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Auston Matthews is what the Leafs needed

TORONTO- With the first pick of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft, the Toronto Maple Leafs selected their new potential face of the franchise, Auston Matthews. After many months of speculation, the Maple Leafs put all of the hype aside and selected the big American product. 355 more words

Trevor Fujioka

Draft, schmaft: The Leafs look ahead to the Auston Matthews era

At the NHL draft Friday night, the Toronto Maple Leafs surprised absolutely nobody by choosing Auston Matthews with the first pick. Matthews gives the Leafs something they haven’t had since captain Mats Sundin left town after the 2007-08 season: a big #1 center who (theoretically) can dominate. 546 more words

Cold As Ice

2016 Toronto Maple Leafs Draft Preview

TORONTO- The Toronto Maple Leafs are on the clock. The team will enter the 2016 NHL Draft with 11 draft picks, including the first overall selection. 700 more words

Trevor Fujioka

Jason Gregor: Penguins' playoff offensive leader Kessel a lightning rod for unfair criticism

Could the hockey world learn something from Phil Kessel?

Individuals won’t be able to consistently win you hockey games, but it is incredibly difficult to replace elite-level skill. 783 more words

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What’s the rush? Leafs should let Marner soak up final year in OHL

Lots to lose, nothing to gain from rushing potential hometown hero

By Daniel McKenzie

If I’m Lou Lamoriello, here’s my message to Mitch Marner: Work hard all summer, be the best teenage hockey player in the world outside of the NHL next season, and we’ll see you in a Toronto Maple Leafs uniform in 2017. 693 more words

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Maple Leafs brain trust maintains mantra of patience as attention turns to draft

TORONTO — If April 30 ends with the Toronto Marlies ahead in an AHL playoff series and NHL draft lottery balls dropping to the benefit of the Toronto Maple Leafs, the rebuild could go into overdrive. 736 more words

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Toronto Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello happy with progress but says ‘there will be more pain’

TORONTO — Despite their lowly place in the NHL standings, Maple Leafs general manager Lou Lamoriello says everything has gone better than expected for Toronto this season, from the promising performance of the team’s youngest prospects to Mike Babcock’s effect behind the bench. 697 more words

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