LGD: Nobody is mad at Steven Stamkos

Jeff Veillette
October 25 2016 09:49AM

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Steven Stamkos plays for the Tampa Bay Lightning now. He used to play for the Tampa Bay Lightning as well, but he also was a mostly-unrestricted free agent for a few days before it wasn't worth it and stayed put. This surprised a lot of people, myself included, who had either assumed or had legitimate reasons to believe that Stamkos would sign with the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

Tonight marks Stamkos' first NHL game at the Air Canada Centre since he made his decision, and predictably, everybody in Tampa, from fans to bloggers and even mainstream media types are beginning to paint the day as one of resentment from Torontonians. Take this excerpt from SBNation blog Raw Charge, for example:

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TLN Monday Mailbag: October 24th

Jeff Veillette
October 24 2016 04:03PM

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I had a lead paragraph to open this mailbag with, but I lost it.

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Leafs waive Milan Michalek, claim Ben Smith

Jeff Veillette
October 24 2016 11:00AM

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The Toronto Maple Leafs have dipped into the waiver game for the second time this season, waiving Milan Michalek while claiming Colorado Avalanche forward Ben Smith.

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Marlies double up in pair of weekend victories

Jeff Veillette
October 23 2016 11:33PM

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The Toronto Marlies surprised a few people by losing a hockey game on Friday night, but the errors of their ways were quick to be erased. While the Manitoba Moose appear to be a much-improved team compared to last season, the Marlies made no mistake in beating them in both games.

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LGD: No Daggers Please

Jeff Veillette
October 22 2016 11:27AM

Costello Music is a great album. From Henrietta to Ole Black 'n' Blue Eyes, you're hard-pressed to find a single bad track on the Fratellis' debut record. I don't think I've regularly listened to a single release they've put out in the ten years since, but I can go back to this one once every few months and have a good time with it.

For a while, the song that the public was most aware of was Flathead, thanks to an iPod commercial. That's how I found out about the Fratellis. But then the Chicago Blackhawks ruined everything forever by making Chelsea Dagger ubiquitous and frustrating for those who watched literally any other hockey team.

Tonight, the Leafs look to silence Chelsea Dagger, for the good of the greater hockey universe.

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