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James Mirtle
Lot of tryouts again this year... RT @StLouisBlues: The Blues have invited @BizNasty2point0 to a tryout at training camp.
Leafs replaced Raymond, Kulemin, McClement's minutes with Santorelli, Komarov, Booth, Winnik, Kontiola and Frattin. It should help.
.@TravisHeHateMe hits really nicely on a trend the Leafs are trying to chase this year: Depth matters more than ever…
Will still be with @globeandmail, as per usual. TSN side of things will be helping out on Leafs broadcasts.
First post for TSN is now live. I'll be writing twice a week there for the foreseeable future (until they fire me).…
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League puts out Twitter and Instagram info for every player in the NHL. Here's the Leafs
In case you missed them, our @LeafReport camp preview podcasts are live: Part 1… Part 2…
Bill Daly and Paul Holmgren to receive the Lester Patrick Trophy for "outstanding service to hockey in the United States."
How the sausage is made. Major sports leagues feed info to tame "insiders" in trade for muted criticism.…
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The USHL is going to call icings on penalty kills during the pre-season as an experiment
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Story: What should the Maple Leafs do with William Nylander? Their options are many
King of Controversy Semyon Varlamov wearing Putin t-shirt that says "Crimea is ours" RT…
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Story: What should the Maple Leafs do with William Nylander? Their options are many
One reason why William Nylander isn't likely to stick with the Leafs? Young 18 year olds almost never do.
Interesting story about a guy who had to decide between being an NHL official or trying to make it in pro golf…
In court documents, NFL says nearly a third of its players will be left with severe brain trauma.
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New podcast: The Leaf Report - 2014/2015 Season Preview: Defence/Coaching:
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Taylor Hall tells @FriedgeHNIC he wants to improve his shooting percentage. Not something you hear that often…
Sometimes feels like 15% of NHL prospects had father play in league. Coyotes alone have Burke, Domi, Samuelsson, MacInnis, Playfair etc.
Coyotes rookie camp roster via @davest4yotes. Look how many had fathers in NHL
If a second Toronto team was in the West, imagine the HNIC doubleheaders? Toronto. Then Toronto. Western Canada shudders.
+1 RT @wyshynski: Ovi, Phaneuf and others get 2x the grief for nebulous "failings in leadership."
Part 2 of the @LeafReport preview podcast is now online. @jonasTSN1050 and I breakdown the blueline and more…
Nonis mentions Granberg, Holzer and Percy as options for the Leafs seventh defencemen.
Nonis: "We're not deep into it. We need someone to help us with it and to explain how it's going to move us forward." Says Dubas is that.
Dave Nonis to @TSNBobMcKenzie on Leafs use of analytics: "I think that's something that's going to take years for us to really nail down."
Instead of no 24/7, sounds like there will be two 24/7s. @ESPN_Burnside has details…
I count 55 bodies coming to Leafs camp although there will likely be few more with invites etc. factored in. Full list likely out soon.
Others needing contracts include Torey Krug, Jaden Schwartz and Reilly Smith, even if they're technically not RFA.
Notable RFAs without contracts with camp three days away: Ryan Johansen, Brenden Dillon, Danny DeKeyser, Cody Eakin, Smith-Pelly, Kuemper.
Devils invite Mike Komisarek to camp on tryout basis.
You know it's a rookie game when... Van Riemsdyk plays for the Blackhawks.
Leaf D prospect Viktor Loov says his surname is pronounced 'love' but actually means leaf in Swedish.
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William Nylander certainly noticeable in first period of action at rookie tournament. High-end speed/skill evident throughout.
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Now @jonasTSN1050 is making fun of me for wanting to listen to the game. He went to it! #oldmarriedcouple
Leafs rookie tourney on the radio somewhere? Not going to catch the broadcast until later.
Different kind of rookie camp... RT @Hope_Smoke Andreas Johnson just scored to put Frolunda up 1-0 in the third period.
Leiweke: “We don’t want anyone else seeing []. It’s called a monopoly. It’s good.”
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Tim Leiweke on the Leafs and analytics: "Shanny comes in and decides we’re going to be smart from now on out." Story:
Leafs have lot of interesting names on the blueline in terms of prospects. That'll be the position to watch all year with the Marlies.
Story: On the Leafs prospect depth, which is still a key concern, and my list of the top 10 in the system
Read @AndyBaggotWSJ on Bob Suter and his life in hockey
Plus an all-Western Canada first name. MT @Bob_Stauffer: Klarc Wilson can chuck'em
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Story: On the Leafs prospect depth, which is still a key concern, and my list of the top 10 in the system
2) The growth in aggregate franchise value since 2006...@NHL franchises have increased in value by 114 percent
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ICYMI @mirtle with @HayesTSN on Leiweke's comments about analytics and character of guys on the team
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