Leafs Postgame: Sacrebleu

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 01 2014 08:22PM

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It's a matchup that never gets old. Once about being the face of English Canada vs. the face of French Canada, the Leafs and Habs rivalry is still about two powerhouse organizations. Tons of money. Tons of fans. Tons of history. Two pretty good teams, as well. It's always a fun night to watch, and it was going to get even better with a Sochi Semifinal rematch. James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel vs Carey... what? Peter Budaj started? Whatever. It's still a rivalry game with lots of points implications, and it landed in the favour of the Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge, by a score of 4-3.

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Marlies Lose 5-2 to Hamilton

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 01 2014 04:05PM

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The Leafs/Habs rivalry is one of the biggest, longest lasting, and most important rivalries in all of professional sports. To remind us of this, the American Hockey League's schedule involves their affiliates facing each other twice in the preseason, twelve times in the regular season, and potentially a best of seven playoff series.

I know I complain about this every time. It's not even anybody's fault; this league relies on bus travel and it makes things easier. But it's still a bit annoying. Except when the big clubs are playing on the same night, then there's a certain cool factor involved. What isn't cool for the blue and white, however, is a loss, which they walked away with today.

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The Rumour Mill - Part 1

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 28 2014 03:20PM

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It's late February in an Olympic year, and you know what that means - the Trade Deadline has NOT passed yet, and we still have a little more than a week to run around pointing at guys while screaming "YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, I WANT IT!".

This year, a couple of higher profile players have hit the market. Could the Leafs be interested in moves involving any of them? We'll go through a couple potential candidates bit by bit as we near the deadline. Today, lets go far over to the west coast.

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Leafs Postgame - Long Island Blues

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 27 2014 07:45PM

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Sochi is over, and now that we've gotten "complain about practice" out of the way, it's time to focus on what actually matters; NHL hockey! Granted, it's debatable whether an already bottom-of-the-standings New York Islanders really count as an NHL team without superstar John Tavares, but that should make this game pretty automatic, no? Not so much, as it headed to overtime. Not just that, Lubomir Visnovsky ensured the Leafs walked away with just one point in a 5-4 loss.

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Marlies School Senators in 4-2 Win

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 26 2014 03:57PM

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There's nothing quite like hearing the drop to Flux Pavilion's Do Or Die while kids scream at 10 in the morning to make you feel alive. Yes, it's another Toronto Marlies school day game, the second of three this season. They're a great opportunity for the organization to reach a new, younger audience that can become new fans in the future, or at least give them a day away from class. From the team's perspective, it lets them shake up their routines a bit and probably messes with them less than the team coming in to face them. Today, that opponent was the Binghamton Senators, who they defeated by a score of 4-2.

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