Mailbag: Home Sweet Home

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 23 2014 11:50PM

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At about 5:45 AM this morning, the wheels touched down on a plane headed from Vancouver to Toronto. Out of that plane, came a tired individual who many believe should shut up. Yes, I'm back at home as of this morning, and yes, you'll get your silence soon; I think I'm going to take a bit of time off in the near future. But for now, there's a bunch of questions in my inbox that people appear to want answered, so lets have at it.

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Leafs Sign David Booth

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 22 2014 03:01PM

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A new assistant GM in the morning, and a new player in the afternoon. The day hasn't stopped for the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have inked David Booth to a 1 year, 1.1 million dollar deal. 

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Culture Shock

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 22 2014 02:39PM

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At about 7:30 AM, my eyes opened to the tune of "Jeff, wake up, I got an alert from TheScore". It was noted living human being, girlfriend haver, and TheLeafsNation writer Cam Charron, whose couch I've been sleeping on during my several bonus days in Vancouver (I head back home late tonight). "(Dave) Poulin and (Claude) Loiselle have been fired and the Leafs hired Kyle Dubas."

I thought he was kidding at first, but he was very much serious. In my initial assumption, lies the very reason for my excitement.

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Franson Deal Unorthodox In Structure

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 21 2014 01:50PM

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As you've probably already read on one of the various media outlets (possibly on The Leafs Nation courtesy of resident handsome man Justin Fisher?), the Toronto Maple Leafs and Cody Franson have settled ahead of arbitration, ultimately agreeing to a 1-year, 3.3 million dollar contract. But how does he stack up to his peers?

Here's the thing; this deal doesn't exactly give him many peers.

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Disproving the Improving

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 20 2014 07:17PM

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So, I'm looking for things to write about today. At the time, it was about 9:30 AM in Vancouver, 12:30 PM in Toronto, so the pickings were relatively slim on a slow news day. But then I stumbled upon an amazing post while going through the new queue on /r/leafs. Or as Reddit would call it, "this gem". Here's a thorough analysis.

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