Could the Devils be a destination for a Toronto top six winger?

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 15 2015 11:08AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs are clearly in the midst of a transition. Over half the publicly-known staff has been fired, many players have been traded, and many will be walked away from. But it seems like there's still a lot left to come in terms of roster shuffling; the group from Game 82 will almost assuredly not be the one that skates on the ice for Game 1 in October. 

It takes two to tango, though, and in the New Jersey Devils, the Leafs may find a dance partner.

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Marlies win fourth consecutive game, close in on final playoff seed

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 14 2015 09:03PM


This was a must win game, and for once, it had nothing to do with implications and everything to do with the quality of opponent. Quite honestly, the Iowa Wild are far from stellar; in fact, they're the worst team in the AHL this year, currently twelve points back of 29th. They don't even have a McDavid to tank for, either! This should have been an easy two points for the playoff-pushing Marlies.

Sixty minutes and two goals later, it appeared to be just that, as Toronto took home a commanding 5-2 win.

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Horachek moved a disappointing but unlucky team in the right direction

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 14 2015 04:00PM

As the old saying goes, coaches are hired to be fired. Peter Horachek was probably the prototypical example of this; his promotion to head coach was labelled as interim from the start, and he was in that awkward spot in between "rising star" and "brand name". It may as well have been a death sentance for his tenure, particularly when you consider the team he was tasked to run.

With all of this said, the past four months have been a highly public audition for him. To ensure a more permanent role in another organization, he had to had to look good behind the Leafs bench. Unfortunately for him, it was a bit of a mixed bag.

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Joffrey Lupul Quits Twitter, Causes Panic

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 13 2015 09:00PM

After months of various social media drama, Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul has decided to pull the plug on his presence on Twitter. This typically wouldn't be a story; Phil Kessel, for example, tweets about as frequently as Halley's Comet appears. But in typical Lupul fashion, he exited by creating, well, social media drama.

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Monday Mailbag: Before the Massacre

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
April 13 2015 04:00PM


For whatever reason, I had the bright idea to seek out mailbag questions on Saturday night. I wanted to get it out of the way and published, knowing that it was the last one of the season before things would truly begin to switch to topics like the offseason and the draft. The result? Questions that are vastly different to what I would get if I asked for them today.

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