The Ultimate Hipster Leafs Lineup

Jeff Veillette
October 19 2016 05:00PM

Man of many outlets and all-around funnyman Sean McIndoe, better known as "Down Goes Brown" gave Twitter a mid-day activity that was actually fun and entertaining. Basically, he approached hockey fans to build a starting lineup of players who played no more than 200 combined games for their team. As well, these players can't be active; so no Matthews, Nylander, and Marner.

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7 attempts to figure out why Matt Hunwick is in the lineup

Jeff Veillette
October 19 2016 03:32PM

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We're hours away from the puck being dropped on the third game of the Toronto Maple Leafs' regular season, and Matt Hunwick will once again dress. This has many Leafs fans a little dumbfounded and quite disappointed, as more viable alternatives appear to be available to them. Maybe not Roman Polak, who people were shocked to see even get a contract with the team in July, but at the very least, Frank Corrado being in purgatory for the start of a second consecutive year seems a little odd.

It's not so much that Hunwick is a bad hockey player, per se; he just doesn't appear to be getting the same results to justify being slotted in over others.

With that in mind, I tried to think of some reason, any reason why you'd opt for the status quo. Here's all I've got so far.

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No immediate decision to be made in Jared Cowen dispute

Jeff Veillette
October 19 2016 02:22PM

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Leafs fans today were excited to hear that there was a light at the end of the tunnel involving Jared Cowen's controversial buyout, but it seems like we might still have some time to wait before a decision is made. According to reports, the decision might take a couple of days to actually come down.

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Nation Network Statement on the Closing of General Fanager

Nation World HQ
October 19 2016 01:08PM


On Monday night the Nation Network learned, along with the rest of the hockey world, that NHL salary resource was off-line for good.

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The Leafs still need another big break, and they've set themselves up to get it

Ryan Fancey
October 19 2016 12:24PM

Every summer when draft time rolls around, we get to talking about the value of selections and the probability of prospects turning into serviceable NHL players. To the surprise of absolutely no one, picks from the beginning of the draft generally do much better than the ones in the later rounds. 

But even with that simple piece of information in mind, we know basically every team has players turn out who were selected beyond the first round, and some are fortunate enough to eventually get a star out of the mix. 

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