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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EXCLUSIVE: Kontiola Reports To Marlies, Will Attempt To Earn Leafs Call Up

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 01 2014 02:38PM


There was a lot of hype for Finnish forward Petri Kontiola going into the NHL preseason. After all, he had been a force for Metallurg Magnitogorsk and Traktor Chelyabinsk over the past couple of seasons, not to mention a strong point producer for the Finnish national team at three different levels in 2014. All signs pointed to him making the Leafs roster, with people slotting him anywhere between fourth line centre, and second line right wing.

However, once it came time to hit the ice, the results weren't what everyone had hoped. He wasn't as involved in the play as he needed to be, and he was sent down to the Marlies, leaving many to wonder how he would react. Today, we got some answers from the man himself.

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