Leafs Closing In On Assistant Coaches?

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 06 2014 10:51PM


According to John Shannon of Rogers Sportsnet, the Toronto Maple Leafs may be closing in on naming some assistant coaches, with three potential candidates now in the public eye. For those too lazy to do the research, here's a bit of background info:

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The Untouchables

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 06 2014 01:20PM


As you probably have already read, Nick Kypreos is saying words about the Toronto Maple Leafs again. The word from him is that the Leafs are going "all in" on the trade market, and by that, I mean approximately 80 to 90% in on the trade market, leaving just four players on the roster that aren't actively being shopped. But should it be this way? Yeah, probably.

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Mailbag: Brain Cleanout

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 05 2014 08:53PM


Today was locker room cleanout day for the Toronto Marlies. The process basically involves everybody getting up super early in the morning, and being told what they're expected to do next season, before grabbing everything they need, addressing the media, and heading wherever it is they need to be. For the media, it's the same start, but instead of being lectured, you're the ones trying to think of the last questions you can ask to get quotes out of these guys for a while. It's an interesting experience, and hopefully I can integrate the stuff I got today into some neat articles for you all. 

With that said, we won't jump straight into that. Today, it's a mailbag. Probably not the last one of the week either; there were a ton of questions today and I don't like these posts to go on forever.

To submit a question, send me a tweetemail meask me, or leave a comment.

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The Morning After

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 04 2014 10:18AM


In case you missed it last night, the Toronto Marlies were eliminated from the Calder Cup Playoffs, losing 6-2 in Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals. Obviously, the recap exists to give you immediate information about the game in hand, so I wanted to address a few things this morning.

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Toronto Marlies Eliminated From AHL Playoffs

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 03 2014 09:03PM


It all comes down to this. If the Toronto Marlies win, they head to the Calder Cup Finals for the second time in three years. Not just that, but do it with an entirely different core. Only six of these guys played in the 2011/12 run, and just Korbinian Holzer and Jerry D'Amigo played more than half the games. They'd go in with two sweeps, and and upset Game 7 victory against a team that appeared to be far and away the best in the league. Lose, and, well... they still greatly exceeded the pre-season expectations. Tonight, we saw the latter, as the Texas Stars scored four unanswered goals en route to a 6-2 victory, eliminating the blue and white.

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