Leafs Roster Preview - David Clarkson

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 18 2014 11:25AM

Let's call a spade a spade - David Clarkson has the worst contract in the history of the National Hockey League. There's no ifs, ands, or buts about it. Remove everything before the Salary Cap (because who cares), and you won't find a deal that is so perfectly combines being too much, too long, too waiver proof, and too buyout proof. There isn't even a chance of compliance buyouts before it ends! Even Rick DiPietro had that.

But in the mean time, he's a Toronto Maple Leaf, and is expected to be on the ice this year (along with five more after that). So, what can we expect out of the 36 million dollar man?

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #3 Josh Leivo

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 11 2014 02:05PM

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He's a little over six feet tall. He's pretty imposing as he streaks down the left wing. There's a heavy shot that could come off that right handed stick. He's a good canadian boy, with a jersey number in the teens, and he wears the blue and white with pride. He joined the Leafs organization in 2011, and as time moves forward, this brown hair, blue eyed, slightly tan man just gets more and more popular. 

Despite the mutual initials, Josh Leivo isn't Joffrey Lupul. But can he be?

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #4 Stuart Percy

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 10 2014 10:03AM

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Stuart Percy's Instagram bio is only three worlds long - "Secretly Kenny Wu". There's another reason altogether that he's comparing himself to the figure-skater turned sniper from D2: The Mighty Ducks, but let's get one thing out of the way - the two are in no way similar at play hockey. Wu is small and quite literally jumps out at you with his skating ability. Percy is remarkably average sized and doesn't jump out at you at all.

But as crazy as it sounds, that's what makes him good.

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Fan Fest A Missed Opportunity

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 07 2014 10:14AM

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When I first heard that the Toronto Maple Leafs were having a "Fan Festival" to "give back to the community", I was pretty stoked. Several other NHL teams have had similar initiatives, and it's a good way to connect with fans that aren't usually in the stands. More importantly, something like that is almost impossible to mess up.

Leave it to the Toronto Maple Leafs to do just that, in what turned out to be a complete disaster.

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TLN Top Twenty Prospects: #10 Carter Ashton

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 04 2014 08:37PM

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I know what some of you are thinking. How is a 23 year old ranked in the top ten of a prospects list? Particularly one that made his Leafs debut three seasons ago, and has almost fifty NHL games under his belt? Carter Ashton, of course, fits that description. But I'd like to argue that we haven't really seen what Carter Ashton can be at the NHL level yet.

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