The Roundup

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August 01 2014 08:05AM


Trevor Linden sparks the fighting in hockey debate, a Jake Gardiner type deal in Justin Schultz' future, Flames and Jets goaltending, Nail Yakupov talking the talk, and more in this week's roundup

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Leafs Renew Affiliation With Solar Bears

Jeff Veillette
July 31 2014 03:59PM


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The Toronto Maple Leafs have made a decision that is part hockey, part business today, agreeing to a two year extension of their ECHL affiliation with the Orlando Solar Bears. This extension appears to also make the Leafs and Marlies their only affiliates, removing the Minnesota Wild organization from the mix.

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The Log Off Podcast: "It was like an oasis in a sea of terrible last year"

Dimitri Filipovic
July 31 2014 10:22AM


There's a first for everything, and that sentiment rings truer today than ever before after an analytically-inclined podcast spent a strong 10-15 minutes praising a series of moves the Toronto Maple Leafs made recently. 

This week's show included that, some Hot PK Subban Takes™, and an extensive look at how this offseason has affected the Eastern Conference landscape.

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Can Gardiner take over?

Ryan Fancey
July 31 2014 07:32AM

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With the Jake Gardiner contract now sorted out, the Leafs look to be just about done with their off-season activity. They've made a few short-term, low-risk moves that most around these parts are happy with, and handled everything else a lot better than we were expecting. It's been a relatively positive summer.

There could be a minor change or two left to open up some bottom six forward spots, but it looks like we've finally reached the point where we can do what Leafs' fans do best: pick the lineup apart five-hundred different ways until opening night. 

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Mailbag: Responsenado

Jeff Veillette
July 30 2014 09:02PM


As I write this, the entirety of hockey twitter is fascinated with the newest version of Sharknado. I still haven't watched the first one, because "So bad that it's almost good. Okay, not good, but we pay attention to it anyway" is the purpose of my existence, not the plot of a movie. Everybody seems to be having a ton of fun, though, so who am I to judge? Here are some questions and answers.

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