TLN Monday Mailbag: November 14th

Jeff Veillette
November 14 2016 08:33PM

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The best way to minimize your own stress levels is to minimize the stress of those surrounding you. That might be some personal experience, that might be empathy for anybody who plays with Roman Polak, I'm not quite sure which just yet. Anyway, here are this weeks' mailbag questions:

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Why you shouldn't be worried about Auston Matthews' slump

Jeff Veillette
November 13 2016 12:08PM

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Another game, another goalless effort. While his homeland talks about building walls, Auston Matthews has been claimed by media outlets in Toronto have hit a wall, now that his rate of production has slowed down considerably from that beautiful night on October 12th. That's when he scored four goals in his first NHL game; since then, he has two goals and six assists in fourteen games; hardly mindblowing numbers, especially when you consider that even the bulk of those came before October 15th.

Some are confused. Some are alarmed, even starting to wonder if the Leafs went after the wrong guy. But he'll be fine.

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Leafs Postgame: Penglosses

Jeff Veillette
November 12 2016 09:47PM

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Well, it's the result we all expected, but that didn't make it any less rough to watch. The Toronto Maple Leafs fell 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight, and it was about as bad as you'd think it would've been.

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Marlies blown out by Lehigh Valley Flyers

Jeff Veillette
November 12 2016 09:07PM

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So if you were coming here hoping to get some good news before being sad about the Leafs game tonight, you're in the wrong place. While the Leafs were in Pittsburgh losing to the Penguins, the Toronto Marlies suffered one of their most catastrophic defeats in a very long time, falling 7-2 to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

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LGD: The Return of Frankie

Jeff Veillette
November 12 2016 04:30PM

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HE'S ALIIIIIIIIVEEEEEEE! Frank Corrado is finally going to play in an NHL game this year, suiting up for the Leafs tonight as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. As you can imagine, I'm stoked, as a figurehead in the Believe in Frankie movement. Of course, it's in a game where the Leafs are basically set up to lose, but I guess you take what you can get. Puck drop is fast approaching, so let's get through this quickly.

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