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Monday Mailbag: Fanbod Edition

I make no apologies for my love the Fountain Tire/Edmonton Oilers Fanbod website. That’s not true. I make many apologies. I’ve flooded many a twitter timelines with this nonsense and I’m unlikely to stop this anytime soon. That led to this… There you have it. All of you good people who submitted questions will get…

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Auston Matthews Wants a 5 Year Deal and That’s Fine

The William Nylander situation has taught us that contract negotiations are anything but easy, and are unlikely to leave any of us feeling happy about the outcome. Such is the issue with having star players, something the Leafs haven’t really had to deal with in the salary cap era. Sure they had Mats Sundin as…

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Getting Nylander His Eight Million Dollars (kinda)

Okay, so we’re really beating the Nylander contract situation to death today, but hang in there. We’re going to solve it right here and now. We’re going to arbitrate the shit out of this. Well not really, but we’re going to quickly look at some comparables, reaffirm that $8M a season is way too much…

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Why the Nylander Situation is Peter Chiarelli’s Fault and What to do about the Leafs Contracts Beyond this Season

It’s October 12th. It’s October 12th and William Nylander isn’t signed. It’s October 12th, William Nylander isn’t signed and it hasn’t really impacted the Leafs too much. It’s October 12th, William Nylander isn’t signed, but it hasn’t really impacted the Leafs too much, yet we continue to produce fresh takes on this issue despite no…

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Post Turkey Mailbag

It was the Thanksgiving holiday yesterday so we didn’t have the mailbag on Monday. You get it today. Here are responses to your questions. Who gets a hat trick against the Leafs tonight: Polak or Carrick or both? — Graeme Nishida (@graemenishida91) October 9, 2018 Sigh. Somehow one of these clowns is going to score,…

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LGD: Polak/Carrick Reunion Tour

Not since Loggins and Messina has there been a duo with such obvious contempt for everything the other one is. On one hand we have Roman Polak, the hard working, blue collar player who just can’t seem to do anything right. And on the other hand we have Connor Carrick, the cerebral, offensive defenseman who…

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When is too soon to give up on Ron Hainsey?

Uhhhhh…. If I’m seriously answering my own question, it was probably last November that was too early, but by January when it became evident that Hainsey’s slumping numbers were more of the story than his October/November bump, then yeah, it was time to move on. That being said, here we are still playing Ron Hainsey…

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Preseason Player Preview: John Tavares

  It’s Kale Time. pic.twitter.com/YQcKiinxj6 — The Leafs Nation (@TLNdc) September 26, 2018 THIS BEAUTIFUL BOY IS OURS!!! ALL OURS!!! For most of us that’s all the analysis that’s needed, but the fat cats at the Nation Network say I’ve got to dig deeper beyond just “John Tavares is a Leaf” and welcome to seven…

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The Leafs Nation Canadian Team Power Rankings

It’s that time of year again Sports fans. The weather is getting too darn cold to sit outside and take in the majesty of Canadian Football. It was fine when the rouges were on the field, but now it’s showing up in our cheeks too, am I right? Of course I am. Now it’s that…

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Monday Mailbag: Roster Finalization Edition

It’s been a busy day. You can read about the busiest parts here. Now I’m sure that not everyone fully agrees with the decisions that were made, but it’s important to remember that none of these positions are overly important. None of these players are immune from being replaced at a later date. And finally the…

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Connor Carrick Not on Waivers. Traded? Malkin?

According to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet we’ve had a last minute change of heart when it comes to waiving Connor Carrick. Hearing that Connor Carrick wasn’t actually placed on waivers today after #leafs announced at 10:30 a.m. he would be. Standby… — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) October 1, 2018 Chris goes on to speculate that an…

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Waivers Fun Finalizes* the Leafs Roster

There could always be a few paper shuffling transactions we see between now and puck drop on Wednesday night, but the Leafs have completed their transactions to get the roster down to 23 players. We still don’t know who from Sunday has cleared or not (SPOILER: probably all of them), but we have some interesting…