Why Phil Kessel is the Best Leafs Winger of Our Lifetime

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 07 2014 01:13PM

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Do you know what I've noticed? Whenever anybody says something over the top about Phil Kessel, it's always negative. If it's about his personal life, his physique, his play style, whatever, the baseball bat is always swung at a dead, critical horse. You never see somebody overstep their boundaries to controversially praise the best player on the Toronto Maple Leafs.

I'll break from that norm today. Phil Kessel could be argued to already be the best Leafs winger of all time.

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Monday Mailbag: Its October Yet

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 06 2014 03:24PM


Hockey is upon us! I guess if we're honest with ourselves, it has been for a few weeks now, but we can finally have arguments about games that matter in the standings! Did that thing that just happen push the Leafs closer to the playoffs, or Connor McDavid? Does that giveaway mean Randy Carlyle should be fired, or the luxury box caterer? Why do my feet hurt?

None of these questions and more will be answered below. To submit your question, please send a tweet to @TLNdc or leave it in these comments.

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Four More Leafs With Hidden Talents

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 05 2014 02:30PM


So it turns out that everybody's Estonian-Born, Russian Hockey playing Finn can play a mean keyboard. Recent Leafs returnee Leo Komarov was recorded by fellow Finn Petri Kontiola, wreaking havoc to the electronic piano's poor keys. He's actually quite good, as you can see on Kontiola's instagram. But it makes you wonder, what other talents are hidden within the Leafs organization?

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Possession and the Preseason

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 04 2014 02:54AM


The preseason is over. It's time for teams to make their final decisions, and get ready for their season-opening puck drop. For the Toronto Maple Leafs, that's Wednesday. But before people get to tearing apart the regular season games for every number we can squeeze out of them, I'm going to do that very thing to the preseason.

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Leafs Postgame - Ending on a High Note

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 03 2014 09:24PM

The last game against the Detroit Red Wings was one of the greatest snooze fests of our generation. It was legitimately a struggle to sit through it, and that's not because the Leafs were shut out - it was just really boring. Tonight, we saw the opposite. With players looking to make strong final impressions, the Leafs overwhelmed their opponents, taking home a commanding 5-1 win to end the preseason.

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