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New York Islanders
12-7-7, 31 points
Toronto Maple Leafs
14-6-4, 32 points






Oliver Wahlstrom
Bobby McMann
Mikko Kokkonen

•Matt Martin - Upper Body - Injured Reserve
•Ryan Pulock - Lower Body - Injured Reserve
•Sebastian Aho - Upper Body - Injured Reserve
•Adam Pelech - Upper Body - Long Term Injured Reserve
•Timothy Liljegren - High-ankle Sprain - Long Term Injured Reserve
•Mark Giordano - Broken Finger - Injured Reserve
•Joseph Woll - High-ankle Sprain - Injured Reserve
•William Lagesson - Illness
•John Klingberg - Hip - Long-Term Injured Reserve - Out for the Season
•Matt Murray - Hip - Long-Term Injured Reserve - Out for the Season
•Jake Muzzin - Neck - Long-Term Injured Reserve - Out for the Season

Game notes

•Islanders are coming in hot, scoring 23 goals for to 17 against en route to a 4-0-1 record in their last 5 games
•Ilya Sorokoin (7-4-6, 3.12 GAA, .913 Sv%) will likely start for the Islanders
•GM Lou Lamoriello picked up Robert Bortuzzo off the St. Louis Blues for a 7th round pick; the veteran defenseman joined the battered Islanders blueline on Saturday after 10 years with the Blues.
•The Isles second line of Engvall-Nelson-Palmieri has been coach Lane Lambert's most trusted, and effective line
•"'Tried to think of an interesting storyline that might connect these two teams but nothing immediately springs to mind. Maybe the media will dig some random connection up to make this one interesting.' - Carlton" - herman

•There has been some consternation about the Leafs inability to put games away in regulation, leading to greater wear and tear on the top end of their lineup. The awkward pause in their schedule between the 2nd and 7th of December seems to have rejuvenated the team as they've strung together a handful of solid outings, including 2 regulation victories as part of this 4-0-1 run in the last 5 games.
•Ilya Samsonov (5-1-3, 3.21 GAA, .886 Sv%) is slated to start for the second game in a row after returning from illness, as he looks to build on his first shutout of the season after a rocky start to the season. It's tough being goalie, but its even tougher being one under the Toronto media microscope with a one-year old at home.
•Don't look now, but former Rocket Richard and Hart trophy winner Auston Matthews is heating back up after a few spurts of hat tricks between ice cold blahs. Is it because he's getting back to his roots playing alongside Willy Nylander's brand of forthright zippy offense, or is it because azzurri63 stopped picking him on his Fanduel teams. Whatever the case may be, his 4 goals in the last 3 games pulls him back into a tie for 2nd in league-wide goal scoring with Brock Boeser with 18, just behind Nikita Kucherov's 19.
•The Leafs equally battered blueline has been getting the job done lately, thanks in no small part to the depth guys filling in. Treliving may have swung and missed on most of his higher $lotted signings, but you can tell he has an eye for big, rangy, boringly effective defensemen.

NHL Webcast
CHL & NCAA Hockey / 2024 World Juniors
December 05, 2023, 03:09:14 PM
Minten and Cowan make Canada's selection camp, alongside Cowan's running mate in London, Denver Barkey, and herman's 2022 first round hoped-for pick, Owen Beck.

Upon his recovery from surgery, he is angling to reunite with Alex DeBrincat.

NHL Transactions / 2023-24 General Trades & Signings
November 08, 2023, 03:19:42 PM
Nice, cheap pickup for the Sharks. The Wild in turn have traded a 7th for Bogosian
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / 2023 Training Camp Thread
September 20, 2023, 08:02:58 AM
I don't know why they are announcing it slightly incompletely.

General NHL News & Views / 2023-24 NHL Thread
September 13, 2023, 02:46:31 PM
Who is leaving edit: no one

New roles:
Head coach: Sheldon Keefe
PK: Dean Chynoweth
Eye-in-the-Sky: Manny Malhotra
Defence: Mike Van Ryn
PP/Fwds: Guy Boucher

Video: Jordan Bean, Sam Kim
Marlies & Prospect Talk / Ranking Prospects 2023-24
June 30, 2023, 03:27:06 PM
PPP: Top 25 under 25

2023/24 Eligible:2023 T25U252022 T25U25
Alex Steeves
Artur Akhtyamov
Auston Matthews old
Axel Rindell contract terminated
Braeden Kressler
Brandon Lisowsky
Connor Timmins
Curtis Douglas ARI trade
Easton Cowan
Dennis Hildeby
Dmitri Ovchinnikov
Filip Kral DNQ
Fraser Minten
Hudson Malinoski
Joe Miller
Joey Anderson CHI trade
John Fusco
Joseph Woll
Kalle Loponen --> rights expired
Keith Petruzzelli
Mac Hollowell DNQ
Matthew Knies
Max Ellis
Mike Koster
Mikhail Abramov STL trade
Mikko Kokkonen
Nicholas Abruzzese
Nicholas Moldenhauer
Nicholas Robertson
Nikita Grebyonkin
Nikolai Chebykin old
Noah Chadwick
Pavel Gogolev CHI trade --> Marlies/AHL
Pontus Holmberg
Rasmus Sandin WSH trade
Rodion Amirov RIP :(
Roni Hirvonen
Ryan O'Connell (expiring Aug 15)
Ryan Tverberg
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
Semyon Kizimov
Simon Benoit
Timothy Liljegren
Topi Niemela
Ty Voit
Veeti Miettinen
Victor Mete DNQ
Vladislav Kara old
Vyacheslav Peksa
William Villeneuve
Wyatt Schingoethe

25. Mikko Kokkonen
24. Artur Akhtyamov
23. Dennis Hildeby
22. Brandon Lisowsky
21. Dmitri Ovchinnikov
20. Hudson Malinoski
19. Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
18. Noah Chadwick
17. Ryan Tverberg
16. William Villenueve
15. Ty Voit
14. Alex Steeves
13. Nick Moldenhauer
12. Nikita Grebyonkin
11. Nick Abruzzese
10. Easton Cowan
9. Roni Hirvonen
8. Fraser Minten
7. Pontus Holmberg
6. Topi Niemela
5. Conor Timmins
4. Joseph Woll
3. Nick Robertson
2. Timothy Liljegren
1. Matthew Knies
25. Brandon Lisowsky
24. Dennis Hildeby
23. Joseph Woll
22. Ryan Tverberg
21. Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
20. Mikhail Abramov
19. Filip Kral
18. Victor Mete
17. Mikko Kokkonen
T15. Dmitry Ovchinnikov
T15. Nicholas Moldenhauer
14. William Villeneuve
T12. Ty Voit
T12. Alex Steeves
11. Joey Anderson
10. Pontus Holmberg
9. Fraser Minten
8. Nick Abruzzese
7. Roni Hirvonen
6. Topi Niemelä
5. Nick Robertson
4. Timoth Liljegren
3. Matthew Knies
2. Rasmus Sandin
1. Auston Matthews


TLN Top 20 Prospects (Calder Eligible)
20. Dmitri Ovchinnikov
19. Hudson Malinoski
18. Vyacheslav Peksa
17. Ryan Tverberg
16. William Villeneuve
15. Artur Akhtyamov
14. Alex Steeves
13. Nick Abruzzese
12. Nikita Grebyonkin
11. Ty Voit
10. Dennis Hildeby
9. Nick Moldenhauer
8. Easton Cowan
7. Roni Hirvonen
6. Pontus Holmberg
5. Fraser Minten
4. Nick Robertson
3. Topi Niemela
2. Joseph Woll
1. Matthew Knies
Main Leafs Hockey Talk / 2023 Draft Discussion
June 11, 2023, 03:43:24 PM
28. Easton Cowan
153. Hudson Malinoski
185. Noah Chadwick


Leafs are picking
R1: 28th overall from BOS

At the combine, the Leafs are confirmed to have interviewed (by no means comprehensive); Bob McKenzie (current) rank listed if available. His final ranking will be released on the 22nd.
  • C/LW Quentin Musty #26
  • RW Gabe Perrault (yes, his younger son) #23
  • C Bradly Nadeau #36
  • C Brayden Yager #7
  • RD Tom Willander #46
  • RD Axel Sandin-Pellikka #17
  • RW Kasper Halttunen #29

Did not interview but will be in Toronto to meet the team
  • RD Oliver Bonk #30
  • LW Colby Barlow #8

Quote"I'm very excited to welcome Shane to the Toronto Maple Leafs," said Treliving. "Through his more than 1,500 NHL games played, his management roles, being an NHL team captain for more than a decade and being just a wonderful human being, Shane has touched all the aspects of the game which make him a terrific fit with the Maple Leafs organization, its staff and players."
"I am honoured to join the Toronto Maple Leafs in this role. The Maple Leafs have a such deep history and a passionate fan base, and I'm excited to contribute in any way I can in the organization's pursuit of their ultimate goal," said Doan. "I'm also thrilled to once again work alongside Brad Treliving and continue a working relationship that began during Brad's time with the Coyotes."

Every other team's stars are apparently cap/salary idiots, except for ours
Ryan Tverberg -  3-yr ELC 852k AAV
Vyacheslav Peksa - 3-yr ELC 852k AAV
Ryan Reaves - 3-yr 1.35M AAV
William Lagesson - 1-yr 775k
John Klingberg - 1-yr 4.15M
Artur Akhtyamov - 3-yr ELC 852k AAV
Marshall Rifai - 2-yr ELC 775k AAV
William Lagesson - 1-yr 775k
Max Lajoie - 1-yr 775k
Tyler Bertuzzi - 1-yr 5.5M
Max Domi - 1-yr 3.0M
Dylan Gambrell - 1-yr 775k
Martin Jones - 1-yr 875k
Easton Cowan - 3-yr 950k AAV
Simon Benoit - 1-yr 775k
Noah Gregor - 1-yr 775k
Noah Chadwick - 3-yr ELC

Brad Treliving - General Manager
Shane DoanTT - Special Advisor to the GM
Derek ClanceyTT - Assistant General Manager, Player Personnel
Mike Van Ryn - Assistant Coach
Guy Boucher - Assistant Coach
Josh Simpson - Video Analyst
Curtis McElhinney - Director of Goaltending Development and Scouting
Jake Muzzin - Pro Scout
Chris Bourque —> College Free Agent Scout
John Gruden - Marlies Head Coach
Eric Wellwood - Marlies Assistant Coach (on medical leave)
Michael Dyck - Marlies Assistant Coach
Rich Clune - Marlies Assistant Coach

Rich Cho - Management Development Consultant
Harry Manesh - Coaching Development Consultant

Conor Timmins - 2-yr 1.1M AAV
David Kämpf - 4-yr 2.4M AAV
Pontus Holmberg - 2-yr 800k AAV
Ilya Samsonov - Player-elected Arbitration - 1-yr 3.55M
Nick Abruzzese - 2-yr 775k AAV
Auston Matthews - 4-yr 13.25M AAV
William Nylander - 8-yr 11.5M AAV

Professional Tryouts
Noah Gregor - signed

28. Easton Cowan
153. Hudson Malinoski
185. Noah Chadwick


Carl Dahlstrom --> UFA --> Farjestad BK (SHL)
Victor Mete —> DNQ UFA --> PHI 1-yr 775k
Mac Hollowell —> DNQ UFA —> NYR 1-yr 775k
Filip Kral —> DNQ UFA —> Lahden Pelicans / Liiga
Luke Schenn —> UFA —> NSH 3-yr 2.75M AAV
Ryan O'Reilly —> UFA —> NSH 4-yr 4.5M AAV
Alex Kerfoot —> UFA —> ARI 2-yr 3.5M AAV
Michael Bunting —> UFA —> CAR 3-yr 4.5M AAV
Noel Acciari —> UFA —> PIT 3-yr 2M AAV
Wayne Simmonds —> UFA
Zach Aston-Reese —> UFA --> CAR PTO —> released —> DET 1-yr 775k
Radim Zohorna —> UFA —> PIT 1-yr 775k
Justin Holl —> UFA —> DET 3-yr 3.4M AAV
Jordie Benn —> UFA —> DAL PTO
Erik Gustafsson —> UFA —> NYR 1-yr 825k
Erik Kallgren —> UFA —> NJD 1-yr 775k
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev --> Traktor Chelyabinsk/KHL (Leafs retain rights)
Sam Lafferty —> VAN trade

Kyle Dubas --> relieved of duties --> PIT President of Hockey Ops
Jason Spezza --> resigned --> PIT Assistant GM
Spencer Carbery --> WSH Head Coach
Greg Moore --> relieved of duties --> USNTDP Head Coach
AJ MacLean --> relieved of duties --> Syracuse Crunch, Assistant Coach
John Snowden --> relieved of duties --> LeHigh Valley Phantoms, Assistant Coach
Darryl Belfry ??
Jon Elkin --> not renewed --> PIT Director of Goaltending
Matt Moulson
Hall & Oates

TT Treliving Tracker
Big boy pants szn!

Drop your picks for

Which Core 4 to sacrifice on the altar of doing something:
His trade return:
CHL & NCAA Hockey / Good Stuff in Junior Hockey
March 23, 2023, 08:25:30 AM
Junior hockey doesn't really make news unless it's bad (see most of these non-tournament threads lol).

Here's some good stuff
No details yet other than not Dawson Mercer and there is salary retention

More importantly, he is not going to Tampa or Boston.
Quote from: herman on July 04, 2022, 07:17:43 AMhttps://twitter.com/reporterchris/status/1543928143072972802
QuoteWord is they've spoken to a variety of potential replacements, including those currently employed by other NHL organizations.

Sources say Curtis Sanford made a particularly strong impression.

He's expected to join the Leafs organization after working the past five years for the Vancouver Canucks in goalie development.

Here's a really good write-up of Curtis Sanford, and the influence Ian Clark has had on his playing and coaching career.

Okay, early returns, and not going to dig into the goals saved above expected but...

Matt MurrayLeafs0-1-0 0.826
Ilya SamsonovLeafs6-2-0 0.921
Joseph WollLeafsDNP LTIR
Erik KallgrenLeafs1-1-2 0.9040-0-0 0.889
Dennis HildebyLeafsSHL: 3-2-0 0.918
Keith PetruzzelliLeafs6-0-0 0.922
Artur AkhtyamovReserveVHL: 9-5-1 0.931
Vyacheslav PeksaReserveVHL: 10-6-1 0.924
Dryden McKayMarlies4-0-1 0.911
Luke CavallinMarlies3-0-0 0.940
Dylan FergusonMarlies PTO2-2-0 0.887

As of: December 5, 2022
Matt MurrayLeafs5-1-2 0.921
Ilya SamsonovLeafs7-2-0 0.924
Joseph WollLeafs3-0-0 0.934
Erik KallgrenLeafs3-2-4 0.8980-1-0 0.913
Dennis HildebyLeafsSHL: 4-3-0 0.919
Keith PetruzzelliLeafs7-4-0 0.896
Artur AkhtyamovReserveVHL: 14-6-1 0.941
Vyacheslav PeksaReserveVHL: 12-10-3 0.925
Dryden McKayMarlies5-3-1 0.889
Luke CavallinMarlies8-2-1 0.931
Dylan FergusonReleased2-2-0 0.887

As of: April 17, 2023
Matt MurrayLeafs14-8-2 0.903
Ilya SamsonovLeafs27-10-5 0.919
Joseph WollLeafs6-1-0 0.93216-4-2 0.927
Erik KallgrenLeafs3-2-4 0.89810-9-3 0.883
Dennis HildebyLeafs0-1-0 0.849SHL: 11-9-0 0.918
Keith PetruzzelliLeafs13-8-2 0.9094-3-0 0.881
Artur AkhtyamovReserveVHL: 20-12-6 0.943
Vyacheslav PeksaReserveVHL: 13-19-6 0.921; MHL: 1-1-0 0.920
Dryden McKayMarlies1-0-1 0.88519-10-1 0.900
Luke CavallinMarlies24-9-1 0.917
Dylan FergusonReleased2-2-0 0.887