WWYDW: Rewrite The Future

Jeff Veillette
August 17 2016 01:43PM

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As you've probably noticed. We're in the midst of our Top 20 prospect rankings right now. In fact, #13 was today; Katy wrote about Zach Hyman. That does mean, though, that there are a ton of players who have already been slotted, be it in the 13-20 range, as honourable mentions, or just went completely voteless.

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Maple Leafs expected to hire Spokane GM Tim Speltz

Jeff Veillette
August 16 2016 01:44PM

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If done properly, "wisdom of the crowds" is perhaps the best way to go about decision making in professional sports management. The Leafs, with their endless supply of respected minds, have taken this approach to heart in recent years and appear to have stretched it even further today by hiring Tim Speltz as the Director of Western Area Scouting.

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Jimmy Vesey is not the selfish one in this situation

Jeff Veillette
August 15 2016 05:45PM

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Today is the day that the Jimmy Vesey saga ends. Or, rather, it was the day, until we realized that circling a calendar only does so much. As it turns out, today actually represents the dying hours of the Buffalo Sabres' pitch-exclusivity, as the 23-year-old becomes an Unrestricted Free Agent at midnight.

Leafs fans, who have been eyeing the Hobey Baker Award winning forward for ages as his brother and father sit in the organization, are no doubt excited for the chase to officially begin. But even with that midnight cutoff, it's not worth jamming the F5 key on your keyboard tonight. This could take some time.

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TLN Monday Mailbag: August 15th

Jeff Veillette
August 15 2016 02:44PM

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IS VESEY SIGNED YET? ITS VESEY SIGNED YET? IS VESEY SIGNED Y-no, Jimmy Vesey hasn't signed yet. In fact, as we found out yesterday, he's not even a free agent until midnight. So, while we wait to collectively panic, let's dip into the mailbag.

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REPORT: Jared Cowen to have yet another hearing to decide buyout outcome

Jeff Veillette
August 15 2016 11:58AM

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While the Toronto Maple Leafs' cap situation appears to show a team hanging on by a thread entering into October, their biggest potential saving grace appears to have had another setback in its conclusion. According to General Fanager, there is still some groundwork remaining in his arbitration process.

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