Jeff's Opening Night Roster

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 02 2015 12:07PM


The regular season is upon us, which means that the City of Toronto is likely to have their hopes crushed if they plan on watching hockey in hopes of positive results, especially in the opening weeks. Thankfully, it looks like we're going to be distracted by playoff baseball for the first time since I was a year and a half old, and if baseball isn't your thing, playoff soccer for the first time ever. The Marlies also look like they could make a case for the best combination of youth and talent in the history of the AHL, though we should probably wait to see how their lineup plays out.

In any event, the Leafs can't just pass go and collect Auston Matthews, Jakob Chychrun, or Alex "Brayden" Nylander. They have to play the games. With that considered, here's the lineup that I think would make the 82-game schedule the least miserable.

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Dion Phaneuf drops first open-ice bomb of season on Brendan Guhle

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 29 2015 06:52PM


The Toronto Maple Leafs are losing 3-0 to the Buffalo Sabres after forty minutes, and that's not good. Jack Eichel scored a beautiful shorthanded goal, and that's terrifying to think about for the next decade and change. But you know what was good? Watching Dion Phaneuf take a run at somebody's proverbial life for the first time in 2015/16.

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LGD: Invading Frenemy Territory

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 29 2015 11:18AM


Photo Credit: Peter Llewellyn / USA TODAY SPORTS

Leafs fans are known for making the trek across the border to invade First Niagara Centre during games against the Buffalo Sabres - so much so that many blue and gold season ticket holders almost even up by selling their Leafs games and going to the rest. 

But does the same thing happen in the pre-season? The price gap isn't there, after all. Maybe fans need an excuse to go to Target, now that all the Canadian locations are gone? Anyway, we'll see how many of the Toronto faithful are in the crowd tonight when the Leafs take on the Sabres.

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TLN Player Profiles: C Tyler Bozak

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 29 2015 08:40AM

When Phil Kessel was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 1st, many thought that Tyler Bozak would be next to follow. Let's rephrase that actually; people were certain of it, seeing as they thought that he would be moved beforehand. But sure enough, we've reached the end of September, and Young Bozak is still a member of the team, looking to show that he can play away from the player who has been on the ice for all but fourteen of his career even-strength points.

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Crisis Averted: Radio Crew Road-Bound After All

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 28 2015 04:05PM

The powers that be at our favourite multimedia conglomerates appear to have had a change of heart this afternoon and have decided that broadcasters Joe Bowen and Jim Ralph will continue to follow the team along in 2015/16.

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