BROZIE: We Got This

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 21 2014 08:29AM

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Guest post by Tyler Brozak (@brozie42)

In about an hour and a half, Team Canada faces the United States in the Men's Hockey Semi Finals. A lot of people are scared about this game, because my linemates are tearing it up for the Americans. It's a good thing to see them succeed, because we're a few months away from them assisting on my 16 consecutive game winning goals to win the Stanley Cup, but today? Rest assured, they'll be of no problem. I've made five precautions to make sure this game is in the bag.

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Talkin' About Practice

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 20 2014 08:35PM

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Photo via @Michael_Peake

Amid the frenzy that is the Olympics, it's a little hard to remember that there are Leafs things still happening ahead of their return game on the 27th. For example, did you know they started practicing yesterday? Yes, while Kulemin, van Riemsdyk, and Kessel continued to chase a shiny circle on a ribbon, the rest of the team hit the ice at the Mastercard Centre and began to get themselves back into gear. Notably on that list? David Bolland, practicing on the third line with Mason Raymond and Troy Bodie.

Bolland has missed 45 games after a laceration to his left ankle on November 2nd, and has been able to take advantage of this Olympic break to rehab without technically missing any more time. He seems to feel confident that he'll be good to go soon, and be playing at full steam in no more than a couple of games.

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BONUS MAILBAG: AskFM Edition

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 19 2014 07:16PM

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Also anonymous, but for entirely different reasons

For some reason, my Ask.FM inbox was full of anonymously-sent Leafs questions when I went to go check it yesterday. Of course, the usual was there (hate mail, luvudangler questions, spam, career advice requests despite my ineptitude, angrier hate mail), but there were enough Leafs questions to do a separate mailbag. Here we go:

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SOCHI UPDATE: Gold Hopes End For Kulemin

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 19 2014 12:22PM

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It's not what it looks like...

Today was the start of the significant knockout rounds in the Mens Hockey component of the Olympics, and as such, all three Leafs participants had a chance for their Gold Medal Hopes to either be closer to realization or completely taken away. Nikolai Kulemin and Russia took on the Finns, Phil Kessel and James van Riemsdyk faced off against the Czechs. Here's what went down:

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MAILBAG: Week of February 18th

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 18 2014 09:15PM

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You know what the worst part about long weekends is? Trying to remember what the day is and completely messing up your personal schedule. Wait, does that just happen to me? Do I just suck that badly? Anyway, at around 4PM yesterday I realized that I had to put out a mailbag article, but had no questions to do it for, and pushed it to today. Thankfully, everybody came through really nicely. Let's begin!

If you'd like to submit a question, email me at jeffler@gmail.com, or tweet your question with the hashtag #TLNMailbag. Tagging @Jeffler would be a fun courtesy, but unneccessary, especially if you're closing in on character limits. You can also leave your question in the comments of this post. 

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