TLN Roundtable: Summer School Grades

Jeff Veillette
July 15 2016 03:41PM


The offseason isn't over yet, but it's most crucial and active month has passed. Since many outlets have begun to give out their grades to various teams across the NHL, we've decided to throw our hats into the mix by grading the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here's what we've come up with:

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Leafs re-sign Garret Sparks to one-year contract

Jeff Veillette
July 15 2016 11:12AM

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It looks like the Toronto Maple Leafs have one fewer restricted free agent to worry about, as the team has agreed to terms with goaltender Garret Sparks for the 2016/17 season.

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The Leafs have a logjam of waiver-eligible roster players

Jeff Veillette
July 13 2016 08:49AM

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Many suspect that barring several quantity-for-quality or pure dumping trades, the Toronto Maple Leafs' training camp is going to be an absolute dogfight for the various available positions. Simply put, while the Leafs might be presently lacking the top-end talent necessary to be a threat in the Eastern Conference, they have more B-Level depth than just about everyone else through a combination of taking on contracts and playing well on the draft podium.

But there's a problem here, and it's that the team might have no choice but to part ways with some players if a couple of the kids impress in September.

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Toronto Marlies sign Cason Hohmann, Eric Faille

Jeff Veillette
July 12 2016 09:36AM

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The Toronto Marlies added to their AHL-only wing of the roster over the past two days, adding Cason Hohmann and bringing back occasional contributor Eric Faille on one-year deals.

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Comparing the Leafs' Big 3 Propsects to Pokemon's 3 Starters

Jeff Veillette
July 12 2016 08:27AM


Some of you are already sick of the Pokemon GO jokes and references taking social media by storm, and quite frankly, you are objectively wrong. This game might be one of the best things to happen to the Western Hemisphere in ages. Nostalgia is bringing the masses together, and it's also convincing everybody to go outside.

The day that the game came out in the US, I downloaded the leaked APK file and went for an hour long bike ride at 12:30 AM. Last night, I ran into a couple outside a church after dark, as we were both trying to hit up a Pokestop. I did my best to pretend that I didn't catch the Zubat that they were also trying to get.

I named him Leo, which is probably the only time I will ever make a Steve Dangle Podcast reference.

With the game already making Nintendo rich as hell again on its way to world domination, let's open the morning by comparing Toronto's three best prospects to the three Pokemon you start your adventure with.

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