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William Nylander & Connor Brown on Leafs Lunch Leafs

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William Nylander & Connor Brown on Leafs Lunch
Dion Phaneuf, Nazem Kadri

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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...

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http://twitter.com/jonasTSN1050/status/590185353476251648 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...
Kyle Dubas

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Kyle Dubas joined Brady and Walker earlier this afternoon to discuss the Toronto Marlies, the lottery results, the management dynamics under Brendan Shanahan, the upcoming 2015 NHL draft and the NHL playoffs. On the Marlies making the playoffs after their great run: Especially because of who the players are that have really pushed the team forward in the second half; particularly after the trade deadline at the NHL level, the team has been really driven by Connor Brown, William Nylander, Brendan Leipsic, so on and so forth. It’s been really nice for us to watch from a management perspective as our...

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

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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