Leafs Postgame: Collapse in Toronto

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 24 2014 08:50PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Ottawa Senators decided that the best way to keep the fans happy was to play two games in two cities at the exact same time. I don't know if it did anything other than tutor everybody on the difference between TSN4 and TSN 5, but I digress. Ryan will hook you up with what you need to know about the game in the Canadian Tire Centre, but here's what happened in Toronto:

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How Willie Nylander Won Toronto's Heart

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 24 2014 01:40PM

Yesterday was William Nylander's first preseason game as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The eighteen year old forward, who I will now affectionately refer to as "Prettier Patrick Kane" had a ton of hype placed upon him, and delivered with a late-game goal. Over the course of the night, he captured the attention and the hearts of the collective fanbase. Let's look at some key moments.

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Jeffler on Macko & Cauz

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 23 2014 10:22AM


Talking blanket scarves, Marlies, and Leafs preseason.

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Monday Mailbag: Back and Rebooted

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 22 2014 03:02PM


We finally got rid of our broken mail truck! These new ones are such piles of junk, it was just always in the shop. What we did instead, was we renovated an old one. Just pimped it the hell out. 

..anyway, the mailbag is back for another season. Instead of being our "Jeff has a self-imposed quota to reach" machine, I'll be taking in questions to answer every Monday. From now on, If you would like to take part, please tweet at our official twitter (@TLNdc), or leave your questions in these comments and I'll obtain this top secret (highly public) data and turn the best questions into mediocre answers.

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Leafs Roster Preview - Peter Holland

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
September 22 2014 09:44AM

Around this time last year, I made a bold proclamation. After a year of improvement on the Toronto Marlies' blue line, I said that Jesse Blacker would probably become the AHL team's highest-minute defenceman.

Boy, was I wrong. He got benched a bunch to start a year, got into a fight in practice, and just seemed to not be in Steve Spott's favour. It was obvious that he wasn't going to stick around, and that some value had to be gotten back for him while it still existed. As Leafs centres began to drop out with injury, they created a two part solution; sending Blacker and conditional draft picks to the Anaheim Ducks for Peter Holland (and Brad Staubitz, I guess).

My proclamation sucked (though Blacker did well with Norfolk last year), but Holland? Much less so. He's quite good, even.

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