A Farewell To A Captain

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 10 2016 06:45AM

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It was just like any other Sunday. Well, sort of. For whatever reason, I had woken up brighter and earlier than usual, and so had a bunch of my friends. Maybe it was meant to be, because on January 31st, 2010, the hockey world was flipped upside down by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Leafs Postgame: Flames' B-Team beats Marlies' B-Team

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 09 2016 10:35PM

Think of the Leafs at the start of the season. A roster set up to fail, am I right? Okay, now place Joffrey Lupul and James van Riemsdyk on the IR. Oh, and keep Shawn Matthias out of the lineup with a less severe injury as well. Also, give Tyler Bozak an illness. Maybe, just maybe, trade Dion Phaneuf as well. That gives you a pretty barebones Wednesday lineup, but hey, at least the Flames will be exciting!

Wait, they put their worst goalie in net? Oh, and they scratched three key players because they were presumably, uhh, "not feeling great" the morning after watching the Super Bowl? This game has "least entertaining of the season" written all over it.

Did it ever live up to that hype, as both teams stumbled towards the finish line until the Flames skated away victorious, outscoring the Leafs 4-3 after sixty dreadful minutes.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Feb 9, 2016 - Dion

Steve Dangle
February 09 2016 10:10PM

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On this episode, the guys talk about the huge Dion Phaneuf trade and a bunch of other stuff, including Kanye West.

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Nazem Kadri could face suspension for throat-slash gesture

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 09 2016 09:53PM

The Leafs' centre depth could get worse before it gets better. In the first period of tonight's "worst game ever" against the Calgary Flames, a heated Nazem Kadri responded to Flames captain Mark Giordano with some choice words and a throat-slash gesture.

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Where Does Tobias Lindberg fit in Toronto's Prospect Pool?

Justin Fisher
February 09 2016 06:30PM

When news broke earlier today that Dion Phaneuf had been traded to the Ottawa Senators in a surprise nine-player deal, there weren't a lot of people concerned about Tobias Lindberg. It's understandable... Did Toronto retain salary? No? Ok, well who's coming to the Leafs? Michalek? Ok, and Cowen? Alright. Cool.

Lindberg's name, of course, was there. It was listed right beside that 2017 second round pick. But Lindberg wasn't one of the typical "main pieces" coming back, not worthy of a ton of initial discussion in the same way that nobody in Ottawa is getting all gung-ho about Casey Bailey or Matt Frattin or Cody Donaghey or Ryan Rupert.

The truth of the matter is that Lindberg, along with the draft pick, is the real return for Phaneuf. The rest is just money in, money out. So let's talk about the newest Leafs prospect and where he fits in.

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