VIDEO: Mitch Marner’s Unbelievable Shorthanded Assist

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Mitch Marner is creating his own highlight reel with the OHL’s London Knights. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

He’s been a highlight reel for the London Knights in the OHL and he’s the catalyst for excitement to the Toronto Maple Leafs and their fans. And on Thursday, the Leafs’ prospect was at it again against the OHL’s Erie Otters.

After a goal-of-the-year candidate earlier this season, you have to check out this shorthanded assists as Mitch Marner was able to hook up with co-captain Christian Dvorak on this goal.  Read more of this post

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2015 NHL Draft: Philadelphia Flyers Select Travis Konecny

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The Philadelphia Flyers traded up to draft Travis Konecny at 24th overall. (Wayne Cuddington/Ottawa Citizen)

In the continued first-round THW coverage of the 2015 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers scored the 24th overall pick where they took Travis Konecny. The Flyers traded up five spots to draft the Ottawa 67s player acquiring the 24th pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs.

For all the information on the 24th overall pick, check out the link below.  Read more of this post

Mitch Marner: A Two-Team Target

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Mitch Marner is a wild card to go in the top five picks in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. (Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

After Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, who’s next? I mean who will spark the interest of the team choosing at number three? The draft is so deep with talent that it could be one of many options.

What about Mitch Marner? Where could he land? There are two team – both of which finished in the bottom four of this year’s standings – who could have the right guys in place to develop the young forward.  Read more of this post

Nick Ritchie: A Typical Maple Leaf

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His skill level and size would have made him fit right in with the Leafs. (Terry Wilson/OHL)

Big, burly and a skilled power forward – these are some of the words that were used to describe Peterborough Petes forward Nick Ritchie prior to the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. They’re also words that fit into Brian Burke’s ‘plan’ when he was at the helm with the Toronto Maple Leafs building what he expected to be a contender.

For the past few years, that’s exactly how the Leafs drafted their players. All the more reason why Ritchie would’ve fit in as a Leafs. As the story goes, Ritchie was drafted elsewhere and the Leafs drafted William Nylander. But I analyzed, anyways, why Ritchie would’ve been a typical Maple Leafs’ pick.  Read more of this post

Athanasiou: The Red Wings’ Newest Young Gun

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Andreas Athanasiou could be the next ‘diamond in the rough’ for the Red Wings. (Photo by Terry Wilson // OHL Images)

A former London Knight – a current Barrie Colt – Andreas Athanasiou signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Detroit Red Wings. A normally veteran dressing room, the Red Wings are beginning to realize that size and veteran presence aren’t everything in the NHL anymore.  Read more of this post

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