TLN Monday Mailbag: February 8th

Jeff Veillette
February 08 2016 06:00AM


Did you miss me?! *cricket noises*

Okay, okay, so I'm sure that having Bobby and Cat in my place on the mailbag hot seat was a blast, but those two have more important things to do with their lives, so you're stuck with little ol' me again. Let's take a look and see what you all had on your minds!

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Marlies lose to last-place Moose in overtime

Jeff Veillette
February 06 2016 04:38PM


The Toronto Marlies have only three losses since December 29th, and interestingly, two of them have come from teams at the bottom of their conference. After losing 6-5 in overtime to Binghamton last Saturday, the Marlies ran into the same issue in the West, falling by the same score to the 30th overall Manitoba Moose this afternoon.

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Just how far ahead of the pack are the Toronto Marlies?

Jeff Veillette
February 05 2016 01:49PM

Photo Credit: Christian Bonin/

The Toronto Marlies are the best team in the American Hockey League, and it isn't even close. You probably already knew this, though, especially if you're a regular to our coverage here on The Leafs Nation. But I was curious just how far ahead they were of this year's crop. With that considered, I dug into the numbers to see how wide the gap was. The results? Well..

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Marlies begin road trip with dominant win over Manitoba

Jeff Veillette
February 05 2016 12:28AM

Photo cropped from original, credit: Flickr / Manitoba Moose

The Toronto Marlies are taking an extended break from Ricoh Coliseum for the last time this season, touring Winnipeg and St. John's for two weeks before beginning a two-month stretch where the team doesn't go more than a weekend without a home game. Tonight, they kicked things off against the Manitoba Moose and walked away with a relatively stress-free 6-2 victory.

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Leafs Postgame: Dancing with the Devils

Jeff Veillette
February 04 2016 10:18PM

It was a night of celebration for the Toronto Maple Leafs. A few people had some endurance milestones; Dion Phaneuf was playing in his 800th game and Mike Babcock was coaching his 1000th, but what really mattered was the pre-game tribute to Darryl Sittler, whose famous 10-point game was 40 years ago this week.

Oddly enough, the Leafs and New Jersey Devils decided that a fitting tribute would be to put the sticks away and avoid scoring at all costs. Even with the shootout considered, the teams only put five pucks in the back of the net in a 3-2 Leafs shootout victory.

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