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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Leafs, Franson Ready For Arbitration War

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 19 2014 09:41PM

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We're closing in arbitration season, folks! It's that wonderful time of the year where players invent things to brag about as a means of countering the character assassinations that teams give in order to keep guys for cheaper.

In a little while, we'll have Jake Gardiner and James Reimer, but the first of the bunch appears to be Cody Franson. It seems that every year he has a confusing and tiring contract situation attached to him, but this time, we'll get a relatively quick ending.

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Instacaptain

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 18 2014 11:24PM

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 It's a momentous time to be alive for those who like filters and tapping their thumb quickly and in succession; Dion Phaneuf has joined Instagram.

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