Mocking Arbitration: The Jonathan Bernier Hearing

Jon Steitzer
July 28 2015 02:48PM


Friday is the day that arbitration enthusiasts have long waited for, the arbitration of Jonathan Bernier. This may seem like something destined to be settled hours before it starts. It may seem like an event destined to disappoint as an unknowing arbitrator decides to split the difference and award a one year at the obvious compromise point. Fair enough, but the arbitration is interesting and different for a few reasons...

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In a Shocking Turn of Events the Leafs Sign Their Top Draft Pick, Mitch Marner, to an Entry Level Contract

Jon Steitzer
July 28 2015 09:59AM

Ring the church bells, send the smoke up through the chimney of the ACC, the Leafs have signed the next saviour of the franchise. 

This was something that seemed inevitable, but when Travis Dermott signed before Marner there was a hilarious panic through a small section of Leafs Nation that looks even more unwarranted today.

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UPDATE: Report is wrong, Bracco to Attend Boston College

Jon Steitzer
July 24 2015 01:59PM

A significant update/correction:

Originally Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch tweeted out that it appeared almost certain that Jeremy Bracco would be joining the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. As you can see from the tweet above, Bracco is committed to attending Boston College.

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Throwback Thursday: That Press Conference That Happened Earlier

Jon Steitzer
July 23 2015 01:03PM

The Leafs love a good press conference, but unfortunately this one didn't have angry Buffalo reporters or Dave Shoalts forcing awkward jokes on us all. It was just Brendan Shanahan and his Grandpa having a chat for half an hour. While it didn't live up to the excitement of the Babcock unveiling, here are a few snippets from Uncle Lou...

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And Now For Something Completely Different: How Will Lamoriello Fit in With the Leafs Front Office?

Jon Steitzer
July 23 2015 10:02AM


It may be a bit premature to discuss how Lou Lamoriello will fit in with the current make up of the Leafs front office, but when random news like this comes down on a Thursday morning and seems so radically different from the direction the organization is going in, it seems like speculating wildly as soon as possible may be the best approach. After all it’s July, and we’re not going to see another hockey story this big for quite some time.

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