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Toronto Maple Leafs select Andrew Nielsen 65th overall in 2015 NHL Draft

The Toronto Maple Leafs have selected 6'3, left-handed defenseman Andrew Nielsen with the 65th overall pick in the third round. Nielsen had 7 goals and 24 points in 59 games on a poor Lethbridge Hurricanes...
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2014 NHL Draft News & Notes

It has been a beautifully busy day in the hockey world and the draft has not even started yet. Here is a quick recap of the moves made: https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/482614748358254592 https://twitter.com/VanCanucks/status/482603264626552832 https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/482581437816659968 https://twitter.com/Real_ESPNLeBrun/status/482615995383570432 https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/482626033581969409 Some thoughts in relation to the Leafs: Nothing to...
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First Line Centers & Trading For Florida’s First Overall Pick

Why it makes more sense than usual for the Leafs to move up for the #1 pick In 2012, Dave Poulin gave an under the radar interview on Marlies TV wherein he talked about top...

Kessel Trade: A Perfect Full Circle

Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager, Brian Burke should have uttered one phrase to explain the situation, one simple little phrase to envelope the reasoning for the Phil Kessel trade; “Our picks in our vision of...

Notes + A FanPost

In case you haven't already heard, the Maple Leafs have broken off negotiations with prospect Bill Sweatt, acquired in the Versteeg trade from the Blackhawks. In a statement to the Toronto Sun, Burke explained...

Brotherly Love in the Second Round

For as long as I have been reading the comments section of this site, I’ve been overwhelmed by the sheer volume of posts that discuss the Leafs need to obtain a 2nd round pick...

Draft Watch ’09: Part Three – Chatting up the Expert

For much of the year, scouts from NHL clubs and private scouting agencies scour the globe for the next generational talent, the next franchise player, and the next late round steal. On Draft weekend,...

Free Agents Don’t Make Draft Picks Expendable

There's the notion that signing Christian Hanson and Tyler Bozak and other College Free Agents allows the Buds to trade off other picks, perhaps even to move up in the draft. The justification is having...
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