Options In Net?

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 07 2014 09:18PM


There's a lot of questioning as to who will go in net for the Toronto Maple Leafs next year. Not in the starting role; Jonathan Bernier has that covered, but as the backup. What options do the Toronto Maple Leafs have? As we can clearly see, it won't be me. Lets break it down..

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Mailbag: Justin Eats An Ice Cream Cone

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 06 2014 09:37PM


Friend of the site (read: active writer on the website) Justin Fisher always gets on my case about the mailbag and it's Canada Post Truck header image. Today, not much happened in Leafs land, and I've been distracted with the Five Hole For Food tour (I'm writing this from a small bed in Saint John, New Brunswick). As such, the mailbag is in! Just for Justin, I've got a throwback photo.

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Leafs, Franson Going To Arbitration

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
July 05 2014 08:35PM

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According to, well, every major mainstream media outlet on the planet, the Toronto Maple Leafs have a couple of players electing for arbitration. James Reimer was already known to be the one of them, but it's since come out that Cody Franson will be joining him.

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Cody Franson also elects for salary arbitration

Cam Charron
July 05 2014 04:56PM

Cody Franson didn't have a very good 2013-2014. His offensive numbers, a strong point for Franson throughout his entire career, dwindled. He had a career-low 0.69 even strength points per 60 minutes rate, and failed to have a very good puck-possession season despite playing over half of his minutes with Jake Gardiner, arguably Toronto's best defenceman.

Despite the tough year, the 33 points in 79 games and a tangible step back from his numbers of one season ago, Franson filed for arbitration, the second of two Maple Leafs to do so, and will probably remain a Leaf this upcoming season.

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Ask an agent: Talking to player agents in Philadelphia at the 2014 NHL Draft

Steve Dangle
July 05 2014 09:44AM


While in Philadelphia for the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Habs blogger Andrew Berkshire and myself hopped in a cab that already had two people in it. We started talking and it turned out those two other people were player agents Darryl Wolski of 2112 Hockey Agency and Aaron Schwartz of The Hockey Group.

Darryl and Aaron joined us on a lunch meet up and told us their stories and unique perspectives. While Darryl had been a player agent for a number of years, Aaron had only recently stepped aside from playing hockey to become an agent just six months ago.

Both agents agreed to an interview after lunch, sharing what it's like to be an agent, misconceptions of the job, how to get started, and more.

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