WWYDW: Plan The Parade

Jeff Veillette
June 15 2016 06:38PM


We promise that we're going to go back to treating Phil Kessel as if he's just another member of another hockey team. Soon. But not today. Today, we have a very serious topic on our hands.

Kessel was on Sportsnet 590 the Fan this morning and in a conversation with Dean Blundell, mentioned that he might end up spending his day with the Stanley Cup, which has yet to be determined, back here in Toronto. Kessel has on many occasions spoken about how he feels this city is his second home, that he still has a lot of friends here, and that even though he sold his Bay and College condo this spring, he still visits often.

Obviously, there's a lot of fun speculation to be had about what he'll do with the cup. I'm hoping for the above-shown Wienermobile tour around the Financial District, with him stopping at Front and John for the tastiest of all the street meat. But that's not my question.

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Jared Cowen placed on waivers in preparation for buyout

Jeff Veillette
June 15 2016 10:27AM

Photo Credit: Winslow Townson/USA TODAY SPORTS

The Toronto Maple Leafs have placed defenceman Jared Cowen on waivers this afternoon, in preparation for the buyout of the remainder of his contract in the coming days.

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Announcing the First Ever TLN Draft Party

Jeff Veillette
June 14 2016 04:33PM

Auston Matthews not guaranteed; still a remote chance that John Chayka attempts a kidnapping.

We had so fun at our last party, that we've decided to throw one again! With the picks set in stone as book-enders (1st and 30th), it's our pleasure to announce that The Leafs Nation will be hosting our first-ever Draft Night party! Here's what you need to know.

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TLN Monday Mailbag: June 13th

Jeff Veillette
June 13 2016 10:05PM


This mailbag is a bit on the later side, but that's because another sport has put me in complete and total disbelief for the past seven hours. Seriously, I had zero confidence in the Italians to do anything today, even as a devoted and biased fan of the Azzurri, but to beat Belgium by TWO?! What a time to be alive? The cross on the Pelle goal, in particular, was a work of art.

But that has nothing to do with the Leafs. These mailbag questions, on the other hand...

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Kessel's victory a moment of celebration, not regret

Jeff Veillette
June 12 2016 09:01PM


After months and months of gruelling hockey, the NHL season is finally over, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have been named Stanley Cup Champions for the second time in the cap era. Somewhere, Brian Burke is screaming about team development models and threatening to rent out a barn. But speaking of Burke, there's a certain winger on this Penguins roster hoisting the silver mug for the first time.

Yes, we're talking about Phil.

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