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Nylander, Brown an example of Leafs' new-found patience

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2015-05-05

Now that the Maple Leafs, Marlies, and Solar Bears are all out of hockey games to play, the focus of everybody has started to shift into the off-season, if not directly into next year. Many are already curious to see where exactly William Nylander and Connor Brown could slot into a potential Leafs lineup come October. According to Kyle Dubas, however, there's no rush to make such a thing happen just yet.

Tuesday Mashup: End of an Era in New Jersey

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2015-05-05

William Nylander will go home to Sweden for off-season. Doesn't want to focus training on anything specific, wants to improve "everything" — Kyle Cicerella (@KyleTheReporter) May 5, 2015 Tuesday Links: MLHS: Kyle Dubas speaks with the media after Marlies loss (Video) Kyle Dubas speaks with the media at the Marlies locker clean out on Monday. I Greg Wyshynski: Ray Shero, Lou Lamoriello, and the end of Devils hockey as we knew it (Puck Daddy) Lou Lamiorello was Devils hockey. His roster, his rules, his finger on the trigger for every coach he hired. His philosophy permeated every level, office and The post Tuesday Mashup: End of an Era in New Jersey appeared first on Maple L

Pros and Cons of Mitchell Marner as Possible Carolina Hurricanes Draft Pick

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-05-05

The contrast between the stunning skill and alarming lack of size possessed by top draft prospect Mitchell Marner creates perhaps the most intriguing storyline of the upcoming 2015 NHL draft. For the Carolina Hurricanes, picking fifth and right in the projected selection range for Marner, Marner's two-sided resume will test general manager Ron Francis' willingness to take a risk on the draft's biggest "hit or miss" player. It's highly likely that Connor McDavid, Jack Eichel, Dylan Strome and Noah Hanifin will go to Edmonton, Buffalo, Arizona and Toronto in some order during the top four picks. (Marner is on the record that he'd "love" for the Leafs to pick him, but his desires hardly matter

[Tuesday's FTB]: Cinco de Mayo

Source: Pension Plan Puppets
Date: 2015-05-05

In honor of Mexican Independence Day, today's FTB celebrates Hispanic players in the league! Leafs Links Kyle Dubas speaks following Marlies playoffs | PPP James van Riemsdyk's Power Play Penne | PPP Patience, Perseverance, Percy | Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs Have Had A Unique Drafting Skill | The Hockey Writers An Open Letter to the Toronto Maple Leafs | The Huffington Post Wings coach Babcock takes in Marlies-Griffins series finale | Toronto Sun Making sense of all the team movement in minor league hockey this 2015 offseason | Travis Hughes, BSH Game recap: Japer's Rink / Blueshirt Banter A Few Famous Hispanic Players Scott Gomez Two-time NHL All-Star and member of 2006

Phil Kessel on their radar?

Source: Yard Barker
Date: 2015-05-04

The Carolina Hurricanes off-season is well underway. As it continues, GM Ron Francis surely will be looking for ways to upgrade the team's roster heading into the 2015-16 season. One popular rumored move is involving Toronto right wing Phil Kessel. There are rumblings that Kessel is unhappy with the Maple Leafs, and that a deal with Carolina could make sense for both teams.(h/t Editor In Leaf)

The Leafs’ Best Trade Chip

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-05-04

(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports) It’s no secret that the Leafs are going in a new direction this summer. They have a new (ish) President, they fired the old coach and GM and their previous “core” is being all but run out of town. Phil Kessel, Dion Phanuef, even Bernier have all been the subject of trade rumours so far this summer, despite their massive contracts and declining play, we fans have had endless fun trying to pretend we aren’t jealous of the teams still in the Playoffs and speculating on future deals. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) However, I find it very interesting that the Leafs best trade chip is considered all but untouchable by the vast majority of

Kyle Dubas speaks with media after Marlies loss

Source: Maple Leafs Hotstove
Date: 2015-05-04

Kyle Dubas speaks with the media at the Marlies locker clean out on Monday. The post Kyle Dubas speaks with media after Marlies loss appeared first on Maple Leafs Hotstove.

TLN Player Power Rankings: Future Leafs Edition

Source: The Leafs Nation
Date: 2015-05-04

It’s a long way to go before the Leafs are playing hockey again, and that means the occasional Player Power Rankings may have to go off the beaten path, and look at players who aren’t Leafs (yet.) This week I’m looking to the HFBoards to help me out, and here are the Power Rankings of players acquired by the HFBoards for the Leafs.

James Van Riemsdyk Must Not Be Traded

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-05-04

More than a few players on the roster of the Toronto Maple Leafs will be traded this off-season. Phil Kessel and Dion Phaneuf are the biggest names on the market. Tyler Bozak and Joffrey Lupul closely follow on that list. However, there is one top player on the Leafs that should not be moved. That player is James van Riemsdyk. Of the first line of Kessel, Bozak and van Riemsdyk, JVR is the youngest of the group (he turns 26 today). With all the Leafs struggles this season, he usurped Kessel as the leading goal-scorer of the team and finished five points behind Kessel for the points lead. (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports) Now, JVR could fetch quite a bit in a trade. The return would be bett

Wings coach Babcock takes in Marlies-Griffins series finale

Source: Toronto Sun
Date: 2015-05-03

Brendan Shanahan, Mike Babcock and Ken Holland were just a few rows apart at Van Andel Arena on Sunday, all featured players in the Maple Leafs coaching escapades.

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