July 24 2016 04:19PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs are closing in on a deal with Swedish goaltender Jhonas Enroth, according to a report from Johan Svensson of Swedish outlet Expressen.
July 24 2016 11:01AM
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I'm not sure if I've ever ranked my favourite absurd moments in sports history before, but I do know that yesterday's Chris Sale incident is up there. The Chicago White Sox pitcher refused to play in the team's throwback jerseys last night, stating that the cut and material were uncomfortable compared to the standard models.
Now, seeing as he's a starting pitcher, I don't blame him. Little things throw off pitching mechanics in big ways; that's why you see some of the game's finest hurlers fall apart in games because they broke a fingernail, or similar. If the jersey is going to mess with your most important player, then the marketing team is directly impacting your ability to win games.
With that said, I probably wouldn't have gone into the clubhouse with a knife and started cutting everybody's jerseys up to prevent the team from using them. That seems excessive. Maybe just hide them somewhere? I don't know. But here are a few Leafs jerseys that, aesthetically, I would consider doing the same for.
July 23 2016 10:23AM
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It looks like Toronto's power move to keep the cost of one of their restricted free agents down to a minimum may pay off after all. Leafs forward Peter Holland cleared waivers this afternoon, just an hour after the details of his arbitration hearing leaked out to the media.
July 22 2016 06:11PM
For the past 24 hours, the official The Leafs Nation staff Slack channel has been in an engaging meeting, and by that, I mean a loud and boisterous argument. Is it about the site's direction? Is it about the Leafs' direction?
Heck no. It's about junk food. Shawn asked me what my five favourite commonplace junk food items are, and ever since then, it's been a disaster. So we channeled that energy into this week's roundtable, going over some of our Top 5's, and what Leafs player we think would agree with us.
July 22 2016 12:22PM
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The Toronto Maple Leafs have officially completed signing all of their restricted free agents that aren't tied to arbitration cases, having signed defenceman Connor Carrick to a two-year contract this afternoon.