TLN Monday Mailbag: July 4th

Jeff Veillette
July 04 2016 11:46AM

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Shoutout to James Van Riemsdyk, Jake Gardiner, Matt Hunwick, Garret Sparks, Connor Carrick, Jeremy Bracco, JJ Piccinich, Nolan Vesey, Tony Cameranesi (for six more weeks), Dominic Toninato, Dakota Joshua, Joseph Woll, JD Greenway, and Jack Walker on this fine Fourth of July. May your day be filled with glittery eagle GIFs.

Also, we have a mailbag that's overflowing with questions, so let's get chipping away!

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Marlies sign Colin Smith, Marc-Andre Cliche

Jeff Veillette
July 04 2016 09:38AM

With call-ups and waivers leaving room for a potential need to restock the Toronto Marlies' cupboards, the Leafs organization has added a pair of AHL contracts into the fold in Colin Smith and Marc-Andre Cliche.

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What's New, Leafs? A Pussycat. Whoa Whoa Whoaaaa.

wraparoundcurl
July 03 2016 04:25PM

#tbt Tempelton at the Mem Cup 😂😂

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Noted cat enthusiast Kerby Rychel joins the Toronto Maple Leafs to bring things to the table. Here’s the thing - I know very little of him other than I had been following him on Instagram just so I could look at pictures of his cat Templeton. And that says A LOT because so much of my life is spent trying to care about my friend’s cats.

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Why A Matt Martin Buyout Will Never Happen

Shawn Reis
July 03 2016 10:01AM

With the Leafs signing fourth-liner Matt Martin to a contract worth $10 million, there's been lots of talk already about how the Leafs will probably regret that contract in the future. By extension, there's been lots of talk about how the Leafs might eventually get out from under that contract.

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12 things to consider about the Matt Martin signing

Jeff Veillette
July 03 2016 08:42AM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs kicked off their offseason earlier this weekend by signing a Sarnia Sting legend, born in Ontario, and represented by Newport Sports to a multi-year contract. No, it wasn't Steven Stamkos, but ex-New York Islanders winger Matt Martin. This signing has polarized the community a bit, so let's take in some of the positives, negatives, and in-betweens.

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