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Maple Leaf reps
Canada: John Tavares
Sweden: William Nylander
Russia: Nikita Zaitsev
Slovakia: Martin Marincin

CJ reported that Nylander will be initially lined up with Elias Pettersson and Patric Hornqvist.
John Tavares is reported (by Dreger) to have just left practice with an upper body injury.
Zaitsev appears to be once again the only right shot D-man on the team.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Ranking Prospects 2019-2020
« on: April 30, 2019, 11:00:19 AM »
Top 25 under 25 (by Sept 15, 2019) should be launching towards the end of July.
Check out last season's thread to see the changes in our pipeline. As I'm posting this well in advance of the Draft and associated transactions, this post is malleable.

2019 Eligible:2019's list2018's list
Adam Brooks
Andreas Borgman
Andreas Johnsson
Auston Matthews
Dakota Joshua
Dmytro Timashov
Eemeli Rasanen
Fedor Gordeev
Filip Kral
Frederik Gauthier
Gabriel Gagné
Ian Scott
JD Greenway
Jeremy Bracco
Jesper Lindgren
JJ Piccinich
Jordan Subban
Joseph Duszak
Joseph Woll
Justin Brazeau*
Kasimir Kaskisuo
Kasperi Kapanen
Mac Hollowell
Martins Dzierkals
Mason Marchment
Michael Carcone
Mitch Marner
Nic Petan
Nicolas Baptiste
Nikolai Chebykin
Pierre Engvall
Pontus Holmberg
Rasmus Sandin
Riley Stotts
Ryan McGregor
Ryan O'Connell
Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
Semyon Kizimov
Timothy Liljegren
Travis Dermott
Trevor Moore
Vladimir Boblyev
Vladislav Kara
William Nylander
Egor Korshkov
Zachary Bouthillier

* Brazeau is on an AHL deal
1. Auston Matthews
25. Pierre Engvall
24. Jordan Subban
23. Mason Marchment
22. Dmytro Timashov
21. Yegor Korshkov
20. Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
19. Eemeli Räsänen
18. Sean Durzi traded
17. Jeremy Bracco
16. Adam Brooks
15. Trevor Moore
14. Calle Rosén old
13. Carl Grundstrom traded
12. Rasmus Sandin
11. Andreas Borgman
10. Connor Carrick traded
9. Connor Brown old
8. Andreas Johnsson
7. Timothy Liljegren
6. Kasperi Kapanen
5. Travis Dermott
4. Morgan Rielly old
T2: Mitch Marner
T2: William Nylander
1. Auston Matthews

TLN's top 20 (Calder-eligible) prospects
20. Andrew Nielsen traded
19. Mac Hollowell
18. Jordan Subban
17. Eemeli Rasanen
16. Jesper Lindgren
15. Filip Kral
14. Yegor Korshkov
13. Calle Rosen
12. Adam Brooks
11. Semyon Der-Arguchintsev
10. Trevor Moore graduated
9. Pierre Engvall
8. Joseph Woll
7. Dymytro Timashov
6. Sean Durzi traded
5. Jeremy Bracco
4. Rasmus Sandin
3. Carl Grundstrom traded
2. Andreas Johnsson
1. Timothy Liljegren

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / 2019 Toronto Maple Leafs Offseason Discussion
« on: April 26, 2019, 11:06:01 AM »
Marner, Marner, Marner!

He has so much skill but bobbled the puck a couple of times on the playoffs so bye.

Trade ideas I have in mind:
Roman Polak: RHD, our coach trusts him, hits and stuff, is a man
Erik Gudbranson: RHD, coaches love him, hits and stuff, is a man

General NHL News & Views / Refs and biases
« on: April 14, 2019, 12:22:07 PM »
I'm saying that unless you have clear evidence of nhl referees exhibiting bias due to race, you're spitballing, and it doesn't look good on you.

I appreciate that the topic has made you uncomfortable. I’m slightly amused that this is what it takes for you to actually require substantiation for an internet opinion being posted.

Here’s how it works out in my head:
One player is the son of a former player and current broadcaster. I think we can agree that hockey is Nepotistic to the Nth degree.

Hockey has a preference for the type of player it promotes and the type of player it castigates. See Hrudey’s interesting segment comparing Nylander (soft Swedish lazy super skill) and DeBrusk (son of his broadcasting colleague, absolutely not dirty according to himself).

Refs have a hit list they circulate, which is a list of players they especially focus on in games. I don’t know who is on the list, but Kadri most assuredly is. And confirmation bias is a thing. They believe he’s a bad egg and therefore everything he does is seen through that self-confirming lens.

All people have biases, implicit or explicit, consciously or not. It comes out in the decisions they make. A racial bias stemming from systematic ideaologies is written into everyone’s mental fabric whether we like it or not. I have to catch myself and correct those thoughts and feelings when they come up, and I definitely still screw up from time to time.

Refs are people. They have documented biases. Is that what’s happening here? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Who is going to get the benefit of the doubt on the ice and in the media?

In my mind, being a referee is hard and thankless and I generally try to understand their perspective. This was the first game where I felt inclined to sound off on them.


Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Joseph Woll signed to ELC
« on: March 24, 2019, 04:09:02 PM »

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Mac Hollowell signed to ELC
« on: March 07, 2019, 04:32:00 PM »

Kicks in next season.

This basically guarantees he'll be joining the Marlies if the Soo scrub out early from the playoffs.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Andreas Borgman re-signed 1-year two-way 700k
« on: March 06, 2019, 11:41:23 AM »

Borgman hasn't had the smoothest transition to the NHL and could have jetted back to the SHL easily. His signing is a decision to continue leveraging the development team here on the Marlies and get a crack at the depleted NHL depth next season.

NHL Transactions / Preds acquire Granlund, Simmonds
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:49:20 PM »

NHL Transactions / Duchene traded to Columbus... Dzingel too
« on: February 22, 2019, 11:29:25 AM »
Not quite official yet, but it looks like Duchene is heading to Columbus with at least Abramov and Davidsson going back the other way.


This will help ease the Blue Jackets' pain of flushing Panarin out at the deadline.

And in case you were wondering how cheap Melnyk is, Columbus is in Ottawa tonight for a game so they don't have to cover as much travel costs. I predict Mark Stone to Calgary on the 24th for a 1st, Oliver Kylington, and Kerby Rychel.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Leafs acquire goalie Michael Hutchinson
« on: December 29, 2018, 12:37:06 PM »

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Contract: Skittles Edition
« on: December 17, 2018, 10:13:38 AM »
Out of the frying pan and into the fire. Anyone who has ever heard Paul Marner talk about Mitch knew this was coming. And if you haven't, here's a taste:
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Mitch Marner is very well situated to land a very solid deal. All the narratives line up in his favour, the on-ice performance is just one giant fire emoji, and Dubas just finished with the longest RFA contract standoff and made some resolutions.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Leivo traded to Vancouver for Michael Carcone
« on: December 03, 2018, 12:36:48 PM »
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Michael Carcone is a 22 yr old left shot winger on the final year of his ELC.

CHL & NCAA Hockey / 2019 World Juniors Hockey Championship
« on: December 03, 2018, 09:57:20 AM »
Kicks off Dec 26.

Confirmed Leafs prospects in the mix:
Ian Scott
Filip Kral
Rasmus Sandin
Pontus Holmberg

Eemeli Rasanen nope
Joseph Woll old
Timothy Liljegren (injured)

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