Mailbag: I'm Sleepy

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 20 2014 02:08PM

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I'm still getting used to being an adult. Like, having a job that isn't writing about hockey and stuff. I like what I do, but man, I can count my time slept every night in minutes. I was already sleepless beforehand, but this is a whole different story. That's enough about me, though - it's time to answer some questions!

To submit your Leafs or Marlies questions, tweet myself (@Jeffler) or the site (@TLNdc).

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Marlies Defeat Rockford In Double-Shutout Shootout

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 19 2014 04:35PM

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Do you know what's really weird to see? TJ Brennan, in the defensive zone, taking out Spencer Abbott. Yes, the top point and goal scorer of last year's version of the Toronto Marlies now wears the red of the Rockford IceHogs. I don't think that was his intent; he had signed a contract with the New York Islanders, only to get traded to the Blackhawks shortly thereafter. Probably not the one-way ticket to the NHL he was hoping for, but he's still got a job to do and a team to play for, and the Marlies now have a responsibility to pick him apart and shut him (and the rest of his teammates) down. Neither team scored in the actual game, but in the shootout, the Marlies found a way to make it work, getting the 1-0 win.

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LEAFS POSTGAME: Controlled Heartbreak

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 18 2014 08:42PM

You know what's a real kick in the pants? When Henrik Zetterberg completely dominates you for an entire game, racking up points as if he's playing Be A Pro mode on NHL 15 with the difficulty set to easy. Do you know what's a kick in the pants, but with a steel toed boot? When you get a second crack at him and his team, outplay them, and...

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Marlies Fall Against Rochester

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 18 2014 04:05PM

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Three-in-three weekends are a grind, even when your only travel is a short car ride. That's a lot of hockey to be playing consecutively, and you start to feel it as early as the second game. At least, that's what the Toronto Marlies will likely be saying tonight, after a disappointing outing against the Rochester Americans.

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Marlies Win in OT over Hamilton

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 17 2014 08:27PM

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After down-and-up opening weekend, the Toronto Marlies had their first road game of the season. It wasn't much of a trip, though; rather an hour drive across the QEW to take on the Hamilton Bulldogs, a team that they'll face eleven more times in the regular season. It's a good thing they're so close, though, seeing as the Marlies have games tomorrow and Sunday as well. If you're going to be tired, you may as well be less tired. In any event, tonight was a good start to the weekend; Toronto walked away with a 3-2 overtime win.

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