LEAFS POSTGAME: It's actually the Eichelbowl

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 11 2015 08:00PM


Something to remember as teams rapidly tailspin their way into the bottom of the standings? The thirtieth place team isn't as likely to win the draft lottery as they were in previous years. In fact, you only have a one in five shot to end up with Connor McDavid, which realistically means that the Buffalo Sabres are tanking for Jack Eichel. The Leafs are trying their best to catch down to them, however, and had a chance to give the Sabres a big two points tonight. The end result? Well, they gave them one, but unfortunately for the tank, kept a pair for themselves as well.

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Nylander Picks Up Two Points in Marlies Loss

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 11 2015 07:48PM

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While the Maple Leafs try their very best to lose to the Buffalo Sabres, the Toronto Marlies are gunning for victories. Lots of them. As many as they can get, really, as they push towards a playoff spot that nobody expected them to even approach. Tonight, they continued to chase the dream, taking on the Leigh Valley Phantoms in rare weekday evening game.

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Byron Froese Making a Case for an NHL Contract

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 10 2015 08:18AM


When the Toronto Marlies received Byron Froese on a loan from the Cincinnati Cyclones on December 9th, 2014, The Leafs Nation did not have a piece about the news. We talked about the Leafs being bad (what else is now), and I suggested that Phil Kessel should probably take a couple of games off to rest his probably broken body.

When Froese turned that loan into an AHL contract on January 7th, 2015, The Leafs Nation did not mention it. We were still in a "holy crap they actually fired Randy Carlyle" fueled euphoria, and wrote about literally everything else.

Now, at the three month mark of his arrival we will finally address Byron Froese.

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Leafs Postgame: It was 3-1 (and its okay)

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 09 2015 09:16PM

Two regular defencemen shut down for the year, replaced by a waiver claim and a rookie who hasn't fared well in the NHL to date. The best centre on the team, (rightfully) scratched for being late for a team meeting. A decimated version of an already bad hockey team, taking on the fourth most successful group of players in the National Hockey League. Should be an easy loss, right? Well, not exactly.

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Mailbag: Intermission Rambles

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 09 2015 07:26PM


We're forty minutes into a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game and the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey team aren't Toronto Maple Leafs hockey losing. This is pretty astonishing, and quite frankly, offensive to the tank. While we wait for the period, however, lets answer some questions. If you want your question to be in the next mailbag, either leave a comment, or tweet @tlndc or myself.

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