5 by the TLN staff as well).  Now is that a case of Harrington and that other guy being really good, or is it a case of the Leafs' prospect pool being not so good?Reali

TLN's All-Time Greatest Leafs Team: Phil Kessel

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2015-09-01

View image | gettyimages.com As we embark on our annual TLN Top 20 Prospects series, it's important to remember and recognize the special players that paved the way for tomorrow's stars. Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing our first ever TLN All-Time Greatest Leafs Team, announcing a new player every day until we've filled out our 23-man roster.  It's been a crazy few weeks, as we've combed through some of the greatest players in Leafs history to create an all-time team. We've spanned decades upon decades, going as far back as the 20's and 30's to grab the likes of Babe Dye and Charlie Conacher. Our goaltending rotation ranges from the present age of 44 to 89. The team's c

Maple Leafs' Top 25 Under 25: #9 Richard Panik

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2015-09-01

The Leafs' version of Cedric Paquette shines as a secondary scorer who is hard to play against. If you google "Richard Panik" and hit the video section, two top hits show up. One is of a dive he took in a game against the Washington Capitals, his second of last season, making him the first Maple Leafs player to be fined for diving. Watching the video, what struck me was that Panik’s embellishment against Mike Green was more of a sarcastic commentary than anything else. He was trying to draw a penalty; Panik was agitating, saying "Screw you, my skating is better than your stick between my legs." The second most-watched video is of Panik’s fight with Red Wings’ Brendan Smith. After

Tuesday's FTB: What is going on in Pittsburgh?

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2015-09-01

More than a month has passed since a group of investors was reported to be ready to make an offer for the Penguins in "one week." This summer the big news for Penguins fans was their acquisition of Phil Kessel in a blockbuster trade with the Maple Leafs. The trade overshadowed some other big news that was announced a month earlier. TSN reported that Penguin's owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle hired investment bank Morgan Stanley to advise them on a sale of the team. The timing sounded right. With hype building around the NHL form half billion dollar expansion fees, it sounded like the league had nowhere to go but up. In mid-July the Pittsburgh Business Times reported "A group of inve

Leafs' Nazem Kadri takes off-season conditioning more seriously

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2015-09-01

Nazem Kadri says his once scrawny body is catching up with his age, which is a good sign turning 25 on the eve of your fourth regular-season opener.

Summer of Analytics Too: Electric Boogaloo: Leafs Hire Bruce Peter

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2015-08-31

According to the Saskatoon Blades, the Leafs have hired their Statistical Analyst, Bruce Peter. Bruce Peter (@bladelytics), our Statistical Analyst has been hired by the @MapleLeafs. We wish him all the best in #the6!— Saskatoon Blades (@BladesHockey) August 31, 2015 Peter has already been added to the Mapleleafs.com Management list, so we can assume this is official.Peter will be joining a team that includes Cam Charron (former editor of this site and noted girlfriend haver), Darryl Metcalf, and Rob Pettapiece reporting up to Kyle Dubas.

Maple Leafs fans get creative with roster wishes

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2015-08-31

The Toronto Maple Leafs need some help with their roster. Last season's team could not seem to buy a win once January hit, and the Leafs are hoping to rebuild the organization in an attempt to become a legitimate competitor in the NHL.Some of the NHL's best and brightest minds are leading the charge to change things up, but Leafs fans seem to have another idea of how to improve their hockey team: turn to baseball. The Blue Jays rule Toronto right now, winning 25 of 29 games to take the AL East -- and most of Major League Baseball -- by storm. The Jays' offense helps lead the charge with an MLB-best 718 runs this season, nearly 100 more runs than the second-place New York Yankees (who have 6

Daniel Winnik claims Leafs don't need 'full rebuild"

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2015-08-31

The Leafs don't have much from last season that they would like to repeat -- not the losses, not the off-ice battles and not the questions of leadership issues.But Daniel Winnik, a former Leaf player who spent the second half of last season with the Penguins before returning to Toronto as a free agent, said improving on last season does not necessarily require a full rebuild. "I don’t see us in full rebuild mode," Winnik said in a recent interview with the NHLPA. "I don’t think it’s going to be, ‘This will be extremely painful, we’re going to lose a lot of games.’ What happened post-December I don’t know. But I like that challenge."Winnik was a great offensive depth player for

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