TLN Monday Mailbag: August 1st

Jeff Veillette
August 01 2016 12:51PM


What's old is new again! The Mailbag has a new header look with an ode to the past, though Lou is our new delivery driver. With that said, let's dive into your questions for today.

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REPORT: Leafs once again favourites in Jimmy Vesey sweepstakes

Jeff Veillette
July 31 2016 10:06PM

You didn't think we were going to get through this summer without another down-to-the-wire sweepstakes, did you? With two weeks remaining until he officially hits the market Nashville Predators draft pick, Buffalo Sabres property, and Harvard University captain Jimmy Vesey has been reported to be leaning back towards the Toronto Maple Leafs as his top destination.

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TLN Plays of the Month: July 2016

Jeff Veillette
July 31 2016 12:05PM


Well, that was an eventful month! What was supposed to be the glorious end to Stammergeddon and a period of relaxation where nobody quite cared about anything else ended up being much different. The Leafs instead ended up building up the depth side of the roster with a level of urgency that made us all get a little antsy, for better or for worse.

Anyway, with the month behind about to be behind us, and knowing that some of our readers may have gone on vacation or taken an offseason breather from the game, I've assembled all of the news, takes, and resources that TLN had to offer in July into a couple of easy to follow lists.

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The long-term outlook of Toronto's rookie bonuses

Jeff Veillette
July 30 2016 05:01PM

Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY SPORTS

The Toronto Maple Leafs have a lot invested in their young core, both figuratively and literally. The team is looking to its youth to re-ignite the once great franchise, building themselves up from within through scouting and player development to create a sustainable environment for long-term success.

They've also made a lot of promises to players if they're good and have brought in a few players who had those promises attached to them. Listed below is every potential performance bonus that the Leafs could end up paying over the next three seasons.

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TLN Roundtable: Back that pass up

Jeff Veillette
July 30 2016 09:08AM


The Leafs have all of their forwards signed. In fact, they might just have too many. They also have all of their defencemen signed, and there might be an abundance there too. But between the pipes?  Frederik Andersen is presumably the starting goalie after that trade and contract extension, but... who is supporting him? Our esteemed panel gives its opinions.

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