Where Are They Now?

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 15 2014 12:44PM

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I wish I could bring more insight about this years draft. To be honest, I'm terrible at paying attention to draft classes, and tend to just go on Youtube the day before and pick whoever has the coolest trick shot as the guy I want the Leafs to pick. Its a pretty poor strategy, and one of my ambitions for next season is to not find myself in the same position this time in 2015. 

I did get to thinking though, the Leafs have drafted a lot of guys over the years. Where is everybody? I looked up every player the Leafs have drafted in this millennium, and traced their current hockey location (league of most games played in 2013/14) down.

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Mailbag: Home Stretch

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 14 2014 09:39PM

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It's been a heck of a weekend. I helped out Five Hole For Food's spinoff Waterloo tournament all of yesterday, inched my back home today, and got into Toronto just in time for the kickoff of the Italy game. As I had hoped, the Azzurri came out on top, and naturally, I headed to Dufferin and St. Clair to celebrate. But now, I'm home, and can spend some time relaxing. But first, we're still clearing out all of the old mailbag questions! So here's a few more, and hopefully the next few days will provide us with some news so we don't see as many of these posts.

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

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The Leafs and the World Cup

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 13 2014 08:58PM

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The Stanley Cup playoffs are almost over. In fact, the Los Angeles Kings may be hoisting the Stanley Cup above their heads by the time you read this article. With hockey basically done for a couple of months, we need a distraction. What better than a month long soccer tournament? Of course,  I'm talking about the World Cup. Its a magical time where people cheer for a sport they may or may not watch in the name of national pride, and drivers everywhere don't know if they're being honked at or with.

Anyway, James van Riemsdyk tweeted in support of the Netherlands National Team today. Van Riemsdyk,  of course, is a very Dutch surname,  though it conflicts with the fact the United States are in this tournament. Not surprising though; I'm Italian in background, and I'd probably be double cheering if Canada qualified. But what about the rest of the Leafs?

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Dan Boyle Interested In Toronto, But Does It Make Sense?

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 12 2014 11:10AM

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According to Darren Dreger (via Jonas Siegel), former San Jose Sharks defenceman Dan Boyle, whose rights are currently owned by the New York Islanders, has the Toronto Maple Leafs high on his list of teams that he'd like to play for. This ties in nicely with a quote from Dreger (via Hope Smoke) last month saying that the Leafs likely have interest in him. But does this lead to anything?

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Wayback Wednesday: Let It Go

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
June 11 2014 11:09AM

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The Los Angeles Kings have a very real chance of winning their second Stanley Cup in three years tonight. It's an amazing feat for a team that was built with purpose and with patience, and they deserve all the credit in the world for it. Most people are giving it to them.

There are some Leafs fans who hold a grudge though, based solely on an incident from 21 years ago, that happens to be my most frequent "Wayback Wednesday" request and one of the most popular mailbag questions since it started (just behind "who will replace Carlyle????"). I'm referring to...

"Do the Leafs win the Stanley Cup if Wayne Gretzky is called for a high stick in Game 6?"

First and foremost, you should have let this go 21 years ago. Secondly, probably not.

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