Monday Mailbag: Buncha Bangers

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 31 2015 03:47PM

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I'm going to the Blue Jays game tonight. I like it when teams score more points than the other team, especially when the team that does it is the one that I'm cheering for. The Blue Jays have done that a lot lately. I like seeing the City of Toronto happy and successful. I don't know where I'm going with this, but Toronto rules and hopefully more parts of it will rule soon.

Anyway.

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TLN'S ALL-TIME GREATEST LEAFS TEAM: FELIX POTVIN

Steve Dangle
August 31 2015 09:15AM

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TheLeafsNation.com is counting down the best Leafs of all-time and Felix Potvin made their list. Knowing he is my blue and white bae, they  asked me to make a video about him. Here it is!

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TLN Prospect Profile: #5 Jeremy Bracco

Bobby Cappuccino
August 31 2015 08:09AM

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When the Leafs traded their 24th overall pick in the 2015 draft to move down, I was a little upset. Others questioned the move too - with Travis Konecny still on the board, why not take him and run away laughing? But I was sad for a different reason - TLN favourite Jeremy Bracco was still available, and he most certainly wouldn’t be by the time the Leafs picked again. Or so I thought.

When it got to the Leafs 34th overall pick, I expected them to call Bracco’s name. With that pick, the Leafs took Travis Dermott, once again breaking my heart. But then finally...pick #61. Mark Hunter calls Bracco’s name, and he is a Leaf. Pure euphoria. For me. I am sure it was great for Bracco and his family as well.

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TLN's All-Time Greatest Leafs Team: Rick Vaive

Adam Laskaris
August 30 2015 04:17PM

Rick Vaive was drafted fifth overall by the Vancouver Canucks in 1979. After just one season, he was dealt to Toronto as part of a package that saw Tiger Williams and Jerry Butler head west. Williams would put up one 30-goal season in Vancouver, Butler never hit 20. Vaive hit 50 goals three times in Toronto and hit at least 30 another four times in his 7 seasons in the Blue and White. It's perhaps the 2nd best Toronto-Vancouver trade ever, after Cam Charron for a writer to be named later (which turned out to be Jeff Veillette).

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TLN's All-Time Greatest Leafs Team: Tomas Kaberle

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 29 2015 08:31AM

As we embark on our annual TLN Top 20 Prospects series, it's important to remember and recognize the special players that paved the way for tomorrow's stars. Over the next few weeks, we will be announcing our first ever TLN All-Time Greatest Leafs Team, announcing a new player every day until we've filled out our 23-man roster.  

Thirty seconds left in the game. Leafs are down by one and are on the powerplay. Lose the faceoff because they can't trade for Yanic Perreault anymore. The other team dumps the puck. You have time to recover it, make one zone entry, and possibly take a shot or two. Who do you send to start if off?

If your answer isn't Tomas Kaberle, you're objectively wrong.

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