LGD: The Leafs are bad, but the Oilers are worse

Jeff Veillette
February 11 2016 11:02AM

Connor McDavid is finally going to be forced to do the one thing he's been avoiding for his entire life; facing the Toronto Maple Leafs. I feel for the kid, really; he clearly wanted to be here, to the point where his clavicle acted in his best interests to get him out of the last matchup between these two teams.

But now, the gloves are off, and the Leafs need a loss. Tonight, even in Blue and Orange, he is Toronto's saviour, not Edmonton's, as the Leafs push for a huge zero points. Let's get right to it.

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Nazem Kadri to avoid suspension, will be fined for Throat Slash Gesture

Jeff Veillette
February 11 2016 09:20AM

Sometimes, a slap on the wrist is all a person needs. That's what the NHL is gambling on today, as they've decided not to suspend Nazem Kadri for his throat-slash gesture earlier this week.

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Blockbuster with Senators also creates positive impact for Marlies

Jeff Veillette
February 10 2016 12:48PM

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The biggest sub-story of yesterday's trade with the Ottawa Senators, no doubt, was the Toronto Maple Leafs moving on from their long-time captain Dion Phaneuf. At the same time, though, there are other ways that this trade impacts the team. For example, one can look at the roster shuffle it causes for the Toronto Marlies, and how it makes a great team somehow better.

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A Farewell To A Captain

Jeff Veillette
February 10 2016 06:45AM

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It was just like any other Sunday. Well, sort of. For whatever reason, I had woken up brighter and earlier than usual, and so had a bunch of my friends. Maybe it was meant to be, because on January 31st, 2010, the hockey world was flipped upside down by the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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Leafs Postgame: Flames' B-Team beats Marlies' B-Team

Jeff Veillette
February 09 2016 10:35PM

Think of the Leafs at the start of the season. A roster set up to fail, am I right? Okay, now place Joffrey Lupul and James van Riemsdyk on the IR. Oh, and keep Shawn Matthias out of the lineup with a less severe injury as well. Also, give Tyler Bozak an illness. Maybe, just maybe, trade Dion Phaneuf as well. That gives you a pretty barebones Wednesday lineup, but hey, at least the Flames will be exciting!

Wait, they put their worst goalie in net? Oh, and they scratched three key players because they were presumably, uhh, "not feeling great" the morning after watching the Super Bowl? This game has "least entertaining of the season" written all over it.

Did it ever live up to that hype, as both teams stumbled towards the finish line until the Flames skated away victorious, outscoring the Leafs 4-3 after sixty dreadful minutes.

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