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William Nylander & Connor Brown on Leafs Lunch
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 Thursday Links: TSN Radio: Nylander and Brown on Marlies' season, playoffs (TSN 1050) Connor Brown and William Nylander talk about the Marlies' strong finish to the season, look ahead to the AHL playoffs and discuss the Oilers winning the draft lottery. I James Mirtle: Why NHL teams should stop spending big on (most) goalies (The Globe and Mail) The chart below is all 72 of the goalies that have made any type of playoff run in the salary-cap era, going back to 2006. A “run” in this case is defined as appearing in at least eight games, meaning they were into at least the...

2715 Tuesday Links: The Neutral: Todd McLellan, Sharks mutually part ways (Fear The Fin) Todd McLellan has become the first casualty of the Sharks' disappointing season, with general manager Doug Wilson announcing today that the team's head coach of seven years won't be returning to the bench for an eighth season. I Eric Duhatschek: Maple Leafs, Oilers would be wise to reach out to McLellan (The Globe and Mail) Many believe the reason the Maple Leafs waited so long to clarify Randy Carlyle’s status with Toronto last summer, or why the coaching hire in Florida took forever was because NHL teams were waiting to see if...

My season-long project to chart Toronto Maple Leaf scoring chances mercifully finished on Saturday; you can take a look at my methodology in my first post at MLHS. The key moment of the season was the firing of Randy Carlyle, and you can see that while the team's record went south after the coaching change, that wasn't reflected in their chance numbers. There was no difference between the two coaches in ES Close chances, even as the Toronto Maple Leafs' record plummeted. The Maple Leafs were better at ES overall under Horachek, but that may be down to score effects, as...

Highlights from the Toronto Marlies 5-2 win vs. Chicago Wolves. Playoffs begin next Saturday, April 25th versus Grand Rapids.

30 Thoughts: NHL Awards edition SN Report: Stoll arrested for cocaine possession SN NHL Draft Lottery: All you need to know SN Canadiens upend Senators in overtime SN Lack shines as Canucks even series SN Marlies Clinch Playoff Spot TLN McDavid talks Leafs, Oilers ahead of lottery SN Why do people keep paying obscene amounts of money to watch the Leafs lose? FP McDavid or not, Leafs will be happy Sun McDavid is a generational prize TSN “Under absolutely no circumstances” do Edmonton Oilers deserve Connor McDavid, says Ontario hockey writer Edmonton Post    

1506 Burke's potential role isn't clear, but the two have history dating back to their New Jersey Devils days. He wouldn't exactly be an experienced candidate, but some may be unaware Burke has been in a managerial role for six years dating back to 2008, when he was hired by the Coyotes as the 'Director of Prospect Development.' He now works as both an AGM and a goalie coach in Phoenix. Friday Links: Lance Hornby: Even if Leafs get McDavid, they have a long way to go (Toronto Sun) “We must be realistic,” Dubas said, en route to watching the Marlies play Friday in Milwaukee....