THE VALUE OF TRASH

Wanye
August 01 2013 10:32PM

 

It's still the summertime doldrums here at the Nation. With little news expected in the next few weeks before things heat up prior to the season starting articles involve projections, speculation, rumours and British people bombing down hills after a wheel of cheese. 

And today we present an article on the new trash button and what it means to society. If you want an article about EV/60 or something else substantiative keep on truckin soldier. If you want to know why we created a trash button that will probably lead to fist fights in the comments section for all eternity read on.

This is an article about the business of the Nation and nothing more. You have been warned.

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Leafs Twitter Says Dumb Thing

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 01 2013 02:41PM

You know it's a slow news day when you're talking about something posted by a team social media account, but... yeesh. 

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Do these Leafs look better than the old Leafs?

Ryan Fancey
August 01 2013 07:52AM

No, I don't mean actual physical looks. Though, the answer to that question is certainly "yes" because David Clarkson is quite handsome. 

I'm wondering if this team looks better on paper than the one that finished up this past season. 

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How The Leafs Have Shifted Asset Allocation for 2013-14

Blake Murphy
July 31 2013 11:37AM

As you may have heard ad nausem throughout the offseason, the Toronto Maple Leafs have made some interesting decisions with respect to salary cap management for the 2013-14 season. With many of their best value deals coming up for raises by way of the restricted free agency process, the Leafs now find themselves short on bargain deals that helped them find success without just out-spending other teams.

This summer, though, Dave Nonis hasn't been tight with the purse strings - he bought out Mikhail Grabovski and Mike Komisarek, he opened up the cheque book for Tyler Bozak and David Clarkson, and he's had RFAs receive more than the anticipated amount.

All of that adds up to leave the Leafs in a precarious cap situation, with just under $5M left to sign both Nazem Kadri and Cody Franson (spoiler: not happening). So, with a different cap situation and a few changes to the roster, I wanted to look at how the Leafs have shifted their allocation of assets.

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Leafs sign Mark Fraser to 1-Year, $1.275 million deal

Steve Dangle
July 30 2013 08:50AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have locked up Mark Fraser for the 2013-14 season.

Sportsnet 590 the Fan reporter Matt Brown broke the whole morning's events. Here's how the deal went down...

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