To The Jersey Tosser

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 11 2014 11:20PM


A few hours ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs lost their second game of the season to the Pittsburgh Penguins. We learned some things, like that Jonathan Bernier, Phil Kessel, and Stephane Robidas are probably still nursing injuries, because they've been, well, uncharacteristically bad. We learned that Sidney Crosby, unsurprisingly, is still amazing at the sport he's been atop of for years. Lastly, we learned how long it would take for somebody to rage-quit this year's team in public. 

Four days. We are four days into the regular season. Here's the thing about this jersey-tossing statement - it's really stupid.

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Marlies Lose Season Opener

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 11 2014 04:16PM


Ten years. It's been about that long since Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment sat down and decided that having an AHL affiliate three kilometres away from the Air Canada Centre made more sense than having one three thousand away. Over the years, the team has gone from a convince to a competitor, one that has been loaded with youth. Today, the Toronto Marlies opened up yet another season against the Utica Comets, and unfortunately for them, the game ended in a 2-1 loss.

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LGD: Leafs take on Penguins

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 11 2014 03:03PM

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Okay, whatever. So the Leafs lost the first game. It's in the past; 81-1-0 is still the best record in NHL history, and if 99.44 germ removal is good enough for some bathroom soaps, its good enough to be the Leafs' year-end Corsi-for percentage. Tonight, the Leafs take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Leafs Claim Richard Panik Off Waivers, Demote Two

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 09 2014 10:43AM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have dipped into the waiver market today and staked a claim, taking a chance on Tampa Bay Lightning winger Richard Panik

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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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