Leo Komarov isn't breaking out, the Leafs are finally buying in

Jeff Veillette
November 26 2015 06:00AM

Photo Credit: Tom Szczerbowski/USA TODAY Sports

A lot is being made of Leo Komarov's "coming out party" of late. The 28-year-old Estonian-born Finn has spent the bulk of the season on the Toronto Maple Leafs' top line with Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk. He's looked stellar in the role. 

Komarov well on his way to setting career highs in goals and points while putting up fantastic underlying numbers. But what's changed? What is new in Komarov's game that has made him a better player at such a late age? Komarov may not be the one who's changed. It might just be his surroundings.

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James Reimer leaves practice with Leg Injury

Jeff Veillette
November 24 2015 10:37AM

If there are two things that act as Optimus Reim's kryptonite, you assume that they're the Boston Bruins and freak injuries. After a weekend of getting beaten by the former, the latter appears to have snuck its way in as well, as the Leafs' starting goaltender left practice with an injury.

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Leafs sign Nielsen and Timashov to Entry-Level Contracts

Jeff Veillette
November 23 2015 03:53PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed two of their 2015 draft picks to entry-level contracts today, putting pen to paper with Andrew Nielsen and Dmytro Timashov.

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Monday Mailbag: Belation

Jeff Veillette
November 23 2015 03:33PM


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


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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