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Leafs Media Rumours / Report: Leafs sign Par Lindholm
« on: April 30, 2018, 08:42:39 AM »
Still just a rumour/report at this time, but it looks like the Leafs have signed Par Lindholm to an ELC (one-year, I think).

He's a Swedish centre, 26 years old, who was very nearly a PPG player last season. He drew plenty of NHL attention and was rumoured as late as last week to be going to the Canucks (Vancouver ended up declining).

NHL Transactions / McDonagh, JT Miller to Tampa Bay
« on: February 26, 2018, 03:08:26 PM »
Details to come, pending trade call confirmation

to Tampa Bay: Ryan McDonagh, JT Miller

to New York: Valdislav Namestnikov, 2018 1st, Conditional 2019 2nd*, Brett Howden, Libor Hajek
* If the Lightning win the Stanley Cup this year or next, the 2nd rd pick becomes a 1st.

2011 to 2018 GDTs (OLD) / Leafs @ Penguins - Dec 9, 7:00pm - CBC
« on: December 08, 2017, 11:30:16 AM »
18-10-1, 37 points | 16-11-3, 35 points

Projected Lines








Josh Leivo
Nikita Soshnikov
Connor Carrick

Josh Archibald
Carter Rowney
Frank Corrado

Game Notes

•It's the front-half of a back-to-back so Andersen (16-8-1, 2.66 GAA, .922 Sv%) will likely start, even though Curtis McElhinney earned himself a new lease on his career with one accidental monster save at the end of last season on Crosby to propel the Leafs into the playoffs
•Andersen is on fire; Since November, he's 10-3-1, has given up 3+ goals only 4 times, and had a game under .915 SV% 3 times
•After going on a bit of a tear in the final week of November, notching 17 goals in 4 games, the Leafs offense has dried up to only 3 goals in 2 (not for lack of trying); Matthews, Kadri, and JvR lead the team with 13 goals each, though Matthews continues to lead the team in EV goals (11), while JvR holds the lead for PP goals (5)
•How the heck does Marleau keep getting most of our game winners? He's already at 5 on the year and 103 in his career (one of those was Kris Russell's); his career average for game winners the past 5 years is 4.825 GWGs.

•Tristan Jarry (5-1-2, 2.39 GAA, .921 SV%) has filled in admirably going 4-1 in Murray's absence.
•The Penguins are coming off their own eked-out win in extras downing the Islanders 4-3 on MATT HUNWICK's shovel pass into the net for his team-defense leading 3rd goal of the season
•Did you know that Connor Sheary's name had been mispronounced for a his whole NHL career; it's Share-y, not Sheer-y
•Phil! is riding a 3-game goal scoring streak and leads the Penguins with 14 goals


•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - Actually Injured - Out indefinitely
•Matt Murray - Leg - Week-to-week
•Justin Schultz - Lower Body - Out indefinitely

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2011 to 2018 GDTs (OLD) / Flames @ Leafs - Dec 6, 7:30pm - SN
« on: December 06, 2017, 08:54:09 AM »
14-12-1, 29 points | 17-10-1, 35 points

Projected Lines








Mikael Backlund
Freddie Hamilton
Matt Bartkowski

Connor Carrick
Josh Leivo
Nikita Soshnikov

Game Notes

•Calgary is coming off an ignonimous defeat to the lowly Flyers in Brian Elliott's return to Calgary, snapping a 10-game losing streak and ruining Mark Giordano's 700th career game
•Mike Smith, expected starter, gave up 3 Flyer goals in 1:11
•As is often the case, the coach is going to get the credit for his goaltender's success as well as his struggles; the Flames have lost 5 of their last 7 games, with their only reprieves coming against the Avalanche and the Coyotes, and fans are starting to grab their pitchforks for Gulutzan's job
•Additional subtext to this game: this will be a faceoff for the best head coach hair in hockey between Gulutzan's slick undercut and Babcock's classic pro flo

•Bozak might be back in action following a Friday-night bout of food poisoning that kept him out of Saturday's lineup; rumour* has it that Josh Leivo and Connor Carrick wanted to introduce a new recipe to him and Polak
•Nylander is tabbed to play centre if Bozak can't go; Babcock wants Willy to be better 'down low' and that made me giggle
•This is one of 3 home games the Leafs will play to close out 2017, the worst year ever
•It's been 6 games since Mitch Marner has recorded a point; last game against Calgary he recorded 5 shots and did just about everything other than hit the scoresheet

* Everyone on Twitter


•Kris Versteeg - Hip - Out indefinitely
•Mikael Backlund - Ill - Game time decision
•Tyler Bozak - Food Poisoning - Game time decision
•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - Actually Injured - Out indefinitely
•CarltonTheBear - At the batting cage

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2011 to 2018 GDTs (OLD) / Leafs @ Canucks - Dec 2, 7:00pm - CBC, Fan 590
« on: December 02, 2017, 12:01:39 AM »
17-9-1, 35 points | 12-10-4, 28 points

Projected Lines




D. Sedin-H.Sedin-Eriksson

Del Zotto-Pouliot



Connor Carrick
Nikita Soshnikov
Josh Leivo

Alexander Burmistrov
Alex Biega

Line-up Notes
•Leafs are having a better Western road trip north of the border, sweeping the Alberta teams in both resounding and hilarious fashion; Vancouver looks to be a tougher test than expected with the rise of their youth movement and Leafs-alumnus Travis Green's approach behind the bench
•The Leafs split the series with Vancouver last season in spirited affairs that saw a lot of stupid extra-curriculars and questionable hits overshadow the talent on display; expect to hear some Taylor Swift over the loudspeakers between plays
•It's a 2014 first round draft pick undercard, with both Nylander and Virtanen squaring off in the 4th line bracket; Nylander is on fire with 6 pts in his last 4 games (1G,5A); Virtanen has been scratched 4 times so far and has 6 pts on the season

•Brock Boeser will be a player to watch; he was named Rookie of the Month for November, and has the early lead in Calder chatter
•Daniel Sedin became the 2nd player in franchise history to reach 1000 pts on November 30th; he was preceded by his brother, Henrik, making them the first pair of brothers to both hit 1000 pts
•In less happy news, Derek Dorsett's career has come to a close following yet another cervical disk herniation adjacent to his previous surgically-repaired injury; he scored 7 goals in 20 games this season before being held out Nov 21 with neck stiffness


•Nathan Horton - Back - Out indefinitely
•Joffrey Lupul - Actually Injured - Out indefinitely
•CarltonTheBear - Personal Leave - Day-to-day
•Brandon Sutter - Upper Body - Day-to-Day
•Eric Gudbranson - Upper Body - Injured Reserve (mid-Dec)
•Derek Dorsett - Upper Body - Injured Reserve (out for the season)

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NHL Transactions / Cam Atkinson extension: 7 years @ $5.875M AAV
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:34:31 AM »

Atkinson is 28 and for the past handful of years has been good for 40+ pts (more like 50-60 now), and 30 goals.

Maybe as good a JvR comparable as there is out there.

NHL Transactions / Duchene & Turris traded
« on: November 05, 2017, 06:59:55 PM »
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NHL Transactions / Florida extends Michael Matheson 8 years @ 4.875M AAV
« on: October 09, 2017, 06:39:04 PM »
What's up with this?

81 GP 7G 10A ~50% CF%

Let's just talk about this here.

Doughty is a free agent at the end of the 2018-19 season. He'll be 29 at the time, going on 30.

-- Added Doughty's 1D UFA cohort members to the pile.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Media Thread
« on: August 30, 2017, 10:07:47 AM »

We're rounding the corner on the second last long weekend until hockey ramps back up, so we might as well have a new space to talk about the team going into next season.

First salvo is a bit nerdy:

Using Stimson's passing project data and playstyle clustering, Dom Luszczyszyn throws together a lineup optimized by role distribution. Both the article and playstyle link above show the shot metrics for various combinations.

Dom brings up an interesting thought about Babcock's philosophies on line makeup, ice time distribution, and the performance vs health trade-off.

How would you build the Leafs lines for 2017-18? (Trades are coming...)

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Ranking Prospects - 2017-18
« on: July 04, 2017, 01:36:44 PM »
Top 25 under 25 should be kicking into gear towards the end of the month.
Check out last season's thread to see the changes in our pipeline. It's not as drastic a difference as last offseason's makeover. This offseason is still young and the situation in certain tiers is still fluid.

2017 Eligible:2017's list2016's list
Adam Brooks
Andreas Borgman
Andreas Johnsson
Andrew Nielsen
Auston Matthews
Calle Rosen
Carl Grundstrom
Connor Brown
Connor Carrick
Dakota Joshua
Dmytro Timashov
Eemeli Rasanen
Fedor Gordeev
Frederik Gauthier
Garret Sparks
Ian Scott
Jack Walker Released
JD Greenway
Jeremy Bracco
Jesper Lindgren
JJ Piccinich
Joseph Woll
Josh Leivo
Kasmir Kaskisuo
Kasperi Kapanen
Keaton Middleton
Kerby Rychel
Martins Dzierkals
Miro Aaltonen
Mitch Marner
Morgan Rielly
Nicolas Mattinen
Nikita Soshnikov
Nikolai Chebykin
Nolan Vesey
Pierre Engvall
Rinat Valiev
Ryan McGregor
Ryan O'Connell
Timothy Liljegren
Tobias Lindberg
Travis Dermott
Trevor Moore
Vladimir Boblyev
Vladislav Kara
William Nylander
Yegor Korshkov
Zach Hyman Old
25. Rinat Valiev | Joseph Woll
24. Garret Sparks
23. Eemeli Rasanen
22. Yegor Korshkov
21. Miro Aaltonen
20. Dmytro Timashov
19. Andrew Nielsen
18. Kerby Rychel
17. Calle Rosen
16. Andreas Borgman
15. Adam Brooks
14. Nikita Soshnikov
13. Jeremy Bracco
12. Carl Grundstrom
11. Andreas Johnsson
10. Travis Dermott
9. Josh Leivo
8. Connor Carrick
7. Timothy Liljegren
6. Connor Brown
5. Kasperi Kapanen
4. Morgan Rielly
3. Mitch Marner
2. William Nylander
1. Auston Matthews
25. Yegor Korshkov
24. Martins Dzierkals
23. Carl Grundstrom
22. Andrew Neilsen
21. Rinat Valiev
20. Tobias Lindberg
19. Travis Dermott
18. Josh Leivo
17. Brendan Leipsic - Vegas'd
16. Jeremy Bracco
15. Zach Hyman
14. Frank Corrado - traded
13. Dmytro Timashov
12. Andreas Johnson
11. Kerby Rychel
10. Nikita Soshnikov
9. Kasperi Kapanen
8. Martin Marincin
7. Connor Carrick
6. Nikita Zaitsev
5. Connor Brown
4. Morgan Rielly
3. Mitch Marner
2. William Nylander
1. Auston Matthews (duh)

TLN's top 20 (Calder-eligible) prospects
20. Nikolai Chebykin
19. Vladimir Bobylev/Bobylyov
18. Jesper Lindgren
17. Justin Holl
16. JD Greenway
15. Trevor Moore
14. Miro Aaltonen
13. Calle Rosen
12. Andreas Borgman
11. Dmytro Timashov
10. Eemeli Rasanen
9. Yegor Korshkov
8. Andreas Johnsson
7. Joseph Woll
6. Andrew Nielsen
5. Adam Brooks
4. Jeremy Bracco
3. Carl Grundstrom
2. Travis Dermott
1. Timothy Liljegren
20. Garret Sparks
19. Kasmir Kaskisuo
18. Adam Brooks
17. Yegor Korshkov
16. Tobias Lindberg
15. Andrew Nielsen
14. Carl Grundstrom
13. Zach Hyman
12. Brendan Leipsic
11. Jeremy Bracco
10. Nikita Soshnikov
9. Travis Dermott
8. Dmytro Timashov
7. Andreas Johnson
6. Connor Brown
5. Kasperi Kapanen
4. Nikita Zaitsev
3. William Nylander
2. Mitch Marner
1. Auston Matthews

Marlies & Prospect Talk / 2017-18 Marlies
« on: June 30, 2017, 11:19:41 AM »
What better way to kick off the new Marlies thread than with the announcement that Dubas has re-signed Dicky Clune!

Marlies & Prospect Talk / 2017 Draft Review
« on: June 25, 2017, 03:33:02 PM »
117Timothy Liljegren1999 (D-0)RD6'0"191 lbs
259Eemeli Rasanen1999 (D-0)RD6'7"208 lbs
4110Ian Scott1999 (D-0)G6'3"172 lbs
4124Vladislav Kara1998 (D+1)C/LW6'2"187 lbs
5141Fedor Gordeev1997 (D-0)LD6'6"211 lbs
6172Ryan McGregor1999 (D-0)C6'0"157 lbs
7203Ryan O'Connell1999 (D-0)LD6'1"208 lbs

11Auston Matthews1997 (D-0)C6'2"216 lbs
231Yegor Korshkov1996 (D+2)RW6'3"179 lbs
257Carl Grundstrom1997 (D-0)LW6'0"194 lbs
362Joseph Woll1998 (D-0)G6'3"196 lbs
372J.D. Greenway1998 (D-0)LD6'4"205 lbs
492Adam Brooks1996 (D+2)C5'11"176 lbs
4101Keaton Middleton1998 (D-0)LD6'5"234 lbs
5122Vladimir Bobylev1997 (D+1)LW/C6'2"203 lbs
6152Jonathan "Jack" Walker1996 (D+2)LW5'11"179 lbs
6179Nicolas Mattinen1998 (D-0)RD6'4"220 lbs
7182Nikolai Chebykin1997 (D+1)LW/RW6'3"209 lbs

14Mitch Marner1997 (D-0)C/RW5'11"163 lbs
234Travis Dermott1996 (D-0)LD5'11"196 lbs
261Jeremy Bracco1997 (D-0)RW/C5'9"172 lbs
365Andrew Nielsen1996 (D-0)LD6'3"207 lbs
368Martins Dzierkals1997 (D-0)LW/RW5'11"170 lbs
495Jesper Lindgren1997 (D-0)RD6'0"161 lbs
5125Dmytro Timashov1996 (D-0)LW/RW5'10"187 lbs
6155Stephen Desrocher1996 (D+1)LD6'4"198 lbs
7185Nikita Korostelev1997 (D-0)LW/RW6'1"194 lbs

General NHL News & Views / 2017 Off-season Trades/Signings Discussion
« on: June 10, 2017, 08:57:34 AM »
With the Expansion Draft looming on the heels of the Finals, and the NHL prospect draft shortly after that, it's going to be make or break time for GMs and their staff.

Kicking things off are the Blackhawks with a soon to be confirmed shakeup to their core:

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