David Clarkson is The Worst Powerplay Weapon In Hockey

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
January 18 2015 10:47AM

There's a lot of things that you can rip on David Clarkson for. He doesn't score a lot, he loses most of his fights, and his contract with the Leafs should be framed in the Hockey Hall of Fame to show future hockey managers what not to do. I feel bad about it too; by all accounts he's a very nice gentleman and he clearly wants to succeed.

But I need to add one more thing to the list - he might be the single least effective powerplay option in the entire league. The Leafs coaching staff has to, at some point between "three months ago" and "immediately", consider another option in his spot.

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Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
January 17 2015 07:55PM

The above video was made in the year 2010, and yet it feels like nothing has changed. Except for the fact the Leafs started 1-2-1. Hell, if we want to be technical, the Leafs are still paying the player who makes a last-second cameo. 

Needless to say, the Peter Horachek era hasn't started off the way that many had hoped. In fact, on the score sheet, it's been a disaster - the Leafs were just shut out for the third time in four games tonight.

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Marlies Split Charlotte Series

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
January 16 2015 09:23PM


I don't think that this member of the Toronto Marlies is very happy. First off, he got a penalty. Secondly, the penalty box man clearly is doing some sort of dark magic, stripping the name off the back of his jersey and swapping all of his equipment with painfully generic goods. But mostly, he got a penalty.

Whoever this totally not-a-member-of-Charlotte-Game-Ops player is, they're probably feeling pretty mixed about these two games.

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LGD: Fighting 20 Duck Sized Ducks

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
January 14 2015 12:38PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are doing a lot of good things defensively right now. Over the past three games, the Leafs have given up just 66 shots against; a mark they haven't even come close to in three years (guess what the variable is). They're going to need that prowess to continue tonight, however, as they take on the Anaheim Ducks.

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The Leafs Should Probably Not Trade Phil Kessel For Max Domi

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
January 14 2015 09:00AM

Hi everybody. My name is Jeff and sometimes I write things on the internet, including on a site called The Leafs Nation dot com. Some of these things have previously involved dissecting the sheer insanity uttered by members of the media regarding the Toronto Maple Leafs. I've since decided that this is a bad idea, as it isn't really worth my own aggravation and can sometimes lead to burned bri.... ah, screw it. What the heck is Nick Kypreos thinking?

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