Monday Mailbag: Belation

Jeff Veillette
November 23 2015 03:33PM

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I typically fill up the introductory paragraph of the mailbag with gibberish and nonsense to give the illusion of pre-jump words. This week is no exception, but I wanted to use this spot to thank everybody for the birthday wishes I received yesterday on all the forms of social media yesterday. It was borderline overwhelming and it's nice to know so many people have my back.

Anyway, there's a bunch of questions sitting here. Let's dive in!

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Kapanen and Nylander light up scoresheet in Marlies Win

Jeff Veillette
November 22 2015 06:52PM

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William Nylander and Kasperi Kapanen are the youngest forward duo in the AHL, but they might also be the best. The Scandinavians came out in full force today, both having multi-point games in a 6-4 Marlies victory.

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Steve Simmons addresses Phil Kessel controversy and more in AMA session

Jeff Veillette
November 22 2015 10:51AM

Toronto Sun columnist and occasional TSN contribute Steve Simmons took to the mean streets of Reddit today to take part in an "Ask Me Anything" session on /r/hockey. While he admitted that he had no idea what Reddit, the 12th most-visited website in Canada, was until today, he brought with him some very curious answers to questions mostly related to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here are some of the key takeaways:

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REPLAY: Soshnikov breaks stick, recovers puck with feet

Jeff Veillette
November 22 2015 09:45AM

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When Nikita Soshnikov gets the puck, good luck taking it away from him. We've said this a few times already this year, and we won't stop saying it until he stops doing it. Last night, he dazzled us yet again, this time not even needing his stick to do it.

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Kapanen returns as Marlies win 5-1 in homecoming

Jeff Veillette
November 21 2015 07:11PM

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Stepping into Ricoh Coliseum this afternoon was a much different experience than the start of the season. It was a lot more... full. Not surprising, given that the team doesn't aggressively market before its big November road trip, but it was nice to see a return of the typical crowd of 6-7000 fans.

They weren't the only ones making a return, though. Marlies forward Kasperi Kapanen played his first game since November 6th and delivered a performance that impressed Sheldon Keefe.

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